Pastoral Care Annual Report for 2022
During 2022 the committee was represented by the following members: Adrienne Rudge (Clerk), Dona Sorce, Lorraine Claggett, Marsie Hawkinson, Katherine Johnson, Dee Rein, John Schreiner, and Bill Schauer.
In addition to ongoing efforts to reach out and maintain regular communication and support with individual members and attenders, the Pastoral Care Committee engaged in the following activities during 2022: coordination of clearness meetings for the purpose of membership for Kristina Herold and Terry-Thomas Primer, and marriage for Sarah Claggett and Tim Nowicke; assistance with the Memorial Services for: Steve Escher, Joyce Zeigler and Mark Beck; annual and regular updates to the directory of members and attenders including separating young adult members from their parents' listings;
Editing of the Pathways to Membership Brochure; provision of support for members experiencing emotional and or financial distress; hosting the annual Christmas potluck;
Hosting Blue Christmas worship service; encouraging members and attenders to provide "selfies" for the directory to facilitate better communication; revising name tags and creating new name tags for new attenders; purchase of Friends Journal subscriptions fornew members as well parents of children engaged with First Day School; and purchase and distribution of Advent Calendars for First Day School families.
Much of this work was accomplished under the loving care and direction of Adrienne Rudge.