The mission of Congregational Care is to convey the love of Jesus Christ by providing care, compassion and concern for our congregation. We do this in many ways.
Email Prayer Chains
Prayer requests come through the church office by phone, website, email, in person, or listed on the Sunday morning Connect Card. Those requests are sent to both our email prayer chain members, and each member prays for these requests on a daily basis. Volunteers are always welcome; all you need is a willingness to pray for your fellow Christians.
Our Life Event Meals Ministry Team provides meals to members of our congregation on an as-needed basis during times—illness, death of a family member, new baby, etc. The team coordinator contacts the family to determine specific needs, and then communicates with other team members to learn who is available to cook and deliver. Volunteers are always welcome!
College Students Ministry
We keep in touch with our college students several times a year. Cash and snack item donations are accepted from the congregation on an ongoing basis. We give large bags of snack to the students at Thanksgiving when they are home for the holiday, and send gift cards for local fast food restaurants during December and spring finals.
Hospital & Homebound Visits
Team members visit members of our congregation when they are hospitalized, homebound, or residing in an extended care facility. Visitation is done on a rotating basis, with each person assigned one week of the month.
Note Card Ministry
Our note card ministry is coordinated through the church Office Administrator, and members of the team send notes or cards to the ill, homebound, or to those celebrating life events—new baby, new job, new home, etc. Each member of the Note Card Ministry team takes a 2-week turn per rotation cycle. Suggestions for note cards are sent on Monday by the office administrator to whoever is writing cards that week.
Needlework for Missions
Formerly called the Prayer Shawl Ministry, members of the congregation gather monthly and bring their own “mission project”—knitting, quilting, sewing, crocheting, etc. Needlework for Missions meets the 4th Thursday of each month at 9:30 am. The finished products are given to our ill and homebound, college students, or families being served through our other ministries like Adopt-A-Family or Caring and Sharing Food Pantry.
United Methodist Women
The United Methodist Church at Wentzville Women meet in the church on the second Thursday of the month for a program and potluck lunch. They are dedicated to mission service in the church, community and the world. Ongoing annual activities include Lydia Circle Quilters and their popular fall Ham and Turkey Dinner. For more information, contact the church office at 636-327-6377.
The Men’s Group
The United Methodist Church at Wentzville Men’s Group is a creative and supportive fellowship of men who want to know Jesus Christ while growing spiritually and seeking His daily will. Its primary purpose is to declare centrality of Christ to the lives of men in all their relationships. The Men’s Group holds a monthly breakfast meeting, often with guest speakers, and participates in various mission outreach projects. For more information, contact Kermit Sandorf at 636-734-2171.