Hope Ministry is a network of support within our parish community. Some parishioners are facing life challenges and others who have been “graced” by God’s gifts are asked to use their talents to help these parishioners. Hope reaches out to parishioners facing difficulties with compassion and confidentiality. It also lets us move beyond ourselves and a small circle of family and friends toward our larger parish community by helping those with needs.
The Ministry is coordinated by a skilled professional who assesses each service request and assigns a volunteer minister to meet the need. Volunteer ministers are pre-qualified so that their interests and abilities are matched to the request. Volunteer training and educational sessions are offered quarterly.
Opportunities to serve could include preparing or delivering a meal, sitting with an ill family member to provide a break for a caregiver, providing transportation to a local doctor’s appointment, visiting with a homebound person or referrals to other agencies.
Most activities require a 2 - 3 hour investment. The Hope Ministry does not provide any healthcare services, healthcare referrals, or personal care at any time during the delivery of our services.
If you know of a parishioner we can assist or you are willing to serve as a volunteer, please contact the church office at 205.822.9125 and leave a message or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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