PASTORAL CARE AND FELLOWSHIP
Meredith Koch is the Pastoral Care and Fellowship Coordinator. Her role is to see that all people associated with Adare Uniting Church are provided with nurture, care and rich fellowship.
To fulfill this role the church has established Pastoral Family Groups, and each person who associates with the church is placed in a group, The group members have the responsibility of mutual care and to assist new people to build good and healthy relationships – initially with the group members and eventually the wider church and community. The group members, led by a liaison person, gather for fellowship activities several times each year as a way of strengthening the bonds of friendship.
As the focus of the groups is relational, group members are encouraged to support each other at all times, and particularly through times of sickness or adversity. This includes prayers, visitation, and personal assistance.
As a general rule liaison people have been appointed to lead each group which have 15 -20 people making up a pastoral family. Their activities may be social, creative, spiritual, or sumptuous, but they are designed to help each person share and contribute in fellowship. Groups create their own names and plan their own activities. Liaison people receive direct support in their role from Meredith Koch.
The following is a list of groups by name, and indicates the current liaison person.
PASTORAL FAMILY GROUPS LIAISON PEOPLE
COASTAL NOMADS: Don and Judy Brinkworth
WATTLE HE DO? Bruce and Helen Lindqvist
AdCare: Neil and Helen Pratt
NOCKABOUTS: Brenda and Peter Manuel
FAIRWAYS: Jenny Fletcher
BETHANY: Beth Duke
BRITE SPARKS: Barry and Marg Irrgang
KINDRED SPIRITS: Max and Margie Vincent
THE WATER WALKERS: Colin and Barb Gepp and Trish Williams
NEWCOMERS: Margie Vincent, Bruce Lindqvist, Johanna McCallum
CARING TOGETHER: John Magor
BLOOMING FOR GOD: David and Helen Beck
KFC (Keen for Christ): To Be Advised
THE VILLAGERS: Marj Wills