A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another. John 13:34-35
Our Congregational Life Department is made up of more than 10 ministries and committees that are important in caring for the needs of our members in all stages of their lives. In addition to the ministries in the left sidebar, below are descriptions of several additional ministries.
EXTRAVAGANT HOSPITALITY & Greeters
These ministry teams focus on the “on-campus” experience of members and guests, striving to make HPPC an extravagantly hospitable church. Greeters are often the first people that guests will encounter and we want to make sure every person gets a warm welcome.
Our Deacons are elected by the congregation annually and seek to make strong connections in the name of Jesus Christ through ministries of care, prayer, and communications. Non-ordained members may volunteer as Parish Shepherds, serving alongside a Deacon.
ANGEL FOOD MINISTRY
The Angel Food Ministry delivers meals to members who have experienced a major life event such as a death in the family, a birth or adoption or major illness. An "angel army" of volunteers prepare a home-cooked meal, bake an angel food cake and then ready a bag for delivery by Deacons and Shepherds.
With a Parish Nurse on staff, there are many opportunities to volunteer in activities that promote health and healing. These include our annual blood drive, flu shot clinics, teaching CPR classes, group discussions covering current health topics, volunteering with community outreach activities, etc.
HOMEBOUND VISITATION AND COMMUNION
This visitation group consists of HPPC volunteers who take flowers to the homebound at Christmas and Easter. They also regularly visit their homebound person(s) throughout the year. Trained elders also make visits to these members and share the Sacrament of Communion with them. This is one way for our homebound members to stay connected to our HPPC community.
The purpose of this ministry team is to provide care and comfort to members and their families during times of special needs or grief. Activities include communicating (through phone calls or notes) with family members shortly after a death in the family, and again on the one year anniversary.
If you have questions or need more information on any of the above ministries, please contact Elaine Curtis.