Our Bereavement ministry offers comfort and love to friends and family of the deceased and extends hospitality to all memorial service attendees. This ministry also provides friends and family of the bereaved family an outlet to express their support through personal notes. If you would like to become part of this ministry, contact Judy Dalton.
Shallowford pairs volunteers – also known as care ministers – to help care for individual church members who are unable to come to church regularly. Through monthly visits, calls, or notes, our care ministers check in with their assigned member. The group meets every other month for administration, training, and support.
Communion @ Home
Once a quarter, church elders go out two-by-two to serve the sacrament of holy communion to our members who are unable to come to worship. For more information, contact Mary Ellen Pendergrast.
Flower Guild & Dedications
Through the Flower Guild ministry, volunteers thoughtfully create floral arrangements to enhance worship and overall welcoming. Flowers are both purchased from outside vendors and collected from the church grounds and gardens of our friends and members. The flowers in worship are paid for by members to honor or celebrate a life, birthday, anniversary, etc. For $80, you can honor a loved one by sponsoring an arrangement for Sunday worship. Orders may be placed by calling the church office.
Meals for Members
Shallowford coordinates and provides meals to members through the Take Them A Meal website. Whether welcoming a new child or assisting those during a difficult time, the congregation is always willing to help. To receive future notifications, contact Lyn Bishop.
Through Shallowford’s prayer network volunteers pray for each member of the congregation, by name, for one month in the year. In addition, Shallowford members pray for one another, as well as for friends of the church through a weekly prayer email. Whether you need prayers for healing, are grieving the loss of a loved one, or are celebrating new life, you can count on the congregation to keep you in its thoughts and prayers. To submit a prayer request, please call the office.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Throughout the year, the Prayer Shawl ministry creates and gives personalized prayer shawls to church and community members experiencing tough times. Quarterly workshops are held on Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for participants to learn and teach others. In addition there are casual gatherings at a local restaurant. If you would like to participate or know of someone in need of a prayer shawl, contact Mary Ellen Pendergrast.