Our goal as Christians is to become whole persons – in body, mind and spirit. To do that, we need each other. Circumstances in our lives force us to lean on each other in times of grief, illness and loss. Congregational care simply means liberating the Body of Christ—our members—to work among us. Congregational Care Ministries provide care, concern, prayer and support for families and individuals at various stages, places and circumstances of life and engage the congregation in service and community with each other.
LISA MILLER | Minister of Congregational Care | [email protected]
Prayer Ministry/Prayer Emails
A large number of us at MUMC receive prayer emails each week. If you have a prayer request and would like to be put on our ongoing prayer chains, you may call the church office for the name and telephone number for our telephone prayer chain, or the name and email address to write to in order to be put on our e-mail prayer chain. You may also call the church office with any prayer requests (208) 888-2245.
MUMC has several lay chaplains who visit, take meals, encourage and pray for those in a crisis or stressful situation. Lay chaplains regularly visit and keep in touch with those who are home bound or in assisted living facilities. Call the church office for the name and number of a lay chaplain if you, or someone you know, is need of some tender loving attention.
Healing & Prayer Ministry
Often in Scripture we read that Jesus was ‘moved by compassion’ to heal and free those in need. Here at MUMC we want to offer healing prayer too.
Lisa Miller is looking to develop a team of people who can be called on to pray on Sundays after services for individual needs and also for those in need of physical and emotional healing. Contact Lisa for healing prayer or if you are interested in becoming part of a healing prayer team.
‘For this is the message you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another… We know love by this: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us – and we ought to lay down our lives for one another… Dear children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action.’
– I John 3:11,16,18
Health and Wellness Ministry
Vision statement: To improve the health of the people in our congregation.
Our Health and Wellness Ministry involves nurses in our congregation in the spiritual dimension of nursing as well as the physical, psychological and social dimensions. Health and Wellness nurses collaborate with church leaders and lay chaplains to form partnerships to offer a variety of nursing practices to promote wholeness in our congregation.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Lisa Miller | Minister of Congregational Care | [email protected]
The roles of our nurses might include:
- Health Educator, providing educational programs to the congregation such as health screenings and illness prevention.
- Health Counselor, providing individual health counseling services in the home or long-term care facility.
- “Navigator” or “Advocate” assisting congregation members in finding their way through healthcare systems.
- Referral Agent, finding resources and making referrals to agencies, organizations and support services to improve quality of life.
- Developer of Support Groups, initiating and organizing groups designed to assist the participants with a specific issue.
- Liaison between families and their elderly parents in care facilities.
- Support for families in various situations involving health and wellness concerns from postpartum to parenting issues.
Note: Health and Wellness Nurses do not prescribe drugs or do medical procedures. They offer themselves as a blessing to our congregation in a compassionate advisory and liaison capacity only
ALL our Health and Wellness nurses are RN’s and we have a doctor and a social worker on the committee in an advisory capacity. Below is the list of nurses in our church whom you may contact when you have healthcare questions:
Cathy Peterson (RN)
Sue Mattison (RN)
Amy Yun (RN)
Faye Gabriel – (Chairman: Lay Chaplains)