Caring Ministries

Caring Ministries


Share Sunday (throughout the Holiday Season)

Sunday November 18, 2018 “Tuna Fish & Crackers” Needed for the Food Bank The Mission and Outreach Committee will be reaching out to our Lakeview Family for extra weekly help for those in our community who are really hungry.  From now on, we will be asking for different foods to be brought in weekly so that those who do not have much to eat will benefit from our generous donations. On November 18th, please bring “Tuna Fish & Crackers” for…

PALS – People Abounding in Loving Service

Loving Services Provided for Lakeviewers  PALS is here to help you with: ASSISTANCE WITH DOWNSIZING: Provide help with housing choices, with packing & setting up a new home, and with Neighbor Helping Neighbor estate sales.  ASSISTANCE WITH MEDICAL CARE: Become a second set of ears during medical visits. Help with medical terminology. Provides rides.  TRANSPORTATION: Provide rides to medical care, pick up prescriptions and groceries, & running errands.  FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT: Fill out VA forms; prepare/review tax forms; explain qualifications for…

Support Habitat for Humanity

Lakeview UMC Drive to Support Habitat for Humanity: “…Homes, Communities, Hope….  We build so children can have healthy, safe homes where they can learn and grow to their full potential.” The Lakeview UMC fund drive to assist in purchase of building supplies for Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona will be closing on November 4.  The “House Bank” collection boxes will be available in the entry hall of the church and at all three church services on November 4th.  An additional…

Stephen Minister’s Training

Wednesday, October 17 Stephen Ministry at Lakeview UMC will begin a new class for men and women seeking training as caregivers. This training extends for fifty hours, concluding with the commissioning of those who choose to be part of a new group of the lay caregivers we call Stephen Ministers. If you would like more information on how to become a Stephen Minister or receive care from one, please contact Pastor Linda or Pastor Ross at 623.974.5821.  

Healing Drums for Children & Seniors

Healing Drums In 2017-2018, Sun City residents participated in the 300-Drum Project. Residents volunteered to make and paint Native American style 10” hoop drums for Children living in the 30 Maricopa County Group Foster homes. There are 10 children living in each home. Every month on the fourth Friday, two houses, 20 children, participated in a one-hour facilitated drum circle at Lakeview United Methodist Church.  Afterward the children were presented with their own African Djembe or Native American Style drum…

Stephen Ministry Corner

Encourage One Another … In 1 Thessalonians 5, Paul writes, “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up…Encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone.” God has called us all to build up and encourage one another. For those who are experiencing a really difficult time, our Stephen Ministers can provide the special encouragement, care, and support they need until they are past the crisis. If you would like more information on our Stephen Ministry, please call…

Gift Of A Healthy Home

Heifer Project I just finished painting my closet yesterday. Many of the recipients of our gifts thru Heifer International would probably ask “What is a closet?” God’s poorest and hungriest families would love to have living conditions as clean as a newly painted closet. Well, as always, help is on the way. One donor this past month specified giving two gifts of a “Healthy Home.” Families are given the opportunity to earn the income they need to improve their living…

Adult Vacation Bible School – Update

Adult VBS We have had such a great boost in our ideas and our VBS planning from Lakeviewers who attend meetings! This past week, our VBS planning team decided to carry forward with the “Candy Bar Ministry” proposed at our first meeting. What a SWEET TREAT that will be every day! Come and see…and taste! Another program we are going to carry forward will be an “After” program between 11:30 AM and 12:30 PM for VBS attendees who want to…

What Is PALS?

So what is PALS? WHO?             – people who enjoy working together to help others                         WHAT?          – a network of the Caring Ministries programs including Phone Friends, Transportation Volunteers and Stephen Ministry  WHERE?       – in the Sun City area for members of LUMC who need help  in any of five areas of ministry (See details below)  WHEN?          – as needed for short periods of time by Lakeviewers whocare about helping their neighbors  HOW?            – as Caring Ministries is contacted, needs…

PALS Program

Changing Lives at Lakeview The P.A.L.S.  program provides support services to assist others in their daily lives, here is a list of the ways you can help. PALS PROGRAM OPTIONS I. RELOCATION  Help with downsizing to smaller unit, such as Assisted Living or group home  Help pack and set up in new home  “Neighbor Helping Neighbor” Sales II. MEDICAL ASSISTANCE  Medical visits: Be a second set of ears at doctor’s offices as well as take notes for patient to have…
Halle Center

Prayer Shawl & Lap Robes

OUR PRAYER SHAWL & LAP ROBE MINISTRY Recently, I was reminded of the powerful experience generated by presenting a prayer shawl or lap robe to a person who is homebound or recovering from a serious illness or injury. One of our members brought me three quilts donated as her handiwork to benefit our members or neighbors during a difficult time. I though many of us might like to know more about this project so I am attaching an article on…
Phone Friends

Phone Friends

Meeting Tuesday There will be a meeting of the Phone Friends on Tuesday, April 24 at 1:30 PM in the Conference Room. The Phone Friends are part of the Caring Committee who make phone calls to people from our church who need a friend.
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