CanCare is a non-profit organization in which the volunteers are all cancer survivors of at least one year. After a three-day training, they work with other individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer (and their families), providing one-on-one support.
COMMON GROUND - CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP
People share encouragement, resources, and hope as they live with loved ones with chronic illnesses. Meets the second Friday of every month at 10:15 am in the Parlor.
Volunteers divide arrangements from Sunday worship services to be delivered by teams to the homebound, hospitalized, and those in nursing homes. Volunteers are needed for flower arrangement and for flower delivery.
The Gathering Place is a monthly program that offers a safe, loving, spirit-led, caring environment for those who are living with memory loss. The Gathering Place allows caregivers an opportunity to have time to themselves and/or enjoy quality interactions with their loved one by participating in the Gathering Place Activities. Please contact Beth Parnell for more information.
Recent News Article:
*NEW GATHERING PLACE WEBSITE
If you would like to see the newly published website for The Gathering Place
and Common Ground, go to http://lakewoodgathering.org.
Teams of volunteers are sent out on every first Sunday of the month to serve communion to our homebound, hospitalized, and nursing home members.
LAY CHAPLAINCY AT METHODIST WILLOWBROOK
Volunteers are trained to provide care to hospitalized people at Methodist Willowbrook Hospital.
NEW NORMAL - GRIEF RECOVERY
People who have experienced grief meet every other month for lunch and for discussions of hope as they journey to find the “new normal” after experiencing loss.
LUMC’s Prayer Ministry has several facets. There is the Prayers and Squares ministry which makes prayer quilts; a weekly prayer meeting on Wednesdays where every name on the LUMC prayer list is prayed over; a Sunday morning Prayer Room Ministry that signs prayer cards and prays for those desiring prayer; and various prayer vigils throughout the year.
This ministry equips volunteers to reach out and provide prayer and care to LUMC members in need through weekly phone calls.
This ministry provides food to those who have had recent hospitalizations and are in need of help. In addition, Shepherd’s Ministry hosts and provides food for receptions that follow funerals or memorial services at LUMC.
This ministry provides one-on-one, trained, lay Christian care to those who are experiencing crises or transitions in their lives. Situations that Stephen Ministers address include, but are not limited to, divorce, grief, illness, unemployment, family crises, and change.
HOW CAN I SERVE?
VOLUNTEER TO SERVE COMMUNION TO HOSPITALIZED AND HOMEBOUND
PROVIDE MEALS TO THOSE IN NEED
PRAY FOR THOSE IN NEED
VOLUNTEER AT THE GATHERING PLACE
BE TRAINED AS A STEPHEN MINISTER
BE TRAINED AS A LAY CHAPLAIN
ARRANGE OR DELIVER FLOWERS