“Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” – Philippians 2:4

The Care Ministry at First Christian Church includes a variety of ministries that bring encouragement, love, and assistance to those who may need it. Check out the different ministries below to see how you can get involved!

Ministries

Prayer

PRAYER MINISTRY
This ministry team is cared for through the office of First Christian Church. Requests are kept confidential and referred to the Board of Elders and church staff.

Contact the church office – 785-843-0679 OR office@fcclawrence.org

PRAYER SHAWL
This ministry team has a mission to provide comfort through shawls to members of our church family who are facing terminal illness, placement in nursing homes, loss of immediate family members or other extremely stressful situations.

Contact Vanna Gartner through the church office OR office@fcclawrence.org

PRAYER CHAIN
This ministry team is comprised of selected church members whose purpose is to pray for other church members and families by request in times of prayerful need.

Contact Maxine Graves through the FCC office 785-843-0679 OR office@fcclawrence.org

Praying Hands

Hand Made Card

Card Ministry

This ministry team sends cards of encouragement to members of our church family when they have a birthday, are ill, have a loss or other difficult life situation.

Contact Maxine Patterson through the church office at 785-843-0679 OR office@fcclawrence.org

THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS BENEVOLENCE GIFTS AND CARDS
This ministry team provides monetary gifts to church member families at these special holidays and recommendations are made by church staff who have been made aware of specific needs.

Contact Marita Elliott through the church office at 785-843-0679 OR office@fcclawrence.org

Funeral Dinners

There are three teams for this ministry. The Funeral Dinner teams will prepare a lunch for 40 people or less. If a family wishes to invite friends and family of over 40 people, a Team will do a reception of cookies and drinks. If a family wishes to bring in a catered lunch, a Team will provide cookies and drinks and serve the food and clean up afterwards. Please call to make plans if you would like a reception, lunch or help with a catered lunch.

Contact Jean Bonner, Chairman through the church office at 785-843-0679 OR office@fcclawrence.org

Floral Arrangement

Flowers in vase

Visitation

Shut-In Visitation

This ministry team provides contact with those members and friends of FCC who are unable to attend Sunday services regularly.

There are two contact sources – Peggy Burnett will make contact through a card ministry by sending cards at special seasons of the year; Lila Peters makes telephone contact on a regular basis. Both Peggy and Lila will forward any special requests to the FCC office and the request will be forwarded to the proper persons involved in helping take care of the need.

Contact the FCC office at 785-843-0679 OR office@fcclawrence.org

Hospital, Rehabilitation, & Surgery Waiting

This ministry team works on a weekly rotational basis and makes visits – daily or weekly – to members of our church family who are hospitalized or are in a rehabilitation facility; a team  member also will sit in waiting with family during surgery.

Contact Marita Elliott through the church office at 785-843-0679

New Baby

This ministry team is responsible for preparing a meal for a family with a new baby and to check with the family to see if there are any other needs they may have when mother and baby arrive home.

Contact Sarah Johnson through the FCC church office: 785-843-0679 OR office@fcclawrence.org

Newborn on bed

Kitchen

This ministry team is responsible for overseeing the kitchen and the use of it. The team will be in charge of special events where kitchen use is necessary and/or any party using the kitchen. A permit will be necessary to use the kitchen.

Contact Janet Matthews through the FCC office: 785-843-0679 OR office@fcclawrence.org

Transportation

This ministry is for use by church members with no other means of transportation, providing rides to and from church on Sunday mornings.

A schedule is available through the church office at 785-843-0679 or office@fcclawrence.org

Wedding

This ministry team will work with each couple who makes a request to hold their wedding ceremony at First Christian Church. The team will help coordinate all plans beginning with scheduling the use of the Church Sanctuary, Fellowship Hall and/or the church kitchen.

Contact Sheri Penny, Chairman, through the church office: 785-843-0679 OR office@fcclawrence.org

FCC Wedding Brochure

Bread

This ministry team is receives bread from one of our local bakeries each week and re-bags it for use by our church families. Contact Janet Matthews through the church office at 785-843-0679.