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. To become a care minister or to learn more, contact Bob Smithers.
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.
Through the Flower Guild ministry, a team of volunteers thoughtfully creates floral arrangements each week to enhance our worship services and overall welcoming mission, including special occasions in the life of the church. Flowers are both purchased from outside vendors and collected from the church grounds and gardens of our friends and members. The flowers in Sunday worship are paid for by members to honor or celebrate a life, birthday, anniversary, etc. Flower Guild volunteers meet every Saturday mornings to prepare arrangements. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Linda Hanks.
Meals for Members
Shallowford coordinates and provides meals to members during times of need using the Take Them a Meal website. Whether members are welcoming a new child or are in need our assistance during a difficult time, Shallowford is always willing to help. To sign up, visit Take Them a Meal, search the person’s last name, and enter the password, spc.
Meals have not been requested for any members at this time.
If you have questions regarding meals or would like to receive notifications when a new member has been added to the list, contact Lyn Bishop.
Prayer Network Ministry
Shallowford’s Prayer Network ministry organizes volunteers to pray for each member of the congregation, by name, for one month in the year. If you are interested in joining the Prayer Network ministry or would like more information, contact Prue Swerlick.
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 Denise Webber.