When requests are made by the Pastor or staff of Main St. UMC, the Nurture committee provides guidance, support and encouragement to the ministries of Joyful Shepherds, Prayer Chain, Emergency Family Services, Funeral Coordinators, Funeral Luncheon Coordinators.
This group also takes flowers to shut-ins, visits elderly parishioners and organizes meals.
Committee collectively meets a few times a year (October & April). Sub-groups stay in touch via email, phone or personal meetings.
The NURTURE Committee NEEDS YOU!!!
If you like to encourage people, to interact with them by cards/notes, e-mail, face to face, by cooking meals or making phone calls, if you are available to provide transportation for those who are unable to get to appointments, church or to organize others to help with these activities, there is a place for you in the Nurture Committee! We oversee and participate in the Prayer Chain and Joyful Shepherds; we help coordinate Funeral Service and Luncheons as well as Emergency Family Services. Each of the following groups can function independently as needed and the Nurture committee meets only when necessary. Much follow-up work is done by phone and computer contact as well as get-togethers for the individuals directly responsible for the tasks/activities. Nancy Long is current chair of Nurture.
Prayer Chain Funeral Service Coordinators E-mail or phone skills Works with pastor and family as needed to plan service details
Computer organizing skills
Prayer and spiritual skills
Informing us of member needs
Current leader: Cindy Morrissey Current leaders: Sally Curtis & Sara Chambers
Emergency Family Services Funeral Luncheon Coordinators
Organize snacks or meals Organize computer and phone lists
Contribute foods or goodies Coordinates with family or Nurture Chair
Phone or contact others to bring food Provides meals or rides to members
Decorate and plan luncheon display Delivers meals
Volunteers to help with luncheon
Current leaders: Carol Riley and Erna Laing Nancy Long currently fills in as leader
Joyful Shepherds Current Nurture Needs
Visit members in private homes, nursing care Members to write notes or make phone calls
facilities, local hospitals… Visitors home bound members
Send greeting cards or notes Find Speakers and related programs
Bring gifts or organize gift-giving Emergency Family Services coordinator(s)
Call members with special needs Co-leader for Joyful Shepherds
Attend training sessions as needed
Arrange speakers and programs
Take & distribute minutes
Attend parties and help with serving/needs
Current leader: Nancy Long