Health Ministry

Our Barnabus Ministry serves homebound and elderly people within our church community and beyond.  Barnabus volunteers make visits at least once a month, providing fellowship and spiritual care to those who cannot always make it to worship services.  If you are interested in becoming a Barbabus volunteer, or if you know someone who needs a visitor, please contact our Barnabus Coordinator, Julie Kullbom at  605-716-2006  or email julierk@rushmore.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLUMC Cares - a new connectional ministry for individuals and families affected by cancer.  Opportunities are available to connect with other families for spiritual support.  This ministry also provides respite services such as errand support and meals.  We also provide chemo care kits for patients (see side bar for more information).  For other resources and an online support community, visit Our Journey of Hope by clicking here. 

 

Angel Food Ministry- The Angel Food program provides meals to members who have an illness, a new baby, or just need a caring touch.  Meals are lovingly made and delivered by volunteers.  To request a meal or to volunteer, email Jeanette Keck at readtome49@hotmail.com

 

CPR- CLUMC offers FREE CPR and AED training two times a year. Our next training dates will be held in January 2016.  Watch the bulletin for sign-up opportunities. 

 

Grief Support Group- this group meets twice a month for fellowship, devotion, and support.  Open to anyone in any stage of their grief journey.  Call the church office at 605.348.1080 for meeting dates. 

 

Caring for those with mental health issues

 Creating Caring and Sharing Communities
 
"United Methodists around the world are called to join the Caring Communities program, congregations and communities in covenant relationship with persons  with mental illness and their families." Mental Health Ministries, #3303, 2012 Book of Resolutions

 "Mental illness troubles our relationships because it can affect the way we process information, relate to others, and choose actions.  Consequently, mental illnesses often are feared in ways that other illnesses are not." 
         United Methodist Social Principle 162.x, Mental Health

Stigma is the word we use to describe expressions of this fear.  People refuse to talk about what they feel because they fear what their friends will think or say.  People hesitate to seek treatment because they fear what will appear on their record.  People hesitate to admit to a hospital stay because they fear others’ reactions.  Congregations hesitate to bring casseroles to someone who is back from a hospital because they are uncertain what to do.
 
Caring Communities

 Educate congregations and the community in public discussion about mental illness and work to reduce the stigma experienced by those suffering.

Covenant to understand and love persons with mental illness & their families. 

Welcome persons and their families into the faith community. 

Support persons with mental illness and their families through providing awareness, prayer, and respect. 

Advocate for better access, funding and support for mental health treatment and speak out on mental health concerns. 
Sponsored by General Board of Church and Society
www.umc-gbcs.org/issues/mental-health