InTouch Ministries provide congregational care by embracing a model of physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Through lay and pastoral care, the mission of InTouch is to love our neighbors through caring acts, which bring healing and health to those in need.
Since its inception in 2009, the goal of InTouch Ministries has been to empower our St. Andrew family members, by being well nurtured and loved, to share the healing love of God in the wider community and world.
InTouch Ministries include:
Christmas care boxes which include handmade treats and other goodies assembled and delivered to those in our St. Andrew family who have had a rough year.
This ministry group creates handmade greeting cards which are used by other InTouch ministries to send a handwritten note of encouragement.
A weekly card writing group that sends notes of encouragement, love and compassion to those in our St. Andrew family.
A meal ministry which includes weekly hot meal delivery or freezer meals for those who may have long-term health issues.
This group provides assistance for those who are navigating mental health and addiction treatment.
Communion services are provided at local retirement and rehab facilities for residents who desire to receive Communion. At the present time they are being provided at Westminster Village and Cumberland Pointe. Personal communion is taken to shut-ins.
This dedicated group of prayer warriors commit to pray for others as prayer requests arise.
A card-writing group that periodically sends cards to those who have lost a loved one.
The InTouch Director is a critical link between the church and our senior members. Our octogenarians and beyond each receive a birthday card, InTouch Ministries stays in touch with those isolated or ill, visits, and follows-up with those with chronic or acute health issues.
Grief Share is a resource that provides an encouraging email message every day for a year. These short messages will inspire you and provide practical information as you grieve the loss of your loved one. Sign up at www.griefshare.org.
Those who lose loved ones will find themselves surrounded by love and support at St. Andrew. Our Remembrance Ministry sends cards over several months, and those grieving find themselves the recipient of a set of special grief books and letters through the first year after a death. As we journey with you, we can also help you find other resources for grief, such as a support group. We provide "Surviving the Holidays" in late November or early December to help with getting through the holiday season. Also scheduled near Christmas is a special program called Blue Christmas, which provides a comfortable space for those who have experienced loss. Grief groups, called Touchstones, meet for six weeks and are scheduled as needed.
For more information and to get involved, contact Gina Riendeau, Director of InTouch Ministries.