A little bit about the group....
Hear all about it, the Care of Members Team has a new name,“T.L.C. Group”. The name has been changed to better represent what the T.L.C. Group is all about. This group is about building relationships and reflecting the image of Christ as the hands and feet of Christ (Col. 3:12-17). We are trying to establish connection with our Christian community and with Jesus Christ; we are not trying to get someone's name on the attendance sheet or their envelope in the offering plate.
My name is Tricia King and I am helping to guide and support this group in their confidential ministry. I would like to share with you what my role is and what this group is doing and to invite others to join us. Caring people within your congregation want to do something to make God’s house a home for all of its members, to help them find the comfort and care they need, to provide an arena for spiritual growth and fulfillment. I am working with the group to help build relationships and learn about ways to do this. We confidentially talk about the hurts of the church and how to bring healing so the church can be healthy, grow, and love as the Christian community that Christ taught us to be. I am educating and teaching skills to the group which will provide them with the tools necessary to relate to members with the love and care of Christ, whether it is in a chance encounter or in a more intentional visitation ministry. I am modeling, teaching, inspiring, and motivating the group to invite others to be a part of the church family. We share in our Christian experiences of fellowship and work to find ways to strengthen our relationships. The group is helping those, who are unable to make it to church, find ways to be connected in Christian relationship through the members of the T.L.C. Group. The group is hoping to extend their hands out to every member of CUMC. This might take some time, but our intention is to try to reach out to everyone.
We are looking at improving the quality of our relationships and what it means to be a part of a Christian community, what it means to be Christ-like, and what it means to love one another. We are extending our hands out to every member of Centenary UMC. This may take some time, but our intentions are to reach out to everyone: members, Christian, and non-Christian. We want to make those who feel they do not have a Christian community, know they are loved and they are not forgotten.
If you want someone to come visit you, please let us know by contacting the church office.
My prayer for Centenary United Methodist Church is that I can help facilitate empowering the congregation to relate more effectively to those who need or want to find a way to “come home.”
Tricia King and the T.L.C. Group