The Careabouts committee meets the 2nd Thursday of even months to discuss the needs of members that are ill or shut-in. They prepare “goodie bags” and divide and assign each other places in order to deliver a plate or plant and visit with those in need of extra care.
If you are no longer able to get to worship service, you remain a vital part of our church family and the Care-a-bouts remind you that you are loved.
In hopes that no-one gets “lost” or “falls into the cracks” we have built a team of trained hospital visitors who go to CCH two or three times a month. Members of the hospital team are scheduled specific days to visit, either solo or in pairs. The schedule is arranged in such a way that no one should be ill and in the hospital for two days without being discovered. It is a wonderful ministry.
When you have a sudden accident, illness, heart attack, etc. it is very uplifting to see a member of your home church there to visit and know that they are calling your name into the prayer chain.
When you arrive by ambulance and think you are alone, suddenly a familiar face tells you God cares and you are not alone.
Nursing Home Service
Our Lay Leaders of Northside lead Nursing Home Worship Services to the residents of Epoch, Pleasant Bay & Eagle Pond Nursing Home.
They share God’s Word, serve Communion and gather with Christian love.
Join Northsiders at Nursing Home Services
Do you know all the members of Northside? Not many of us do. Come and be a part of our nursing home ministries and share in this worship experience.
The nursing home services average 15 to 35 people and always need extra volunteers to sing the hymns and help turn pages.
Pleasant Bay Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Harwich is on the third Tuesday of every month at 10:00 a.m. in the morning.
This is our largest service with almost always 25 – 30 people attending; most of them in wheelchairs.
Janet Golden, the organist from Northside, enhances this program with live piano music.
Eagle Pond in Dennis is on the third Tuesday at 2:15 p.m. Here you will find other Northsiders bringing people to service and singing with them.
Epoch Assisted Living in Brewster is a small service with a handful of people seated in a circle for study, worship and communion every other month. We have been sharing our faith with the people in Epoch Assisted Living since 1997.
Helping Hands was formed as a ministry at Northside UMC 15 years ago as an outreach ministry to members and friends who need help in their homes.
We are particularly concerned about our single mothers and women, our elderly friends and members, and those who find it financially difficult to pay for home upkeep.
Often the “honey do” list get long and there is no one professionally who is interested in coming to do trivial jobs.
Often there are jobs that need desperately to be done, but without the finances to do them. Sometimes it is just impossible to get anyone professional to even show up. It is to these moments that we have been called by our Lord to provide what skills we have in helping you.
There are few things that we have not done over the 15 years of our existence. Our list is extensive. We are game to look at any need as a challenge and will give you an honest opinion as to how or what can be done.
Often those we help make contributions to the church which in turn are used to sponsor our mission trips, support the mission committee, provide need things not included in the church budget, do maintenance work on the church, support our youth program and scholarships, and provide funding for projects in our people’s homes – to name just a few areas.
Since our inception, we have averaged over 1200 hours work a year, averaged 70+ homes a year worked in (many numerous times), and raised by donations $12,000+ a year to be used as stated above.
The men of Helping Hands: Ken, Wade, Steve, Pastor Fred, Russ, Dave, Harry, Bruce, Frank & Lennie each give freely of their time and energy to do what they can to extend a helping hand to our church family and friends. They do it for one reason alone: to serve our Lord and to witness to His love for each of us.
“Teach us, Good Lord, to serve you as you deserve; to give and not to count the cost; to fight and not to heed the wounds, to toil and not to seek for rest; to labor and not to seek any reward, except that of knowing that we do Your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen”
If you have a need, regardless of how small or large, call Helping Hands at 508-385-0862.
Our prayer chain consists of a committed group of disciples who have promised to pray for people and situations that need God’s comfort and special attention.
All matters are kept strictly confidential.
If you need prayer, fill out the prayer request below or call the Church Office at 508-385-8622.