Bringing people to Jesus by showing His love in action
Mission: To make new disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
Vision: To provide compassionate Christian care for the mind, body and soul.
Cards are written to members listed on our weekly prayer list. Time commitment is 15-30 minutes. Skills necessary include the ability to express oneself in writing. Pick up a pre-addressed card from the care ministry desk.
The purpose of our Care Groups Ministry is to create intentional, personalized discipleship-environment that welcomes and cultivates new believers, strengthens and develops disciples, and produces future leaders. Groups may be supportive, enriching or educational in nature. Groups offered may include Alcoholics Anonymous, Boundaries, Divorce Care, Foster/Adoptive Parent Support, Grief Support, Marriage Enrichment, Parenting, etc.
Care Link Ministry
Visits are made and communion is delivered to six area Care Facilities and a number of homes. Time commitment can be 1 hour a month to 3 hours a week. Skills necessary include good communication skills and a healthy spiritual life.
Funeral Meal Ministry
Food is prepared and served to grieving families before or after the funeral service. Time commitment varies depending on involvement in food preparation, set up, serving and clean up. Skills needed include a willingness to serve and possibly the ability to lift and move tables and chairs.
Health Ministry - Focus on Fitness
Caring for our physical health allows us to use our bodies and the gifts God has given us to achieve His will. Exercise classes are held Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at 9:00 am. Monthly health tips to encourage healthy living are posted on the church website.
Helping Hands-Happy Heart
This group knits and crochets blankets, prayer shawls, hats, mittens and scarves. Items are distributed to those in need in the surrounding community as well as church members. Time commitment includes meeting once a month for 2 hours. Skills needed include the ability to knit/crochet or the willingness to learn.
The prayer ministry’s mission is to create a culture of praying without ceasing at Kearney FUMC, where the power of the Holy Spirit is brought into the midst of all that we do so that we may transform the world to become followers of Jesus Christ. The team provides resources, leadership and examples of ways to connect with our Lord through prayer and prayer related activities. Volunteers should be comfortable greeting and praying with others. The team meets once every two months and requires approximately 2 to 4 hours of active participation per month, beyond personal prayer times.
Provides high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting. Time commitment is a minimum of 2 years including 50 hours of initial training, approximately 4 hours a month of ongoing training and 1 hour per week when working with a care receiver. Volunteers should possess a passion for bringing Christ’s love and care to people during a time of need.
Worship is held at Westbrook Care Center every second Sunday of every month at 2:00 pm. Time commitment is 1 hour per month. Skills needed include a willingness to participate in worship and fellowship with senior residents.
MOPS - Moms of PreSchoolers
A small group opportunity for moms of preschoolers! MOPS meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 9:30 am – 11:30 AM beginning in September. Each month there will be time to learn, interact, and use your creativity. Lead: Kara Blackwell. Childcare is available for children 5th grade and younger. Follow this link to sign your child(s) up for childcare.
Foster/Adoptive Parent Support Group
Foster and adoptive families come together for monthly fellowship, networking, prayer and support. Parents considering foster parenting or adoption are welcome to join us! This group meets the 1st Sunday of every month from 6:00pm – 8:00pm beginning in September. September’s meeting will be September 9 due to the holiday weekend. Leads: Amber Schneider & Jaime Pinney Childcare is available for children 5th grade and younger. Follow this link to sign your child(s) up for childcare.
This group has a variety of gifts and are prepared to work as a team to make sure no one in our congregation (or community) faces a serious illness without spiritual and practical support.
• Prayer for and with people and notifying them with a card, by phone, or in person
• Cards, calls, text, email contacts
• Visits in the home, hospital visits
• Working on a hobby or puzzle, going for a walk with the patient and/or caregiver
• Taking a meal or snack and sitting with the patient for company
• Providing meals 1—2 times a week or more for family
• Assisting with transportation to appointments
• Assisting with home care, yard work, car washes
• Child care
• Caring for the caregiver with a coffee break, giving them a break from home, a meal
• Running errands, shopping, etc
• Providing comfort items such hats for patients, prayer shawls, small pillows