Lay ministry is one of the important services that First Congregational provides to show love and support to its own members. The role of a Lay Minister is to visit or phone members who are homebound.
Who do Lay Ministers Visit?
Lay Minister Role
All lay ministers receive initial training prior to making calls. Lay ministers agree to visit or contact members as often as weekly, once a month, or quarterly depending on individual preferences and needs. The purpose of the calls is to befriend the person and decrease the isolation often experienced by people who are homebound.
Additional support and training is offered through quarterly meetings of all of the lay ministers. The group shares the blessings and joys of visiting our members, receive new assignments, and discuss any concerns they may have.
All lay ministers commit to serve for one year. At the end of that time, members may agree to serve another year. Recruitment and training sessions for new Lay Ministry members are held at regular intervals throughout the year.
Contact Eldonna Hazen, Associate Minister 233-9751