United Methodist Church of Thousand Oaks
Friday, October 31, 2014

Homebound Ministry

Take a moment to consider how you might feel if you could no longer worship and attend your church. What would your life be like without the fellowship worship experience?

Many of our homebound members have attended church all of their lives, before the circumstance of their health or the health of a loved one made it difficult or impossible to attend services. Many miss church fellowship profoundly. Are you willing to help keep their connection with their church family alive?

There are many different ways to help:

  • Volunteer to call on a homebound member.
  • Volunteer to take communion to a homebound member once a month.
  • Volunteer to send encouraging notes.
  • Enlist your children to design creative greeting cards.
  • Pray. Pray that these men and women understand the value they still hold for this congregation. Pray that they understand how treasured their lives are in God’s eyes. Pray that people will be moved to reach out to our homebound members in meaningful ways.
Our homebound members, too, can help.
Here are some ways:
  • Pray for volunteers to offer continued spiritual care for the homebound members.
  • Pray that the church will become aware of members who no longer come to church, but would benefit from continued caring contact.
  • Pray for all the ministries and “Inreach” and “Outreach” of the church.
  • Pray by name for those listed in the FYI and Oakleaf.
If you see a way you can help with this ministry or would like the church to be aware of people who might benefit from a visit, please leave a message for Wanda Williams @ 805-495-7215 or email membership@umcto.org.