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church has been divided into thirty-seven Neighborhood Care Groups of
approximately 15-20 families. Each neighborhood has its own
coordinator, The neighborhoods provide help in the form of meals,
transportation, and other caring needs for those living in close
geographic proximity, Anyone needing a ride to church or to a medical
appointment or for support after surgery or illness can call their
neighborhood coordinator. Neighborhood services are usually short term;
transportation or meals over longer periods of time are coordinated by
the Pastoral Care Team,
The Pastoral Care Team frequently works with the
Neighborhoods along with other people in the church if services are
needed over a long period of time. For example we drew on the entire
ire church, including the neighborhood, to provide sixteen hours a week of
respite care for four months to a mother of a baby born with esophageal
ulcers, Neighborhood coordinators also call the Pastoral Care Team to
let them know if someone in the Neighborhood needs help. Social
gatherings in the Neighborhood have been left to the discretion of the
neighborhood system works well for larger churches or those covering a wide geographic area.
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Last updated on Wednesday, May 4, 2011.
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