ENCOURAGEMENT & SUPPORT
The primary duty of the Encouragement & Support Team is to ensure that individuals or families going through a difficult time/crisis situation are shown God’s care and love by the church family. Here are ways they do this:
We are blessed at Woodside to have a well-supported Benevolence Fund. People who perhaps do not have the time or gifting to provide direct care, but who understand that caring has a cost, have given generously to help others with tangible, livelihood or counselling needs. The Benevolence Fund is overseen by a team of individuals, who work alongside the Director of Care, to manage its distribution in accordance with the Benevolence Fund Policy. For further inquiries, or to make a Benevolence request, contact Cairine Domzella.
The Helping Hands Team ministers to the physical needs of the Woodside congregation and community. These may be of a financial or practical nature. Help is provided where possible with the resources that are available through church and community.
For families/individuals during a time of crisis/illness
This ministry provides support to families with new babies through arranging a few meals after the baby is born.
This ministry arranges rides to important meetings, such as doctors appointments and church meetings, for those who have no other means of transportation.