COMMUNITY CARE

Vision Team: Bill Schlosser (leader), Carol Bushkill, Kurt Flaherty, Janet Moulton, Mary Carol Nika

Staff liaison: Pastor Pam Mitcham

 
 

Altar Flower Delivery:

Each week a member of this team delivers the altar flowers to St. John’s disciples who may be shut-ins or in the hospital. By sharing the altar flowers with these disciples we help remind them of their importance to our congregation and we pass on our love and God’s love for them.

Rhonda Neubauer: 217.529.6670, Rhonda.neubauer@comcast.net

Caregiver Interfaith Volunteer Services:

CIVS is an interfaith caregiving group made up of team members from area churches who truly care about homebound individuals and their well-being. CIVS wants to help people maintain their independence. Team members help in several ways: transportation to medical appointments, taking people grocery shopping or shopping for them if they’re not able, sitting with loved ones (so caregivers can take a much needed break), call or visit just to see if people need anything.

Fran Myers: 789-1961, myersodyssey@comcast.net

College Connection:

The College Connection Ministry Team is comprised of St. John’s disciples who will offer care and support to college freshmen.  The team will work through snail mail cards, e-mail, texts, and care packages to support, encourage, and uplift college freshmen disciples.

Time commitment is approximately an hour every two months, for a year.

Elin Wind: awind70401@yahoo.com, 217-698-1492 

Gourmet Grace:

The Gourmet Grace Ministry Team is comprised of St. John’s disciples who will offer care and support to individuals and families in special circumstances (new baby, family emergency, returning home after surgery, etc.) The team will deliver a meal to those referred by one of the pastors. 

Team members can be individuals or families, and sign up for a meal (typically main dish, side, and dessert) as their schedule allows.

Kathie Little: kllsdl16@gmail.com, 217-370-4232

Funeral Meals:

St. John's has several teams that prepare and serve meals for families after funeral services. Contact Pastor Pam for more information about being a team leader or helper.

Keeping in Touch:

Reach out to disciples who have not worshipped recently.

Carolyn Chambers: 217.679.0639, rccham1063@msn.com

Knitting Ministry:

Meets most Sunday mornings between services to make prayer shawls for comfort to those in need, pot holders, dish cloths for new disciples, etc.

Lynne Ewan: lynne.ewan@sbcglobal.net

Military Disciples Outreach:

Assisting and supporting military members, families and veterans within the congregation.

Andy Miller: 630.253.4134, amiller725.am@gmail.com

Parish Nurse:

Janet Moulton, 217.971.9535, jmoul537@hotmail.com

Prayer Chain:

The Prayer Chain prays for concerns and thanksgivings submitted through the sanctuary attendance/Communion cards and the Parish Life Center prayer book. They also pray for disciples on the worship service prayer list, and other needs that arise during the week.

Liz Kelley, 217.483.6685, bhappy34@comcast.net

Senior Outreach:

Ministers to disciples who can no longer actively attend church. Our goal is to help shut-ins feel a part of St John's family by offering home Communion, friendship visits, phone calls, birthday cards, church literature and recordings of worship services.  

Patti Kelley: 217.585.0986; Rosemary Carlson: 217.679.2853

Stephen Ministry:

Trained and supervised disciples provide individuals one-on-one Christian care as they walk through a difficult journey in life. Stephen Ministers listen, understand, accept and offer prayer to those who are hurting. The commitment is two years, including 50 hours of training and meeting with a care receiver for an hour each week. 

Cindy Koonce: 217.553.4719, cindyrae72@gmail.com

Transportation:

Our purpose is to help St John’s disciples grow in relationship to God and one another. Through a network of St. John’s disciples we offer transportation services to and from the two late Sunday worship services. Ministry Team Drivers need only pass a background check; receive general instruction on the operation of the van; wheelchair lift and log book and serve approximately 6 times per year for 2 years.

Erik Koning, 779-423-4255, ekoning1983@gmail.com

Worship CD Ministry:

Provide CDs of our worship services for anyone who is not able to make it to church.

Time commitment: 15 min. on Sundays; record one service each week.

Qualifications: high school or older.

Carol Lange: 217.553.4381, callycat144@gmail.com