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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Member Development & Care

Membership & Pastoral Care Committee:

This Committee oversees the ministry areas and social groups within the church.  They meet once a month and support the groups in getting tasks done and advertising events to the congregation and the community.  The committee also ensures families and members receive pastoral care in times of need.                      

Adult Learning:

During the year small groups gather to study a chosen book, a section of the Bible or a particular topic led by the minister. This is done in manageable weekly sessions and usually run four weeks.

Past Studies

Past studies and subjects for discussion groups have included: 
 “Christmas – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”
"A Lenten Journey: Engaging Difference - Seeing Christ in One Another"
"Open Heart, Open Mind", by Clara Hughes
 "Falling Upward: Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life", by Richard Rohr, a Franciscan priest
 "Being Mortal", by physician Atul Gawande.
 "Pilgrims in Search of the Holy"
 "Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth".
 "The Passionate Jesus"
"God's Gift of Love"
"The Power of Parable"
Prayer Writing Workshop
"A Hitchhiker's Guide to Jesus"
“The Greatest Prayer of All”
Open to the Spirit: Being a Lively Congregation
Creation Time: A Season for Learning and Doing
Water and Faith
The Da Vinci Code
The Red Tent
The Heart of Christianity
The Role of Mary in the Church
The Gospels.                

Hospital Visitation:

A small group of people trained specifically in hospital visitation.  This group assists the minister in making pastoral care visits when people are in hospital.            

Communion at Home:

At times, members of the congregation are unable to attend church and wish to celebrate communion.  This small group is trained in the liturgy and are able to serve people communion in their homes.    

Welcome to EMUC:

Each Sunday during the coffee time following the service, a ‘Welcome person’  is available to  greet  and speak with visitors and new attendees.  They are very knowledgeable about the church and can answer questions, offer information and provide a tour of the church.

Drivers:

Our drivers are congregants who have completed an official police screening and provide transportation to appointments, church services or events to those who are ill or in need of help.

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