Ministry Spotlight: Project Compassion

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Project Compassion of Immanuel aims to bring our homebound into continued fellowship with us. Our visits vary, but all include bringing a connection with the Lord.

We can:

Read devotions to a person…
OR Be a listener to a person who loves to talk. Bring a treat…
OR Be a treat with a smile.
Drop a card or make a phone call when at times a personal visit can’t be made… OR
Take your person outdoors if possible.
Take devotional materials or church news…OR
Report requests from them to the church office or Pastor.

We encourage our homebound to make them feel a part of Immanuel and ask if there is any way that they could worship at church, for some illnesses come and go. Many are unable to climb steps and are uncomfortable using the elevator. Our service is on TV and can be listened to Sunday or during the week.

Project Compassion began in 1982. At present we visit 29 homebound monthly, sometimes more often depending on the situation…but mainly monthly. We visit them at home, in nursing homes, or assisted living facilities. We also contact members who are grieving a loss. Project Compassion is blessed with 17 members, but some in our group aren’t always well themselves. And some are “snowbirds” so are south during the winter just when our homebound are most shut-in. We meet only two times a year to share, and meet with an elder or Pastor, and have devotions. Otherwise, volunteers phone Nancy Starr or drop a note about their visit in the Project Compassion box in the narthex. Our mission is to show God’s love through our loving concern. It’s as simple as that. Please consider joining us!! You can contact Nancy Starr at 715-424-2614 if you would like to join Project Compassion. Thank you.