The Longest Night Service
Date & Time: Friday, December 21, 2018 7:00 pm
Location: Canton First UMC Chapel

The holidays can be difficult when we are grieving, for grief comes in many forms. For most, a loved one who is no longer here creates a continuing sense of loss.  For those who have lost a child through miscarriage or in an untimely way, it is a sad hole never filled. The loss of a job, the young adult child who moves away, a move into a new community or situation, abilities lost through disease or aging all create a melancholy that life will never be the same.

If you carry lingering grief in your heart, please join us for the Longest Night Service. You will have an opportunity to name your grief and give thanks to God who consoles our sorrows.

Congregational Care Services

The CARE Committee covers all areas of congregational care including:

  • Prayer ministry - requests for confidential and bulletin listing – Rev. Sandra Henry
  • Homebound visitation and regular schedule of communion to shut-ins – Rev. Coy Hinton
  • Hospital, home, and assisted living visits – Rev. Sandra Henry & Rev. Coy Hinton
  • Care Mail card ministry for homebound - Sue Kinnan
  • GriefShare groups, Surviving the Holidays, and Loss of a Spouse seminars – Rev. Larry Dettner
  • Grief booklets for families who have lost a loved one—Shari Anderson
  • Flower ministry to Canton Nursing Center—Joan McFather & flower team
  • Bereavement food – Jo Ann Roberts and Judy Prettyman
  • Women’s support group for caregivers—Sylvia Oldt & Rev. Sandra Henry
  • Men’s support group for caregivers—Clancy Weeks & Rev. Coy Hinton
  • Periodic “Caring for You” seminars for topics like spiritual wellbeing and mental health, grief or bereavement, caregiving for parents—Care Team
  • Stephen Ministry – Linda Hasty, Kimberly Pickering, Rev. Mike Roper, with Rev. Sandra Henry as staff liaison
  • Hands for God—Elaine Stegall
  • Prayer Quilt Ministry—Sherry McGhee
  • Transportation for Sunday service from The Lodge at BridgeMill and The Arbor at BridgeMill – Rev. Coy Hinton
  • Easter Baskets – Janice Wolford

Each area of the Care Ministry welcomes volunteers. If you would like to be a part of any of the above or if you want more information, please contact Rev. Sandra at or Rev. Coy at . Our shared office phone is (770)721.5218, and you may leave a message at any time.

© 2019 Canton First UMC   |   930 Lower Scott Mill Rd, Canton, GA US 30115