Caring is something we all know about. By virtue of our humanity, we all have
times when we need care from others and times of wanting to care for others.
The Caring Committee provides us with opportunities for caring interactions:
you need a hand, please give one of us a call. We are here to help, but cannot do so
unless we hear about your situation. When you call, a committee member can and will
can lend a hand sometimes, please let us know.
The committee does not replace the pastoral work of the minister. Instead, it
complements that work and increases the ability of our community to respond to individual
The Caring Committee is an important part of the church because by caring for each
other we create a strong community.
The Murray Church COMMUNITY is a caring one. It is all of us - men and women. Together we
form a network of members who reach out to one another in times of need.
WHAT IS THE CARING COMMITTEE?
The Caring Committee organizes the network of members who supplement the
minister's pastoral work by keeping in touch with parishioners through visits or by phone,
providing transportation or emergency child care, sending notes or greeting cards, weeding
a garden, offering a meal in times of illness or helping with shopping or errands.
HOW CAN I RECEIVE HELP?
If you'd like to inquire about Caring Committee assistance for yourself or another member,
call either the Church Office or a Co-chair of the Caring Committee.
HOW CAN I OFFER HELP?
The Caring Committee functions through the efforts of many people. There is always the
need for volunteers, and opportunities to help include brief, one time jobs as well as
more involved roles.
Whether your schedule allows an hour or a day, you will find that helping others is one of
your more meaningful experiences as part of a church family. Contact a Caring Committee
Co-chair to match your time and interest with someone's need.
WHAT DOES THE CARING COMMITTEE OFFER?
Volunteers keep in touch with parishioners who would like to have additional contact with
the church community. Those who are in nursing homes or are otherwise homebound are among
Volunteers provide meals for people in the church community in times of need. The church
has freezer space in the kitchen if you would like to add a casserole, soup or home-baked
goods to our pantry. Please mark the date and contents on your container, and inform a
Co-chair of your contribution.
CARDS & NOTES
These bring cheer and caring communication to those in our church family in periods of
transition. Let us know when you leam of the need for this service within our church
We attempt to provide transportation to church members in time of need. Rides to church
and to medical appointments are typical of requests.
EMERGENCY CHILD CARE
Short-term child care in emergency situations is available.
HOW TO REACH THE CARING COMMITTEE
Please contact the
Church Office by email
or phone at 508-222-0505who can put
you in touch with a Caring Committee member.