Sensing the leading of the Spirit, and with the blessing of church leadership, Rachel Paulson and Clare Meier have recently initiated a ministry of visitation with the seniors of the FBC community who may be experiencing isolation, loss, illness or change.
The New Testament gives Christians many “one another” instructions, things we should do on behalf of our family in Christ. For example: bear one another’s burdens (Galatians 6:2), encourage one another and build one another up (1 Thessalonians 5:11), addressing one another in psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, making melody to the Lord with your heart, giving thanks always and for everything (Ephesians 5:19), praying for one another (James 5:16)
What does a visitation look like practically? It looks like a visit at your residence or a coffee shop. It is a confidential, caring, connection for the FBC community. It is a listening presence of spiritual encouragement, of song or scripture. Sharing of communion elements would also be available for those unable to attend services. In some cases, old friendships may be renewed. In other cases, a new relationship may begin to develop. In either case, the visit connects “the body that is a unit, though it is made up of many parts.“ (1 Corinthians 12:12)
If you would like to request a visit or learn more, contact the church office, and they will communicate your request to Rachel or Clare who will reach out to make arrangements that work for you.