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.
DAYS FOR GIRLS
Sustainable hygiene care solutions + social enterprise training = dignity, health and opportunity for Every Girl. Everywhere. Period. Providing hygiene kits to girls adds 2 years to their education that they would otherwise miss. This ministry meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 1:00 pm in the Loft and works to provide health and hygiene kits for girls around the world. Over 700 kits have already been distributed! For more information, contact our office. www.daysforgirls.org
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 celebrates its 6 year anniversary! For more details, follow this link.
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.
The Second Family Care Team® at Lakewood United Methodist Church is celebrating a milestone. January 2018 marked the 3rd anniversary of the team!
Second Family provides caring relationships and support that allows people with limited ability to leave home to interact on a regular basis with caring team members. This team also provides respite for caregivers to have an hour or two to run errands, have lunch with a friend or otherwise decompress from the stress of caregiving.
This growing and dynamic team, led by team leaders John McKenty and Patricia Hughes, has served with dedication since its inception. The real meaning of this team’s service lies in the relationships of care and compassion for the Care Partners they serve:
Number of care partners (families) served since January 2015 - 23
Number of hours of dedicated service since Care Team formed - 6,119
Thank you for helping us at LUMC to celebrate these dedicated team members and the families that they are caring for. To learn how to be on the Second Family Team or to request Second Family help, contact Rev. Pam Cline.
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