Visitation and Homebound Ministry
Our visitation and homebound ministry maintain or create a connection with older persons who become unable to fully engage in the life of the church through visits, phone calls, and contact from pastors, staff, or volunteers. We can also arrange for communion to be brought to a visit. Contact us at 602.840.8360 or email our Caring Ministries Coordinator about this important ministry if you would like to help or are homebound.
Since 1981, Duet has worked in tandem with the greater Phoenix community to provide crucial services to older adults. From referrals and volunteers, to donations and in-kind support, they help improve the lives of many who are facing challenges associated with aging. Paradise Valley United Methodist partners with Duet to provide services to older adults, and their caregivers, every year.
Volunteers provide calling, respite care, shopping, transportation, and minor home repairs. Visit the Duet website or call their office at 602-274-5022 to participate in training for this vital ministry or visit.
When flowers are available after Sunday worship, volunteers deliver them to persons who are hospitalized or homebound. Easter and Christmas holiday plants that have decorated the sanctuary are delivered by a team of volunteers. If you are interested in providing flowers or would like to volunteer to deliver them, contact Caring Ministries.
Best Friends in Faith (BFFs)
Best Friends in Faith (BFFs) is a ministry program that cares for homebound members and friends. They have given many years of dedication to the church, and it’s essential this group remain incorporated into the body of Christ. Volunteer team members receive training and visit homebound members on a regular basis. They bring friendship and caring conversation, often discussing current church activities [highlighted in church publications]. BFFs are trained to assess current spiritual and emotional needs, and they provide communion and engage in prayer. The BFFs meet regularly for continuing education, updates and problem-solving. If you are homebound and would like a BFF, or if would like to volunteer to be a BFF to someone in need, please contact the Caring Ministries Coordinator for more information.