Are you aware that Sharon Church has a Palliative Care Ministry?
This unique ministry began in September, 2014 and is offered as a support and advocacy ministry for individuals experiencing serious illnesses as well as their loved ones. Facing serious illnesses and the complex medical system can be frightening. Our team decreases your fears, clarifies the medical treatment plan and provides information needed to navigate through these scary times. The team consists of Judy Lentz, RN, MSN, Coordinator, Karen Killmeyer,RN, Myra Tokar, RN and Rev. Ron Schermerhorn.
Over the past 18 months, we have provided support and advocacy as well as bereavement support for more than 20 church members and their loved ones. Our ministry is provided by in-person visits, phone calls, emails or text messages based on need. We answer medical questions, provide support via doctor visits, family conferences, critical care events, assist with understanding medical terminology, suggest questions to be asked of medical personnel, clarify options that have been recommended, and help to assure quality of life is the focus of care.
We have also offered classes for interested caregivers. As one family member stated: “ The Palliative Care Ministry that you provided to us was invaluable! We appreciate your willingness to be available to us any time of the day or night. It was so helpful to have someone to talk to that was knowledgeable and impartial when hard decisions had to be made regarding our Aunt’s care. When dealing with a loved one’s end of life care, it was comforting to know that we had you and [the] Palliative Care Ministry to ask the hospital staff the tough questions that my sister and I weren’t ready to face “.
If you know of someone in our church family who has recently been diagnosed with a serious illness and might be interested in being supported in this way, contact Judy Lentz at email@example.com or call the church office and request our services.
“We welcome anyone interested in joining us”
The Small Groups are up and running! Feel free to join one!
Wednesday Morning Men’s Study Group –meets at 8:00 am on Wednesday mornings.
Thursday Morning Small Group – meets at 9:30 am on Thursdays.
Sunday Night Small Group –meets on Sundays at 7:00 pm.
Monday Night Small Group – meets on Monday nights at 6:30 pm in the Library.
Sunday Morning – the Young Couples group meets after worship at 11:15 in the Library.
Join our community and have fun with your family too! Bring the kids, grandkids and your neighbors to TRUNK or TREAT! We’ll circle our trunks to create a safe environment for children of any age to collect goodies. Decorate the inside of your trunk or the outside of your car, and yourself! Bring a bucket of goodies and the fun begins. Free Hot dogs will be served and weather permitting, a campfire will be available for those that want to just
enjoy the fall night.
Sign up to reserve a parking space to give candy from your trunk!
Volunteer to provide a game or activity!
Bring candy for your trunk or just donate candy to someone else!
Drinks and Hot Dogs provided! ~ Campfire if weather permits!
Admission Cost – None! ~ Rain or Shine!
No registration necessary, bring every child you know!
Christian is hosting an “In-house Women’s Retreat” to be held on Saturday, October 22 from 9:00am to 3 pm. Toni Sample as guest speaker and Christian author will be presenting “Being a Letter From Christ”. She will teach behavioral characteristics and how scripture helps us adapt our behavior to minimize negative relationships. What behaviors are most difficult for you? Complainer, braggart, indecisive, foot-stomper, silent type, etc. Join us to discover how Christ would guide us with each of these and more. Charge is $15, lunch will be provided, and please bring your bible. RSVP by calling the office today.
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