Cast all your anxiety on Him, for He cares for you.

The Caring Connection Ministry functions as one extension of Pastoral Care. Our members work in partnership with the Minister of Pastoral Care providing comfort to those who are ill or have experienced the death of a loved one. Bereaved family aftercare is the primary activity of Caring Connection Ministry.

1Peter 5:7

VISION

To be faithful and committed to helping others who need spiritual and moral support in time of need, so as to be pleasing to God.

MISSION

Being faithful to our community as Christians, and to help those who need support in times of various stages of grief and bereavement.

FROM THE HEART

The Caring Connection ministry cares and connects with our church members, the community and each other from the heart through supporting the following :

  • 1. SUPPORT FOR THE BEREAVED AND SICK:
  • Members of the Caring Connection ministry send cards to those who are going through bereavement and follow-up with cards of support for a period of time. Members also send cards to those who appear on the sick list to encourage them with notes of prayer and to let them know that they are not forgotten.

  • 2. PRE-PAST SUPPORT:
  • Our members volunteer to assist with the pre-pasts held at the church by serving continental breakfast before funeral services. The pre-past services is one of the key functions of the Caring Connection. It provides an opportunity for members to serve, support and minister to those who have lost a loved one.

  • 3. PADS:
  • The Caring Connection ministry prepares and serves at least two separate meals during the Public Action To Deliver Shelter (PADS) season for our in house guests.

  • 4. NURSING HOMES:
  • The Caring Connection visits nursing homes during the year, where we fellowship with residents. During the holidays, we choose a nursing home to deliver gift bags, and sing Christmas carols.

  • 5. GREATER CHICAGO AREA FOOD PANTRY:
  • Members of the Caring Connection supports the Greater Chicago Area Food Pantry by volunteering each month to work with the local south suburban pantry to prepare food baskets for community members. Cards inviting community members to worship with us at New Faith International Baptist Church are also distributed.

  • 6. WOMENS SHELTERS:
  • Each year, members of the Caring Connection donate and present toiletries and other needed personal items to a women’s shelters doing the holiday season

  • 7. CARING FOR EACH OTHER:
  • Members of the Caring Connection recognize the importance fellowshipping together and ministering to each other. In addition to our regular meetings, we generally come together twice per year to informally socialize, get to know each other, and talk about our work on an informal level.

If you have a heart for anyone who is in need and you want to connect with a group that enjoys fellowshipping, as well as reaching out to others, then Caring Connection is the ministry for you!

Email nfcaringconnection@yahoo.com if you would like to sit in on one of meetings to meet our volunteers, and learn more about the Caring Connection.

Caring Connection ministry meets at NFBCI every second Sunday of the month immediately following the 11:00 service (beginning approximately between 1:15-1:30 pm).

WITH A CARING SPIRIT

Delores Woods

Caring Connection Ministry Chairperson

Levonia Sneed

Caring Connection Ministry Co-Chairperson

Rev. Gregory Powell

Minister of Pastoral Care

nfcaringconnection@yahoo.com