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Outreach and Inreach Ministries
The goals of the Outreach Committee are to establish and reinforce committees with the purpose, as the name implies, of reaching out to others. We decided to call ourselves the Outreach Committee because whether we are reaching out to meet the needs of people in our own parish or reaching out to people in another country who speak a different language it covers the many missions in which this church is involved.
The Outreach committee is composed of four separate committees. These committees function separately to meet their primary goals. The Outreach Committee meets every quarter so that all the committees can share their problems and successes and coordinate ways in which they can work together. If you are interested in joining any of these committees, please contact the chair or call the church office.
Individual Outreach Committees include:
Pastoral Care Committee
United Thank Offering
Gloria Dei’s Inreach Ministry has been going strong for about a year now. In that time, we have focused our efforts on providing regular transportation to and from church events (Sunday worship, Vestry meetings, Lucia Fest, etc.) for a half dozen members. We are currently in need of some additional drivers, so if you are interested, please speak to me after church or contact the office and leave a message.
This can be as big or small of a commitment as you’re interested in making. Ideally, we would have a list of eight to ten people who are available to provide transportation, so that those who need rides can make calls until they find someone who’s available.
We can always use more meals to store in the freezer in Riverside Hall. If you happen to have leftovers after a big meal, box them up in a container you don’t mind giving away and bring it with you on Sunday.
If you’re feeling more ambitious, you could organize a small group of folks to plan and cook a meal together at someone’s house or in the kitchen in Riverside. Or you could volunteer to deliver these meals to our members in need.
As you can see, there are several ways to get involved in Inreach at Gloria Dei. Other needs (such as a food basket at the holidays and toys for some of our children at Christmas) continue to come to our attention and require some new energy in order to come to fruition.
Please prayerfully consider sharing your time, talents, or treasure in some capacity and contact me if you’re interested. We need you!
Sincerely, Megan Bartlett
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