We are grateful for all the new ways that God is working through the caring ministries of our church. In the new year we started two bereavement support groups and a support group for family members caring for those who suffer with Alzheimer’s disease and all other types of dementia.
Our TouchPoint card ministry, visitation teams, and bereavement teams continue to remain faithful as they reach out to touch the lives of those who can no longer attend church in person, but who continue to partner with us as faithful members of our Smoke Rise family of faith. We often hear back from those who receive these ministries in times of need. Here are a few sentiments of thanksgiving sent to our church in recent days:
“Thank you for your kindness and sympathy at a time when it was much needed, deeply appreciated, and will always be remembered.”
“The cards and prayers shared with my mother through the Smoke Rise TouchPoint ministry are such a blessing. I just don’t have words to fully express how thankful I am. The cards and personal notes always seem to arrive in the mail at just the right time, so I have to believe that God is somehow working through it all….”
Thank you to all of you for continuing to “bear one another’s burdens in love.” Jesus said that his followers will be known by their love for one another. Our church staff is grateful to serve in a community of faith that takes seriously the calling we all have to exercise Christian care and watchfulness over each other. If you would like to be part of our caring ministries at Smoke Rise, please reach out to our church office, and we will help you connect to one of our care teams.