Ministry Reponse to Covid 19

5/20/20

This week's additional ideas - 

  • Check on a neighbor

  • Call a friend you have not had the opportunity to talk with in a while

  • Drop some homemade cookies or brownies by a Homebound Member's House. You can leave in a bag tied to the front door knob and call them about their surprise so as not to violate social distancing. 

  • We here of more and more being laid-off from their jobs; surprise them with a restaurant gift card

 

Whomever you minister to, please be sure and offer to pray for them. 

5/11/20

This week's is reach out to a DB, South, Central or Volunteer, Providence  Senior. This senior year is nothing like what they had anticipated: yearbook signing, Senior Awards Night, Senior Prom, May Commencement all cancelled. They will be forever identified as the Senior Class of Pandemic Covid 19. Sent a note, facebook post, Twitter or Instagram message or I know this is radical, but an honest-to-goodness  card or letter. It is such a novelty to them that it is special and memorable. Encourage them. Let them know you are praying for them. Affirm their gifts of character and their prayers for the future. Reach out.

5/4/20

As the stay-at-home orders are being lifted and as businesses reopen, we are mindful that there are many needs in our midst which means there are many opportunities to minister within our faith community and within the Kingsport community. Please prayerfully consider how you can extend the care and grace of Christ to others. A variety of ideas are listed as our older members and those with at-risk health conditions necessitate you minister while still social-isolating and other ideas allow others to do so while still practice social distancing.

  • Essential Workers: They put themselves on the frontlines every day including our Day Care Faculty. Please pray for them, send thank you notes, place colorful thank you posters at the entrance of their workplace, bake and drop off homemade breads or muffins or cookies while practicing social distancing (if you do not bake, order baked goods from one of the reopened bakeries which will appreciate the business and then you give the baked goods away to the essential workers), prayer walk outside around their place of service/business.

  • Housing at-risk and Income-at-risk populations. Many within our community have experienced pay cuts, reduced work hours, are furloughed or laid off, and we are now learning some businesses are not reopening meaning those employees will be in the job market along with current college graduating seniors. Please be mindful of how you can minister through notes of care and encouragement, prayer, or financial assistance.

  • Mask Making. Yes, there is still a need for masks. As CHBC makes plans to reopen, the TN.Gov guidelines state that churches should provide masks to give those attending that do not have masks. Make masks and donate to the church.

  • ‘Home-schooling’ children and parents. With schedules turned upside down, we need to be mindful of encouraging and supporting those families where parents are suddenly teaching and children’s schedules have lost normalcy. Send encouraging notes to the children. Send thank you notes to the parents. If they reside in your neighborhood, prayer walk your neighborhood and pray for them.

  • Teachers without Kids. Teachers are mourning the loss of finishing their school year with the children and very quickly had to learn new techniques for remote teaching. They continue to teach and notes of encouragement would brighten their day.

  • Community Partners: we support and encourage the ministries and services of Salvation Army, Hope House, Hope Haven, and Family Promise. Please refer to their websites for tangible ways to help with donations of food, clothing, or financial assistance. Send care notes or emails. Put the workers and their constituency on your prayer list.

  • CHBC Food Pantry. As we make plans to reopen our buildings and thus, the Food Pantry, drop off non-perishable and in-date foods that can be used in the pantry. We anticipate needs will be higher than usual and do not want to turn anyone away. Please drop off at Door A.

  • Your ideas: Please share with the church at infochbc@chbckingsport.org your ideas that would enrich this list. I am sure there are opportunities we are not aware of.

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