See how they love one another. These are the words of the Third Century historian Tertullian. He was quoting non-believers as they observed early Christian communities. Mutual care and support is part of every member’s covenant with this congregation. We accompany one another through times of joy and sorrow, times of success and loss, times of change, and perseverance.
Although pastoral care is continually provided by our pastoral staff, there are many ways for members to be involved in meeting the on-going needs of individuals and families within our congregation and community.
North provides support and care to our congregation in many different ways, including:
- Preparing and serving meals and receptions at funerals and memorial services
- Taking prepared meals to those recovering from illness at home
- Providing occasional transportation to homebound members
- Visiting members who are alone at home
- Delivering flowers and cards on behalf of the congregation during Advent and Lent
- Serving on a Care Team, which is a short-term small group (usually 3-5 persons) called together by an attending pastor and/or parish nurse to address particular needs of persons who are recovering from hospitalization, coping with chronic illness, or adjusting to a loss.
- Delivering welcome gifts to families who are celebrating a birth or an arrival of a child
Health Care Ministry
This ministry promotes physical, mental, and spiritual health through sharing information and educational programs. Look for our occasional programs known as Caring Conversations. The Health Ministries Team networks with members, individuals, and community groups to identify educational needs and then plans appropriate programs. This ministry also provides on-going activities, including blood pressure checks and wheel chair assistance at services.
The Special Needs/Accessibility task force engages in advocacy to make our facilities accessible to all. In addition, this task force promotes inclusion of persons with all types of special needs in our programs and activities.
On the first Saturday in December, North hosts an annual Christmas celebration for individuals with special needs residing in the Indianapolis area.
Contact: Pat Thorlton