Circle of Care
The Circle of Care ministry provides assistance in a number of ways. Through meals, transportation to appointments and church, cards and letters, home visits, phone calls, prayers, and other types of support, we lift up and sustain members and friends of our church.
“Many hands make light work” explains how this happens. Dozens of people are involved in this ministry which is organized by the Circle of Care coordinator. No one is expected to help every time, but by working together we are able meet all the needs that arise.
The types of care we provide are:
Meal train - make and deliver a meal to help when someone is recovering from surgery, illness, etc.
Transportation - provide rides to church, doctor’s appointments, etc.
Cards - provide letters of encouragement
If you would like more information, or to sign up to be notified when help is needed, please contact Rev. Kevin, Rev. Susan, or any deacon.
Circle of Prayer
We believe that by praying for others we deepen our love for them and our connection with God. Throughout the week the Circle of Prayer ministry holds in prayer those raised up in worship on Sunday, as well as any concerns made known to them. They also meet once a month in the sanctuary after worship to pray together.
Salvation Army Dinner Team
2022 Dinner Dates:
Coordinators: Barbara and Jack Morrish and Deb Christie
The Burlington Salvation Army’s Friendly Kitchen offers dinner six days a week, and our church is one of many that regularly prepares and serves a meal. Four or five times a year, a team of cooks from the Charlotte Congregational Church prepares and serves macaroni and cheese (with and without hot dogs), salad, and dessert.
While many on our team have been involved for years, we are always delighted to have individuals or families join in. We can provide an easy recipe with all the instructions, so whether you want to help once or every time, we’d be happy to have you join us!
The volunteer opportunities include:
Prepare macaroni & cheese with sliced hot dogs
Supply cole slaw
Prepare a dessert
Backup cook – if you would be willing to let us call on you should we have a last-minute need once or twice a year, please let us know!
Detailed instructions, including amounts needed, dropoff times/locations, and suggested macaroni & cheese recipe can be found in our information sheet.
Contact any of the coordinators for more information or to volunteer.
Through a partnership with the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI), in 2015 our church began relationships with some new American families. We continue a deep involvement with one family that arrived in Vermont in 2016. Through the years, they have become increasingly self-sufficient, a testimony to the support and assistance they have received from so many. We have a core team of dedicated individuals who provide much of the in-person contact with the family; however, there are often opportunities for others to help. If you are interested in learning more about this ministry, please contact Jim Hyde or any member of the Missions Team.
Other Volunteer Opportunities
Our Missions Team has compiled a list of other volunteer opportunities. This list has everything from short one-time events to ongoing, longer time needs, so there is something for everyone. Find the list here.