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The Congregational Care Ministry (CCM) is a committee within the church that represents the many support services available to our congregation. Our goal is to provide assistance to our church family in as many ways possible, wherever and whenever the need arises. This is a brief overview of our existing programs designed to let you know who to contact when you need help.
 
VISITATION:
In addition to visits made by the pastor, the following ministries are in place. Please note that all possible effort is made to ensure that these needs are met for our whole church family, but we NEED YOUR HELP—PLEASE let us know about surgeries and hospitalizations.
 
PRE-SURGICAL
Buddy & Linda Wheat (410-857-5564)
Buddy and/or Linda will visit and pray with patients and their families either the evening before, or day of a surgical procedure (both in- and out- patient). They are available to sit with family members to offer spiritual support during the procedure if desired.
HOSPITAL
Tom & Marge Rosso (410-549-4981)
Tom and Marge visit church members who are hospitalized for more than an overnight stay.
SHUT-INS
Janet Mathias (410-861-6899) Catherine Spencer (410-635-6405)
Janet and Catherine make visits to church members who are unable to attend church regularly due to age and/or health limitations.
EUCHARISTIC
Pastor Bob Wellman (410-861-5788) pastor@SandyMountUMC.comcastbiz.net Bill Boyer (410-857-9003) w.m.boyer@comcast.net
Delivers Communion to church members who are unable to attend services due to health and/or physical limitations.
 
 
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DIRECTORY UPDATES
Kara Urban (410-861-8348) kdurban@comcast.net
Ensures that the church directory is kept up to date with contact information and photos for church members and friends. If you have any changes please forward them to Kara.
YOUTH MINISTRY LEADERS Becky Tesch (443-293-7101)
beckytesch@comcast.net Audrey Boyle (410-857-9189)
satcan5@gmail.com
REPRESENTATIVE TO ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL Kara Urban (410-861-8348) kdurban@comcast.net
CCM CHAIRS Bill Boyer (410-857-9003)Linda Wheat (410-857-5564)
PLEASE NOTE:
If you know of a member of the Sandy Mount Church family who is experiencing a health crisis (surgery, hospitalization, etc.) or dealing with a death, PLEASE contact either Bill Boyer or Linda Wheat so that they can ensure that the information is shared with all the appropriate people. We don’t want anyone to learn after the fact about such important events.
If you are a member of Sandy Mount UMC, or part of our church family, the following services are available to you. You just need to contact the appropriate individual(s) for support.
CARE CARS
A transportation service for our church family. Rides are available for church and church activities, medical appointments, and for other reasons of necessity.
Contact Scarlett Fisher (410-861-8806) jimandscarlett@verizon.net
M’N’M’S (Members in Need of Ministry)
Provides care “baskets” several times a year to mem-bers who are no longer able to attend church regu-larly due to age or health. Christmas and Easter baskets are done annually, and usually something towards the end of summer.
Contact Peachy Caple (410-848-3365)
MEALS ON US
The preparation and delivery of meals is coordinated for members of the congregation who are undergoing emotional or physical hardship— illness, recovery from surgery, death in the family, etc. (If you would like to be on the list of those willing to prepare meals, please provide Sally with your email address and you will be notified when needs arise.) NOTE: this service MUST be requested on your own or another’s behalf as it is impossible to know the needs of all church members.
Contact Sally Wilson (410-871-1935) ld4saw@hotmail.com
BEREAVEMENT LUNCHEONS
Funeral luncheons are prepared and set-up for church members and their immediate families. Luncheons typically feature: a lunch meat deli platter, rolls, chips, olives, pickles, cheeses, home-made salads, and fresh fruit. A variety of homemade desserts are also provided. There is NO charge for this service, however, donations are graciously accepted to cover the expense incurred.
Contact Janet Mathias (410-861-6899)
CARD MINISTRY TO SHUT-INS
Responsible for the mailing of birthday cards to M’N’M’s, and to any other church member celebrating a milestone birthday.
Contact Anita Myers (410-848-2413)
MEN’S PRAYER BREAKFAST
Monthly Prayer Breakfasts are held, featuring a speaker, and providing an opportunity for the men of the church to fellowship together. Guests are always welcome.
Contact Bill Yanke (410-848-7614) jayanke@hotmail.com or 
George Pittinger (410-857-2853) gpittinger@yahoo.com
PRAYER CHAIN
When prayers are needed for church members, their families, friends, co-workers, or even acquaintances, please contact Shirley to have the request added to the email Prayer Chain. Joys & Concerns from Sun-day church services are also published on the Prayer Chain. Prayer requests are sent out to all who have requested to be on the “chain” – if you’d like to be added, let Shirley know. Detailed information is NOT required —you can simply request prayers for “a friend” if you wish to protect confidentiality.
Contact Shirley Amass sandymountprayers@hotmail.com
ECONOMIC DISTRESS FUND
Provides monetary assistance to those in economic distress where only money will assist or resolve an immediate crisis. Contact Sandy for information regarding eligibility.
Contact Sandy Horton (410-848-1928)
sandyhorton@verizon.net
PRAISE & PRAYER GREETER
Greets members as they arrive for the Contemporary Worship Service. Extends a warm welcome to any visitors/new faces , making sure to introduce them to opportunities available at SMUMC.
Contact TBD
GRADUATE CONNECTION
An attempt to stay “connected” with our youth who have graduated from high school and are now living away from home as they pursue higher education. We want our students to know that they are still a valuable part of the Sandy Mount church family, and that we are thinking about, and praying for them. Please get in touch with Kara if you have a student attending college, or you’d be willing to serve as a letter writer.
Contact Kara Urban (410-861-8348) kdurban@comcast.net
FELLOWSHIP COMMITTEE
Schedules events offering fellowship opportunities at least once a month – ie. pot-luck dinners, movie nights, etc.
Contact Audrey Boyle (410-857-9189) satcan5@gmail.com,
Scarlett Fisher (410-861-8806) jimandscarlett@verizon.net,
Kara Urban (410-861-8348) kdurban@comcast.net, or
Becky Tesch (443-293-7101)
beckytesch@comcast.net
IN-BETWEEN CAFE
Light refreshments are served between church services on Sunday mornings. Church members are encouraged to take turns signing up to provide snacks for this important fellowship time. See Kara or Sally for more details or to sign up.
Contact Kara Urban (410-861-8348) kdurban@comcast.net Sally Wilson (410-871-1935) ld4saw@hotmail.com
 
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
A caring and loving outreach to members and friends who are in need of prayer, comfort, or celebration. Shawls are handmade by members of our church, many of whom meet bi-monthly to knit/crochet as a group— all are welcome to join these stitch sessions. Shawl donations are always welcome too. For infor-mation about meeting times or to request a shawl for someone, please contact Sherri.
Contact Sherri Wahlgren (410-861-8443)