Pastor on Call: 706-801-9596
When to Contact a Pastor:
Any circumstance where you need spiritual assistance, we welcome your call. This would include death or near death situations, accidents, hospitalization, emergency or urgent medical procedure, prayer, family crisis, marriage conflict, counseling referral.
The Care Ministry at TOTH operates under the name CareForce. Simply put, CareForce oversees most all aspects of care to members of the congregation in the Spirit of Christ. The areas of ministry are listed here along with ways to join the CareForce teams.
CareForce has two teams of volunteers that visit hospitalized persons in area hospitals and rehab facilities. In addition, all clergy of the church make hospital visits to members, attendees, family members and the like and, in some circumstances, outside the area.
Contact Carol Spires at 706.738.8822 x 25 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to report a person in the hospital or scheduled surgery or medical procedure.
In Home (Homebound) Ministry
People who cannot attend church and church functions due to age, illness or physical impairment can be on the In Home Ministry list. These persons are visited regularly by a Visitation Volunteer assigned to them. In most cases, this bond between volunteer and the person is strong and beneficial to both.
Contact Carol Spires at 706.738.8822 x 25 or email email@example.com to submit a name for In Home Ministry.
Grief and Bereavement Ministry
The loss of a loved one is devastating and it is impossible to endure significant loss without help and support and spiritual guidance. CareForce has several ministries in place for those who have experienced loss. If you have need of support or care through your loss please use the links below or call the church to schedule a visit with a pastor who can help you begin to process your grief.
Please call the PASTOR ON CALL Number, 706-801-9596, to report a loss within the congregation or those connected with the congregation by family, friendship or attendance ESPECIALLY if immediate attention is desired.
Angels Touch - A monthly support group for those who have lost children of any age. Contact: Suzi Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org
GriefShare - A 13-week program designed to help the grieving person begin to manage their grief and claim their new normal in life. Contact Melrose York at email@example.com
Become a Bereavement Volunteer - Many small groups like Sunday School classes take care of their members with food and support. In many cases, the deceased and/or family is not part of such a group; therefore, CareForce will provide food and comfort. If you like to make and take food in bereavement situations, make phone calls or just stop by to chat, please consider joining our ministry. Contact Carol Spires at 706.738.8822 x 25 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Faith Community Nurse
The Faith Community Nurse Ministry is a collaboration between our pastoral staff and members to assist and empower individuals to become more active partners in the management of their personal health resources. Through partnering with other community resources, the FCN seeks new and creative ways to foster health within the congregation.
Rather than dealing primarily with sickness, faith community nurses focus on wellness, disease prevention and health promotion, including:
- health education and teaching
- illness prevention through coordinating screenings and immunizations
- patient advocacy through referrals, visitations and listening
- personal health counseling
- coordinating with community health resources and acting as church liaison
- organizing health support groups
- assessing congregational health needs
- responding to health-related issues such as substance abuse, addictions and violence within congregational families
Cards are sent to members in times of great joy and deep despair. This dedicated group of volunteers send prayerful thoughts and encouraging comments to those who are experiencing life's ups and downs. This important ministry has been a God-send to so many people at just the right time, maybe even you!
Contact Carol Spires, 706.738.8822 x 25 or email@example.com if you feel a call to minister through mail or if you know someone who needs encouragement.
CareForce maintains a referral list of local approved professionals. Contact Carol Spires at 706.738.8822 x 25 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to see the list or discuss your situation with a pastor.
Taking the directive from James 5:13-15, CareForce and the pastors will perform personal anointing services. Call the church and speak with a pastor if you desire this ministry.
Car/Home Care and Repair, Yard Help (Green Team)
A group from the church can help you evaluate estimates for car and home repair. In some cases, especially for adaptability, we can install railings and inclines for better accessibility. If you have received an estimate for repair or need assistance in adaptability, call the church or contact Rev. Greg Hatfield at email@example.com
THE GREEN TEAM: A group of experienced men and women will help with yard work when homeowners are unable to do so. Contact Greg Hatfield, firstname.lastname@example.org
In some instances, for members, there is the need for a little help with a utility bill. If you feel you are in a bind call the church or contact Rev. Greg Hatfield, email@example.com, for a confidential evaluation of need and resources.
Special Services and Meetings
Throughout the year CareForce will sponsor special spiritual meetings that allow the congregation to reach beyond themselves and consider the community and world where pain and hurt are rampant and the need for Christ's love and compassion is vital. We seek ways to come together to pray, share testimonies, experience communion, read scripture, sing, worship, and rejoice.
Two regular services are: The Annual Prayer Service in May and Comfort Through the Longest Night, provided on Christmas Eve in conjunction with the regular Christmas Eve services.