Congregational Life
Called to be a Light in the Rockfish Valley
Serving GOD with JOY and GENEROSITY

Mission: To strengthen the relationship of those in the Rockfish Church community with one another
and to witness to Christ through ministries of care, comfort, and encouragement.

Goals: Members and friends feel welcomed and included in the life of the congregation.
   Members and friends feel God’s care during times of crisis (e.g. illness) or transition.

Strategies:

Administrative
Write brief report to Session as needed and take any recommendations.
Write or coordinate with Jamie for newsletter articles.
Meet as needed to work on issues that arise. Communicate by email.
   Chair (and Session Liaison): Peggy Toms        

Oversight of Kitchen and Supplies (on going)                 Sally Wright
Purchase and maintain all basic kitchen supplies. Use the Church’s Sam’s Club card when possible.
Ensure kitchen is in good order between Sundays.
Developing budget annually to cover expenses.
Organize “kitchen cleaning” when needed.

Card Ministry                                                Sue Fulton, Kelley Alexander
Send cards in the name of the church to members and friends known to have experienced illness,
injury, death, or any kind of difficult time either personally or within their family; also cards
recognizing an important milestone of a church member, if known, such as birth of a child,
anniversary, or marriage.

Memorial Service/Funeral Receptions                        Sue Fulton, Kelley Alexander
Coordinate with Louie to provide a simple reception, according to the Memorial Service guidelines
(coffee, cold beverages, light finger food, veggies, fruit, sweets, cheese and crackers, nuts, etc.) An
email from Jamie to the congregation and from Sue to those agreeing to have their names on an
email list asks for food items to be brought.

Fellowship Events (generally 3 a year)
These events are a spring event (March or April), an outdoor potluck picnic (June or July), and a fall
event to be planned with the pastor (October). Congregational Life and the sponsoring group will
jointly coordinate other events.

   Spring event 2015                (to be coordinated with Louie)
   Summer Picnic 2015                (to be coordinated with Louie)
   Fall event 2015                (to be coordinated with Louie)

Meal Ministry                                                Sally Wright, Judy Croswell, Katy Jo Gale
In times of bereavement, serious illness, surgery, or when incapacitated, the Meal Team helps to
coordinate and provide meals as needed. The TakeThemAMeal.com website can be used as well
as calling those willing to prepare food. The Shepherd is also expected to help with this ministry.

Prayer Shawl Ministry                                        Nancy Clark, Elizabeth Hopkins
Shawls are knitted by many in the congregation and are kept in the knitting cabinet in the stairwell
leading to the offices. Nancy keeps track of who receives the shawls.