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Lay Ministry

Offering care to one another in a timely and effective manner is among our most important ministries. When we suffer a major life event, we acknowledge it. When people suffer from chronic life circumstances, we reach out and offer them our friendship and nurture. It is not possible for the ordained minister to provide all such care to the congregation.

The lay ministers work closely with our ordained minister, Marta Flanagan. They visit people in their homes, hospitals and nursing homes. They send cards and make phone calls. They express the care of this community. They maintain a Wider Network of Care of over a hundred members of this congregation who make casseroles and care packages, provide transportation and more. Please feel free to use the email address listed below to contact the lay ministry group at any time.

Lay Ministers apply and are selected by the Shared Ministry Committee. They receive training and support throughout their term of service. Our current Lay Ministers are Loren Gomez, Natalie Tyler, Anne Quaadgras, Arleen Kulin, David Desjardins, James Jolley, Kit Hayes, Sarah Trilling, and Tom Estabrook.

Contact the Lay Ministers at layministry @ firstparish.info

 

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