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Blood Pressure Screening - Sunday, March 9
9:00am-9:30am and 10:30-11:00am, Elrod 307
Health Ministry will be checking blood pressures on the second Sundays of the month in the Business Manager's Office.
C.A.R.E.S. Support Group - Monday, March 17
Come join a group of people seeking understanding of diversity as family and friends of homosexual persons. We welcome all who are looking for a supportive community to share feelings in a confidential setting. The C.A.R.E.S. Support Group meets the third Monday of each month at 7pm in Flanders 427. More information can be found at groups.yahoo.com/group/clumccares/.
Monthly Hope and Healing Service - 1st Sunday/Month
We will have Hope and Healing Services in the Laffin Chapel the first Sunday of each month. Persons can come and light a candle for themselves or a loved one. They will then hear a short devotional and be invited to have persons pray with them or they can just pray on their own.
Stephen Ministers (lay church members who have been trained) will be available to pray with each person and will stay and visit more as needed.
Rev. Harold Travis will conduct the service and be available also before he is needed in the next service. Come at 10:40am to receive prayers or to join others in prayer.
Second Family Change
For the past several years Clear Lake UMC has been participating in Second Family, an Interfaith CarePartners® ministry. We plan to continue the work, but as a church sponsored program, rather than as part of Interfaith CarePartners®. The new program will be called ASK, “Matthew 7:7, Ask, and it will be given to you; Seek, and you will find; Knock, and it will be opened to you.”
We will continue serving members as we have been doing. As details are finalized for the new program, a call will go out for volunteers, probably in the March/April timeframe.
Volunteers offer help to persons who may be ill or lonely or to mothers with new babies or toddlers who are overwhelmed with their day-to-day responsibilities. Making phone calls, visiting or maybe providing occasional meals can often make all the difference in a person’s day, especially if they are alone or far from family.
Watch for further details and listen for the call to serve.
The Gathering Place - First Fridays/Month
CLUMC in partnership with Interfaith Care Partners® invites you to The Gathering Place, a spirit-led ministry for senior adults experiencing memory loss, due to stroke, Alzheimer’s or dementia. It provides respite for families and caregivers. Meetings are the first Friday of every month. Crafts, entertainment and lunch are provided. Contact Outreach Ministry at 832-240-4708 or Marion Seymour, 281-488-4536, to learn about the enrollment process or if you are interested in volunteering.
Did You Know? Rides-R-Us Can Drive You...
Did you know that Rides-R-Us can drive you where you need to go. Need a ride to a doctor appointment? the grocery store? Call Rides-R-Us at 281-984-7517 (Gwen North) or email us at email@example.com and we'll schedule someone to come take you where you need to go! If you’d like to be a volunteer driver contact Gwen with your information.
Alzheimer's Caregivers Support Group
Tuesdays, 1:30pm, Elrod 311
The purpose of this group is to provide a forum for Alzheimer's caregivers to talk about their experiences dealing with this very complex disease and to learn from people who have "been there, done that" to gain knowledge of the disease and get an understanding of what to expect as the disease progresses through its various stages. Anyone who is caring for a person who is afflicted with Alzheimer's is invited, urged to attend. No fee or registration is required. For more information contact Betty Flanders at 832-240-4706.
Hospals Volunteers Needed
We need Hospals! We visit church members and regular visitor attendees at our local hospitals here in the Clear Lake area every weekday. The hospitals are St, John’s, Clear Lake Regional, Clear Lake Heart, and rehabilitation hospitals such as Triumph, Kindred and The Point. A schedule is made monthly and if there are enough Hospals, once a month is sufficient. Please call Blanche Ligrani at her direct line, 832-240-4903 and leave a message.