November 24, 2017

Membership Care Commission

Membership Care Commission
Peggy Mohl

June 2014

The Membership Care Commission (MCC) is entrusted with serving the individual, emotional and social needs of our church’s members.

This commission sponsors a variety of annual intergenerational events to foster social connections among Parkway members. Examples include the church picnic, Be Mine Party, hayrides, skating parties, Progressive Dinners, and Friendship Dinners. A variety of options are promoted in the hopes that everyone can find something that appeals to their personal interests. The MCC also coordinates the picture-taking for the church directory as needed.
The MCC sponsors the annual Christmas Caroling and Spring Sing to bring some sunshine and smiles to members living in nursing or rehabilitation centers. When a church member is sick or grieving or adjusting to a new baby, this commission organizes meals to be brought to lighten the load during difficult or adjustment periods. Many church members beyond the commission help with these events. Visiting Care Teams maintain connections with those who are not able to get to church regularly. Collegians are sent Halloween treats in the fall and Girl Scout cookies in the spring.

The Fifth Sunday activities are also planned by the MCC. On fifth Sundays, a “One Family” worship service is held at 10:00 AM, usually followed by a light lunch and church-wide fellowship time. This is a great time for people who regularly attend either the traditional or informal worship service to enjoy time together.
The MCC oversees the scheduling of the Fellowship Time pastries and fruits that are available after both services each Sunday. The fellowship time immediately after each service provides an informal way to greet visitors and reconnect with friends.

The popular annual apple-butter making is also a MCC-sponsored event. The delicious apple butter is given to new members to welcome them. The apple butter is also sold as a fundraiser. This past year, the proceeds from the apple butter were used to purchase new wooden high chairs for babies and toddlers.

The Membership Care Commission is an important part of our church’s mission to let every member know that their church is there for them in good times and bad. The commission works closely with Pastor Kevin who keeps us informed of individual or family needs for special care. Any Parkway member or visitor who would like to participate in MCC activities is most welcome to join us! Just contact any member of the commission.