“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together…but let us encourage one another…”
Welcoming, engaging and supporting both new visitors and longtime members is a nurturing ministry. These teams are integral threads in the fabric of life at Avon Congregational Church. Modeled on God’s ways of love and compassion, they provide for the care, support, faith formation (education) and fellowship among the congregation and the greater community. Young and old alike are nurtured to lead lives centered in compassionate caring, fellowship, spiritual growth, participation and service to others.
Like preparing a banquet, build it and they will come, yes, but feed them and they will return again and again! The act of planning a meal, setting the table and serving the basics that sustain us is church in itself.
How might your ‘spiritual cup’ be filled through engaging in these ministries? Where do you see your gifts dovetailing with these sacred ways to nurture and be nurtured?
Nurturing Ministry Teams:
Avon Nursery School
Children & Youth Faith Formation
Adult Faith Formation
Caring & Visitation
Called to Care
Morsels of Care
Meals & Wheels
Freezer to Friends