Welcome to Dexter United Methodist Church!

Caring Network

Care
Opportunity

Description

Volunteer
Coordinator

Time
Commitment

Card Ministry

Individual cards of get well, sympathy, thinking of you, etc., are sent each week to those in the congregation who have special needs and concerns.

Janet Birk
janet.birk@gmail.com
734.475.8475

Weekly

Care Visits

Short in-home visits are provided to those who have experienced surgery or a hospital stay.  Care Visits are specifically set up for home-bound seniors who receive monthly visits from a Care Visit volunteer.

Su Pastorino
kpastorino@comcast.net
734.994.5608

Help when needed

Care Meals

Meals are provided to those who have experienced surgery or a hospital stay.

Mary Black
jblack1@peoplepc.com
734.426.1452

Help when needed

Gifts Unto Others

This ministry provides a convenient way to use gift-giving occasions as opportunities to help others through donations to a variety of international self-help projects, local charitable organizatoins, outreach programs and Dexter UMC missions.  Memorial gifts are also available.

Susan Powers
susanmp4221@gmail.com
734.997.5359

This programs runs year-round but is most active in November and December.

Health Connection

This ministry provides helpful health information, educational experiences and programs that promote health and physical--emotional-mental well-being.  Blood pressure checks are held monthly. This group also maintains the first aid and AED equipment and makes the arrangements for the Fall Flu clinic each year.

Chris Colver
ccolver@gmail.com
734.253.6007

Few hours monthly
depending on need

Helping Hands

This group provides non-emergency assistance, e.g. rides, hospital visits, minor household chores or repairs, to church members needing temporary help.

Dave Fithian
bordfith@aol.com
734.424.1095

As needed

Hunger Hamper

This is a continuous church-wide ministry where nonperishable food items are collected for those in need around the Dexter community.  We work in conjunction with Faith in Action.

Carolyn Tyson
ttyson8983@aol.com
734.426.1577

As needed

Postcard Ministry

Postage paid postcards are provided that can be sent out to encourage and uplift those individuals who are not in attendance at church, that they are thought of and cared for.

Jereva Christensen
jkcalittletlc@aol.com

Order supplies as needed

Prayer Chain

Church-wide prayer groups act upon requests from the church pastors or staff for immediate prayer for persons or families experiencing serious life situations.

Cathy Leadley
cathyleadley@dexterumc.org
734.426.8480

As needed

Stephen Ministry

This ministry provides one-to-one assistance in a Christ-like atmosphere of listening and encouraging for those in need of support during times of difficulty or crisis.  Leaders, ministers and care receivers are needed.  For more information on the Stephen Ministry program, click here.

Sara Atwell
satwell22@gmail.com
734.426.7747

Ministers meet the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month for 2 hours.

Veterans/Solders
Support Group

This group's purpose is to support and encourage soldiers who are currently serving in the military and recognize veterans who have served our country in their efforts to protect the basic freedoms that we enjoy.  Various activities include clothing drives, card showers, Valentines for Vets, visits to the VA Hospital, etc.

Jean Klark
jeanklark35@gmail.com
734.426.8598

Ongoing

For general information about the Caring Network, please contact Jean Klark (Caring Network Cell Leader) at jeanklark35@gmail.com or 734.426.8598.