Churches reach out to homebound
Saturday, February 5, 2011
For many in the faith community, it doesn’t take a storm to reach out to those who are homebound.
But when drastic weather occurs, these caring people think of others as well as themselves.
Within most congregations, there isn’t a formal committee poised to care for immediate needs of those at home.
Yet individuals respond because it is part of their personality and an extension of their beliefs, said the Rev. David Avery, pastor of Community Christian Church.
“It’s part of who they are,” Avery said. “There’s a layer of God inside their soul; they just can’t do anything different.
“I hope more people wake up to that.”
For those who can’t get around, whether due to snow or health, that someone stopped to think about them means a lot, Avery said.
“Keeping up with the people is letting them know they’re not forgotten,” agreed Sandi Robinson, president of the class leader council at Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church. “They love it.”