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Community United Methodist Church

(352) 787-1829
309 College Ave
Fruitland Park, FL  34731
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Congregational Care & Visitation Ministry
 Led By: Rev. Mal Patterson
 Contact Phone: 352-787-1829

CONGREGATIONAL CARE

There are several areas that fall under this category and they are listed below:


Bereavement Family Dinners  - Pam Conrad (352-787-1829)

The opportunity to help the chairperson set up for and serve a bereaved family dinner after a funeral or memorial service; bring a dish to serve a designated number of people (meat and rolls to be furnished the UMW); and /or help serve and clean up.


Ministry of Visitation - Rev. Mal Patterson (352-787-1829)

Volunteer opportunites to reach out to our congregation with compassion in various waysWe call on members in hospitals, nursing & rehabilitation centers, shut-ins and homebounds to give encouragement, company, prayer and a lot of listening.

There are also opportunities to deliver flowers to the folks in our Community UMC Family that are in the hospital, nursing homes, or are house-bound.


You may team up or go alone. If you have a real concern for others, this ministry could be for you.


Prayer Shawls - Rev. Charlotte Lewis (352-787-1829)

These are handmade by our parishoners for those who are hospitalized or homebound or anyone needing a touch of God's love in their life. These shawls are dedicated in church the second Sunday of each month.


Good Samaritans - George Clive (352-787-1829)

We provide assistance to people in the community who need help in any of the following areas:
  • give a ride to the doctor or church
  • sit with a spouse to give the loved one a break
  • do some washing or ironing
  • grocery shopping
  • repair faucet or toilet
  • do minor repairs
  • sew a hem or make minor sewing repairs
  • run an errand

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