By providing concern and prayers for members of our church and the community beyond its walls, the Care Team plays an important role in the Heart of Longmont United Methodist Church.
The team adds to its notes the weekly prayer concerns that are added to the prayer chain. They call the individuals who requested the prayers to get an update on the prayer recipient. When they meet on Wednesday mornings, they review each name and prayer request and any update that has been obtained.
The Care Team sends cards when someone is hospitalized and give continued support in someone’s long illness.
The families of Heart of Longmont are supported when a loss has occurred. Booklets about grieving are sent out periodically during the first year, and many recipients of the booklet have commented on how helpful they were during that first year. It is the vision of the team’s chairperson, Kathy Bradley, to acquire additional grieving books, given the positive comments from those who receive them.
Another vision is to add a book titled So You Have Cancer, which can be helpful as a cancer patient navigates through the many aspects of treatment.
“I would also like to see our shut-ins of the community visited monthly and taking communion,” she added.
With these visions in mind, the Care Team needs support from the congregation during the February Compassion Offering.
“We need additional members on our team to help with our Prayer Requests and making calls for updates,” Kathy said. “Our team of five members just can’t do an appropriate job for Heart of Longmont without help.”
Monetary gifts will also be appreciated to support the purchase of the aforementioned books that will help church or community members who are going through trying times.
Remember the Care Team during February as the collection plate is passed around. If you would like more information about Care Team volunteer opportunities, contact Kathy Bradley at 720-352-0757 or bradleyksd [at] gmail [dot] com.