Montrose United Methodist

Congregational Care Ministry

We are a group of people in the church who strive to assist the pastor in caring for the members of our congregation. We call on the sick, elderly, homebound, hospitalized and hurting members as representatives of the church. We visit with them, listening to their concerns, pray with them, offering comfort and encouragement. We are in contact with the pastor regarding these visits. The prayer group is notified of special requests or needs. We follow up these visits with phone calls, notes, and meals as needed, etc. as often as possible. This is our primary role. In addition, we deliver CDs or other media weekly to those who request it, and take communion to homebound and assisted living members each quarter or more often as needed. We work with the bus coordinator to provide rides to services. We follow up with the family for 11 months after the death of a church member. In addition to these direct care roles, we assist the pastor with new members – helping develop a list of potential new members, contacting them by mail, phone and email and assisting with the classes. We prepare the “mugging” lists for the pastor each Sunday, so he can call on those who have visited us for the first time that Sunday and give them a church coffee cup. We bake cookies and deliver them to those who have visited the church three times. If you would like to visit, write notes, offer rides, bake cookies, or pray for those who request prayers, WE HAVE A SPOT FOR YOU. You don’t have to attend meetings, don’t need to commit a certain length of time, just have a willing heart. We can add you in any time.

Chair: Deidra (Dee) Manary

Office Hours:
Monday: 9:00am-4:30pm
Tuesday 9:00am-4:30pm
Wednesday 9:00am-4:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am-4:30pm
Friday: Closed
19 S. Park Ave., Montrose, CO 81401
P: (970) 249-3716  |  F: (970) 252-1959
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