"I have seen their ways, but I will heal them; I will guide them and restore comfort to Israel’s mourners, creating praise on their lips. Peace, peace, to those far and near,” says the LORD. “And I will heal them.”
Our Care Ministries are made up of volunteers who take seriously the call to heal. They are on call to serve you in your journey of healing and inner peace.
The primary purpose of the Member Care Ministry is to provide care for members of our BUMC family who are experiencing some crisis and need congregational support for a time. This includes meals, laundry help, reading, transportation to doctors’ appointments, minor home repairs, grocery shopping, correspondence, or other needs.
We have a dedicated group of home visitors who visit our homebound members. Visitors make a 20-30 minute home visit, usually in pairs, once each month to an assigned person. Visitors and their partner schedule a visit some time during the month that is mutually agreed upon based on individual schedules. No special training or experience is required – just a willingness to extend hospitality and Christ's love to someone who may be lonely or may be unable to get out much.
The Parish Nurse is a Registered Nurse with specialized training and a certification in holistic care, ministering to the needs of mind, body, and spirit. The Parish Nurse serves BUMC by offering professional consultation, home visits, coordination of services, educational programs, and support for persons who are ill, have had surgery, are homebound, or have other health issues. The Parish Nurse also helps coordinate use of the Health Closet & is available for health needs during activities such as VBS and other group events.