Congregational Care

 

Congregational Care

 

 

What is health…just the absence of physical disease? Health encompasses so much more. Christ not only ministered to a person physically but healed them spiritually and emotionally (Mark 2:1-12) Christ showed mercy to us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us and our ultimate healing is made perfect in the restoration of our relationship to God through His blood. We are to show this same mercy to others and point them to Christ (Luke 10:1-9) by ministering to them not only physically but also, mentally and spiritually.

The Congregational Care ministry focuses on the health of the church body and local community. Through the ministry each member of the LPC family is given the opportunity to exercise their God-given gifts in service to others. Some of the activities in which the ministry has been involved include:

* First aid and CPR/AED training
* Visitation
* Blood drives
* Health screenings/flu shots provided by Lexington Medical Center
* Blood pressure screenings
* Medicare education
* Fire safety
* Education in preparation for death of a loved one
* Cancer awareness
* Coordination of needs and resources within the body
* Health education through the Congregational Care Corner
* Care Teams
* An annual communitywide health and safety fair with other local churches

If you are interested in reaching out to others, have a need or want to find out more about the Congregational Care Ministry, contact Anita Boland, parish nurse 803-359-9501 or amgboland@gmail.com.