Care Team Notes, Dec


St. Paul – Borchers Care Team
“Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”
Galatians 6:2

STEPHEN MINISTRY:

The 2012 training class, with its six trainees,
is past the halfway point in the 20
week program! Recent training topics
have included, Assertiveness as a Caregiver,
Maintaining Boundaries, and Crisis
Theory. Current Stephen Ministers meet
for continuing education, as well as a
way to support each other in their individual
ministries. New caring relationships
are forming periodically. Please continue
to support this ministry with your
prayers!

CRISIS CARE:
On the Welcome Center this month you can
find special care notes designed to help deal
with the loss of loved ones, especially during
the holiday season. Take one for yourself or
pass one on to a hurting friend.

FRIENDLY CARE:
Thanks to those volunteers who make, send,
and provide postage for the beautiful
Thanksgiving and Christmas cards from St.
Paul-Borchers Care Team. The world is
more beautiful thanks to you!

MISSION CARE:
Food donations continue to be collected
and distributed to local food pantries. December’s
item is hamburger helper, tuna
helper, or boxed meals.

The Guffey Project continues to move
along. Our funds were used to purchase a
special handicapped-accessible shower for
Danielle which has been installed, and plans
are being made to finish the drywall spackling
soon. At Mr. Guffey’s request, a few
brave folks made suggestions for exterior
finishes and colors. Danielle and Michaela
are getting excited about making color
choices for the interior soon! The Guffeys
continue to express their gratitude for our
assistance.

Harvest meals-Several meals from our annual
Harvest Supper were delivered to shutins
last month. Thanks for suggesting
names of people in the area we could include
in this way! It is a humbling experience
to deliver these meals and be able to
brighten the day for others!

SENIOR CARE:
Borchers Breakfast Club continues to meet
every Thursday from 9-12 in the fellowship
area. Anyone is welcome to join the fun! Invite
a friend or neighbor anytime.
Free Movie for Seniors on Tuesday, December
6 at YES! Cinema in downtown Columbus.
We will carpool from the church parking lot at
12:30 and return between 4:00 and 5:00. Sign
up at the Welcome Center if you would like to
attend.

CARE NOTES:
The Loss of Loved ones can be particularly
painful to deal with during the Christmas
season. Available on the Welcome Center
are four different care notes written to help
ease the pain which can be involved in facing
these situations. Please help yourself to
these booklets and feel free to pass one on
to a friend. Titles include Christmas: A Time
to Remember Those We've Loved and Lost,
Getting Through the Holidays When You've
Lost a Loved One, Ten Ways to Honor a
Deceased Loved One at Christmas, and
Celebrating Your Last Christmas With a
Loved One.

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