The Service of the Visit & Care Team
Our Visit & Care Team recently identified 60 church members either at Kendal or in the community who are elderly and/or living alone and might appreciate a phone call, particularly in light of nearly four months of isolation due to the CoVID 19 pandemic. The list was sent to our team members and within a week all 60 names had been taken. During June and July, calls were made - simply to say hello, ask how they are doing, and let these people know that their church cares for them.
Reports from team members noted that those receiving the calls were most appreciative, and the callers enjoyed learning more about these folks. Additionally, our Session members are continuing to make calls to congregation members, our church staff has begun delivering bulletins and newsletters to congregation members at Kendal, and Skip has volunteered to deliver bulletins / newsletters for anyone not located at Kendal but needing home delivery of these materials.
Though we are unable to meet in person as a congregation, this effort has been a way to show that Christ is still working among us.
-Julie Hollingsworth an Mike Strickler, Co-chairs, Visit & Care Team