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CONGREGATIONAL CARE

 
Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.    1 John 3:18

ALZHEIMER SUPPORT MINISTRY – Louise Shuey 753-8262
This ministry is to inform families with Alzheimer issues. They meet two times a month providing information, support and assistance for caregivers, their families and friends dealing with Alzheimer’s. Second support group is offered monthly and is designed to provide information and support to people who are diagnosed with early Alzheimer’s. The Alzheimer’s Family Organization oversees all training and educational programs. The group meets two times a month with 13-14 members attending each meeting.

BUDDY MINISTRY – Marilyn Waites 245-6638
This ministry originated from Operation Homebound Ministry, finding that after meals were delivered the people were very lonely. Volunteers are needed in this ministry who have time to visit people in need of personal conversation. With 26 volunteers all are now active with buddies. More Buddies are always welcome.

DEACON VISITATION MINISTRY – Pastor Lynn Miller 352-753-8484
A visit from your deacon maybe just what you need to life your spirits.

EXTENDED TABLE MINISTRY – Dee Adams 259-5249
On Communion Sunday Ordained Elders and Deacons visit with those unable to attend service to share in Communion. This ministry is always looking for volunteers as this need is growing. Anyone wishing to have communion bought to them or to serve please contact Dee.

FUNERAL AND MEMORIAL SERVICES
Contact the church office 352-753-8484

GRIEF SHARE – Pastor Lynn Miller – 352-753-8484
If you would like to join our Grief Share program, please contact Pastor Lynn for details.

 NLPC Healing team

NLPC Healing team

HEALING TEAM – Pat Schoch 352 750-1911 or email pacrat55@live.com 
The Healing Ministry offers personal prayer and anointing after every Sunday service at the prayer banners. We also offer prayer and anointing every Wednesday morning in the library, during the Healing Team meeting and intercessory prayer.

MEMORIAL SERVICE MINISTRY – Char Zientara - 352-750-9864, Lynn Miller - 352-753-8484
Set tables, prepare food,  and greet guest at Memorial Services at NLPC.

PARISH NURSE MINISTRY - Beverly Hilfferich 352-259-2699
This group is comprised of nurses, professional volunteers and anyone interested in health care issues. The ministry holds a clinic for flu vaccines, blood bank drives and CPR training and provides assistance in medical emergencies during church services. Our nurses do B.P. screenings the 3rd Sunday of each month in the church office after each service. The team also provides home visits to those having health care concerns.

PARKINSON’S SUPPORT - Is not active at this time.

PASTORAL HOSPITAL VISITATION – Please contact the Church Office at 352-753-8484
Our Pastor’s make regular visits to local hospital, The Villages, Leesburg and local care facilities. You can help us by letting us know of a loved one or friend in need of a visit.

PRAYER CHAIN
To request prayers for yourself or others, call 352-753-8484. This team is in the back of the Sanctuary after each service for prayer.

REC– Residents Encounter Christ - Ron & Charlotte Hornback 352-816-2815
TREC is a jail ministry in the Sumter County Jail and the Orange County Department of Corrections. It is a three day ministry that happens two times a year in each county jail. If you are interested in this ministry, you need to attend or have attended a similar weekend, which includes Walk to Emmaus, Cursillo, or Great Banquet.

STEPHEN MINISTRY – Dr. Bob Hazlett 352-751-7089 or Marsha Anderson 352-586-4418
Providing high-quality, confidential, Christ centered care and support to people experiencing grief, divorce, cancer, job lost, loneliness, disability, relocation and other life difficulties. Our Stephen Ministers each have 50 hours of training before becoming a Stephen Minister. The team has 20 Stephen Ministers and 5 trained Stephen Leaders. Stephen Minister training for new Ministers is once a year, continuing education for active Ministers is once a month.

TRANSPORTATION MINISTRY - Maggie Cooper-352-516-9541
If you are in need of transportation to a medical appointment, whether it be a doctor’s office visit or for a test we have volunteers ready to assist.

God is our refuge and strength, and ever-present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1

Pastor Lynn J. Miller