Congregational Care

WE NURTURE

The church is very much concerned with helping and nurturing its members and friends and provides these programs for that purpose.

SECOND FAMILY

Second Family is a ministry that offers friendship, assistance and encouragement to members of the congregation, who through life’s challenges and changes are not as independent as they once were or who would temporarily benefit from an extra helping hand.

In bite-sized commitments, ministry members form circles of care around an individual, a couple, or a family, thereby becoming a congregational “second family” using their individual gifts to serve in a variety of ways. Team members provide spiritual, emotional and physical support—visiting, reading together, sharing a meal, helping with errands or transportation, or offering to help with a household task. Additional parts of the Second Family ministry are fun, fellowship and educational activities—celebrating a birthday, going for ice cream, changing a light bulb, weeding a flower bed.

To learn more about or participate in this ministry, contact Betty Kersting or Krista Peterson by sending an email to the church office.

DEACON PROGRAMS

Deacons’ Kitchen

Serving in Kitchen under ServeThe program provides homemade meals and soups to members of the congregation and to community neighbors when they are in need of support; at any time, these meals are available in the church kitchen’s freezer.  Approximately 300 meals a year are delivered to those needing care. In addition, approximately twenty quarts of soup are given away each month. The Deacons use the proceeds from the sale of about twenty-five quarts of soup monthly to help support the Child Development Center and various church programs.

Home Communion

Communion is offered by the Pastor and Deacons to members and friends of the congregation in their homes in the Santa Fe area.  To arrange this service or to obtain more information, please contact Krista Peterson.

Memorial Service Receptions

Deacons serve as greeters and ushers for memorial services at the church.  After these services, receptions are provided by the Deacons for members and friends of the church. Please contact Krista Peterson for more information.

Sunday Service Care

Caring for members of the church who attend Sunday services and need help into the sanctuary is provided by the Deacons each week.   The Deacons also deliver flowers used in the sanctuary to those who are ill and homebound.   During the worship service, they help with serving communion.