Caring Connection links parish volunteers with fellow parishioners when an “extra pair of hands” would be appreciated.
What does Caring Connection offer?
- Rides to church and church events
- Driving to occasional appointments, etc.
- Occasional help with marketing
- An occasional meal
- A friendly visit or telephone call
- Get well and condolence cards
- A warm shawl as a symbol of caring
- Information on helpful local services
- Flowers from St. John’s altar
- Copies of recent services
Caring Connection cannot provide nursing or other “hands-on care” or regular transportation for medical appointments. It can supplement but is not a substitute for family or paid assistance.
What can you do?
- Volunteer to provide occasional services – see below
- Become a monthly “contact person” to receive requests for help and contact other volunteers to provide the service needed
- Tell someone about Caring Connections, or let our clergy know of a possible need
- Driving to and from church
- Driving – other
- Delivering a meal
- Home visit or phone call
- Cook occasionally
- Serving as a volunteer contact person for one month in a year
- If you might be able to help, please contact the church office
Check the Sunday bulletin or At St. John’s weekly email for the name of the current contact person or call the church office.
People have said:
- “Thank you for calling us and checking on us. It was a great comfort.”
- “I really appreciated the donated meals, everything was delicious.”
- “The shawl was so warm and cozy . . . I feel cared for whenever I use it.”