Within our community at AMC, there are a number of parishioners, especially those who live alone, who wonder who they could call if they needed help of a different kind. That is, who does one call when you wake up with a temperature and could use a hot bowl of soup? Who would you call if you have twisted your ankle and would like a ride to the doctor’s, but fear calling 911 and having three fire trucks, an ambulance, and two police cruisers lighting up the entire neighborhood from your front yard?
You need a trustworthy soul from the “Lend a Heart” ministry to lend you some kindness. I can think of a number of parishioners who would sleep much better at night knowing they could, without hesitation, call an understanding friend from AMC for needed assurance or assistance.
I have appointed the following fellow parishioners for their capacity to offer the sensitivity, compassion and unobtrusive bedside manner needed for this ministry: Jennifer Clark, Marge Brown, Cara Doran, and Penny Jones. If there are other AMC parishioners interested in this new ministry, please let me know!