Care for One Another
Prayer Shawl Ministry
We make shawls filled with loving and healing prayers for anyone who is experiencing a difficult period in their lives, or for special celebrations. It is a joy to knit a prayer shawl, a joy to give one, and a joy to receive one. If you know of someone in the congregation or related to someone in the congregation who is in need of this special form of prayer, please let the church office know.
Here at Saugatuck Congregational Church, we believe in a ministry of presence, of visiting with those who are home-bound, in a care facility, or hospitalized, to let them know that they are not forgotten — to listen, comfort, share a smile or share in conversation — and to convey the strength and power of God working through us. It is ministry at a personal level. But such ministry requires that the church be kept informed. If you or a loved one is hospitalized, or in need of a visit or prayers, please call the church office so that we may respond with care, respect and love.
Caring for One Another:
A care-giving seminar in four parts
Sundays, Jan. 22, Feb. 5, Feb 12 and Feb. 26
8:45 am in Room 109/110
Whether you are the primary caregiver for a family member or love to volunteer, join us for four sessions designed to equip and support care-givers. How do we listen well? Pray together? Accompany someone who is grieving? Recognize trauma? Come to one or all four. Led by Rev. Alison Patton, Anne Patterson, Thomas Burke and Linda Bruce.