Chapel Care Ministries – Christian Care Giving – A Way of
The mission of the Chapel Care Ministry is to offer Pastoral Care to the members of the Chapel and to share the unconditional love of Christ through a team of lay volunteers and lay ministers who are united in prayer and trained in spiritual care ministry.
Matthew 25:35-40 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me. Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?' The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'
Ensure that all members of the congregation and their attending family are offered the presence of a lay volunteer/lay minister before and during surgery;
Ensure that those who are hospitalized for extended periods receive regular follow up visits and calls; and
Ensure that any member, who is hospitalized for whatever reason, receives a visit or phone call.
Homebound and those in assisted living & nursing homes
To establish a lifeline to those members who are homebound or are in assisted living and nursing homes through visits, cards and calls to share God’s love with them.
Those Grieving from a death or other crisis
Another goal of the Chapel Care Ministry is to be the "less anxious presence", providing a listening ministry which helps individuals come to terms with loss, offering consistent spiritual support to family making arrangements and then maintaining care for families through the chapel care ministry.
Another Goal is to keep track of members who are hospitalized, homebound or residing in nursing homes, and to notify the lay ministers so that they can administer Communion to them.