good neighbor network
The Good Neighbor Network Ministry provides homebound Church family members and friends a caring, nurturing and friendly link to our church life. Volunteers spend time visiting with Neighbors who are unable to attend Worship or other Church events and share prayer, scripture, and Church news.
THE PRAYER NETWORK
Praying is one of the oldest of human practices, and to this day, billions of people around the world believe in its power. It’s used in a multitude of ways: to seek comfort, make a request, ask for guidance, heal and restore, express sorrow, celebrate joy or give thanks.
An important part of the Good Neighbor Network is our prayer ministry, the Prayer Network. When praying for others we offer ourselves as channels of God’s Grace. At its most elemental level, with everything else stripped away, praying is simply talking to our loving God, someone who’s always there to listen.
A Prayer Network kicks it up several levels, because it is a group of individuals who’ve decided to pray together - it amplifies the power of prayer. Praying as a group also fulfills another of our basic human needs: to connect, both with a power greater than ourselves and with one another. A member of the Prayer Network is committed to pray regularly, preferably, daily, for the concerns brought to them and to keep in mind our cultural guidelines about trust and confidentiality. Our Prayer Network consists of church members, not limited by gender or age, who have a heart for prayer.
Become a Good Neighbor
Becoming a Volunteer in the Good Neighbor Network is a great way to learn more about the history of our church from those who have lived it. Volunteer hours are flexible and can accommodate most schedules.
A 1 1/2 hour training session is required to review different communication skills and familiarize volunteers with the various processes and policies of the Good Neighbor Network. Volunteers are equipped with resource guides, suggested scripture passages and other strategies to help form meaningful connections with participants.
New volunteers are always welcome and training sessions can be held in the daytime or evening to accommodate work or other commitments. If you're interested in becoming a volunteer, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page and one of the Good Neighbor Network coordinators will reach out to you soon.
Request a Visit
The Good Neighbor Network is open to all homebound Church family members and friends who are unable to attend Worship services and Church events for any length of time due to illness or other reasons.
Visits can last from 30 minutes to one hour and are scheduled by volunteers and the participant to meet at their convenience. Volunteers are trained in a variety of areas and come prepared to share their time, foster community and reconnect members to our congregation.
If you know of someone who would benefit from this program or would like to request a visit on behalf of yourself or a loved one, please fill out the form below. Your information will be passed on to one of our Good Neighbor Network Coordinators who will be in touch to help get the process started.