Circle of Caring / Deacon-Led Ministry

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is an opportunity for church members to share their gifts, talents, and passions with others in the church and in the community.

Click here to see a listing of the Circle of Caring Ministry Teams. To join a team, please contact the church office:  office@universitybaptist.org or 434-293-5106

 

 

2015 Deacon Ballot – Please vote by May 18

Our Deacons serve as the spiritual leaders of the church, and they have the responsibility in leading and facilitating our Circle of Caring ministry teams.

Eligible members who have not removed their names for consideration as Deacons are listed below.

Please use the Deacon Election Form below to write in SEVEN NAMES from our membership to serve as deacons.

Those seven receiving the most votes will be elected as deacons to serve 3-year terms beginning September 2015.

To vote, please use the Deacon Election Ballot form below.  You may also vote by paper ballot or by phone by contacting the church office at 293-5106.  Please vote by May 18th.

Circle of Caring 2015-2016

circleofcaringThe “Circle of Caring” is a UBC-Deacon led Team Ministry serving the UBC family, friends, and community.

It is an opportunity for church members to share their gifts, talents and passions with others in the church and in the community.

If you want join a team, please call the church office (434) 293-5106, or email Circle of Caring.

Below are the teams and team members for 2015-2016:

Bereavement Ministry

This team works with the ministerial staff to offer support, comfort and fellowship to our members as they go through times of grief or loss. In each situation a team member will contact the family to seek out how they might assist them, pray with them, listen to them, and determine how the church might help.

Leader: Martha Wood
Members:  Colleen Baber, Patti Barretta, Alice Batten, Pam Beasley, Sima Brown, Nettie Chewning, Elva Ferguson, Margie Howell, Marcia Parker, Randy Scruggs, Clara Belle Wheeler

Celebrations Ministry Team

The Celebrations Ministry acknowledges the many causes for celebration that arise in the lives of our church members. They recognize such causes for celebration and thanksgiving as birthdays, wedding anniversaries, births, baptisms, graduations and other joyous events by sending cards, making phone calls or through other appropriate actions. This is a ministry of rejoicing!

Leaders: Debby Johnson, Judy Shah
Members:  Diana Ames, Martha Ballenger, Shirley Clark, Gail Ellen, Lynne Gardner, Audrey Garnett, Pam Hallissy, Sterling Hudson, Pam Johnson, Mary Jo Licero, Mary Ella McCauley, Louise Marchi, Aimee Marshall (Youth), Donna Marshall, Karen Minor (Youth), John Morse, Margie Morse, Anne Smith, Nell Tiller, Shirley Wagoner, Anne Wilkerson

Comfort Food Ministry Team

This team provides food and paper products to UBC families who are focused on other issues in their lives. They minister to these members in their time of need; their goal is to help take some of the stress off of them in their time of need.

Leaders: Donna Marshall, Michelle Proffitt
Members: Mary Baldwin, Martha Ballenger, Jen Bates, Debra Bryant, Sarah Buchanan, Shirley Clark, Katherine Hamel, Linda Hendon, Sterling Hudson, Larry Johnson, Carolyn Lowry, Sandra Manning, Lynn Martin, Rachel Miller, Margie Morse, Barbara Murray, Judy Scruggs, Linda Smith, Ji Song, Lynda Tweel, Nelda Vaughan, Jennifer Wagoner, Sarah Wilson

Congregational Care Ministry Team

This team stays in touch with our members by phone, email or visit, as requested. The team follows up with visitors, contacts those who have been frequently absent on Sunday mornings, and helps with orientation of new members.

If you want to have a team member assigned to you, either call the church office or contact Debra Bryant. If you thought you were signed up but have not been contacted, please also call the church office.

Leader: Debra Bryant
Member: Jo-Ann Averill, Erin Brown, Shirley Clark, Judy Gough, Jackie Lockwood, Donna Marshall, Judy Shah, Mildred Spicer, Lynda Tweel, Nelda Vaughan

Homebound Ministry Team

This team serves and communicates on a consistent basis with homebound members as well as people in nursing facilities. They contact them through personal visits, notes and cards and/or phone calls.

Leader: Jackie Lockwood
Members: Betty Barker, Alice Batten, Cindy Bryant, Shirley Clark, David Hendon, Gail Ellen, Sterling Hudson, Lou Long, Jeanne Nye

Health Support Ministry Team

This is a ministry of support for members during illness at home, in the hospital, and in health care facilities.  The team assists the ministerial staff in providing appropriate support.  After a contact, the team member will report to the church office and let them know whether any other teams need to be involved.

Leader: Alan Hendricks
Members: Lori Conklin, Wayne Ferguson, Elsom Johnson, Ed Lowry, Joe May, Sylvie Moore, Laurie Pallini, Lily Pallini, Raynell Stokes

Small Jobs Ministry Team

This is a ministry to UBC members and individuals who need hands-on help with home maintenance or small repair projects. The team provides home repairs and maintenance for those with special needs or circumstances. Typical small jobs may include: clean and repair gutters, replace light bulbs and fire alarm batteries, rake leaves, shovel snow, repair steps and railings, etc.

Leader: Larry Johnson
Members: John Buchanan, Sarah Buchanan, Thomas Dykes, Ray Gaines, Robby Gough, Bill Jesser, Jimmy Li, Brett Lissenden, Katelyn Lissenden, Don Long, Scott Miller, Barbara Moore, Jim Moore, John Morse, Tom Mundell, Bill Murray, Ed Smith, Richard Smith, Barry Wilson

Transportation Ministry Team

This team helps UBC family members and others with transportation in order to attend church services on Sundays and Wednesdays or other special services.  The team also provides, within reason and with enough notice, transportation to medical and other important appointments.

Leader: Peter Ohlms
Members: Jack Dowdy, Johnny Ellen, Ray Gaines, Brad Groff, Barbara Jesser, Elsom Johnson, Anne Keith, W.C. Keith, Linda Smith, Richard Vaughan, Joe Zhu

Circle of Caring Luncheons

The Deacons will be sponsoring Deacon Family Luncheons on October 13, 20, and 27. If you have not yet received an invitation from your deacon contact the church office.

New Deacons

Congratulations to Jack Averill, Debra Bryant, Shirley Clark, David Hendon, Alan Hendricks, Debby Johnson and Joseph Johnson on their election as deacons for the 2013-2016 term.

Thank you to those deacons who will be rotating out of active service:  Elva Ferguaon, Pam Johnson, W.C. Keith, Don Long, Carolyn Lowry, Diane Mundell, and Raynell Stokes.

August Deacons’ Meeting:

Thursday, August 22, 6:30 pm .
This meeting is for current Active
and all Newly-Elected Deacons.

Comfort Food Ministry

The mission of this ministry is to provide food and paper products to UBC families who are focused on other issues in their lives.  We provide food in several ways:  home cooked, purchased, or gift certificates.  The members of this team will deliver the food or gift certificates to the individual or family.  Our goal is to help take some of the stress off of them in their time of need.

We welcome new members to our team and hope that UBC members will call on us when the need arises.  To join the team, contact Carolyn Lowry or Lynda Tweel, or call the church office.

If you or someone you know has a need, please call the church office (293-5106) or send an email to circleofcaring@universitybaptist.org.

 

Celebrations Ministry

We think of our University Baptist fellowship as a family of faith, and as in any family we rejoice in the milestones and successes of our family members. The Celebrations Ministry seeks to acknowledge the many causes for celebration that arise in the lives of our church members. We recognize such causes for celebration and thanksgiving as birthdays, wedding anniversaries, births, baptisms, graduations, and other joyous events by sending cards, making phone calls or through other appropriate actions. We would welcome the participation of anyone who is willing share in the writing of notes or other means of acknowledging occasions for celebration that occur within our church family. This is a ministry of rejoicing! Please contact Lynne Gardner, 296-8086, or Martha Ballenger, 296-3480.

~Jackie Lockwood

 

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