For years, UCU has had a medical supply ministry, collecting and redistributing light-weight items that make the transition from in-patient care to life at home more manageable. Whether the need arises during recovery from surgery or more generally as one ages, UCU is happy to provide donated items such as shower chairs, walkers, wheel chairs, canes, and commodes to make life at home a bit more convenient.
Over the past year, we have seen a large uptick in donations of such items, perhaps in part because other donation centers were not able to operate. Recently, we’ve been reaching out to physical therapists and home health staff who work in the area to get the word out about our supplies. We also set up a table during last month’s Clutter Barn sale and shared on Front Porch Forum to make the community more aware of this option for both donation and assistance. If you or someone you know has a need or is looking to donate, call the church or send me an email.
The ministry has been well received with notes and words of great gratitude, and occasionally with a thank offering to the church. Though perhaps not our most visible activity, it is a regular drumbeat of loving service that resonates throughout the year.
This Sunday, we’ll celebrate another one of those ministries as we recognize the loving labor of our quilters and knitters. Worship will be on Zoom, but please join us in person for an afternoon open house to see one another and the quilts and knitted items. I hope to see many of you on Sunday!