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The news from Campion Seventh-day Adventist Church is that compassion is still in style, says Michael Goetz, senior pastor.
Over the last year, an ad-hoc group of individuals has been meeting and praying about how Campion can be more intentional about serving our community with compassion. Thoughts and ideas were brought to the church board and it was recently voted to establish a Compassion Ministry Team that would work to guide the church and individual members on continually advancing compassionate service.
The small group that has volunteered to begin this ministry has come to several conclusions, including the creation of Compassion Team to absorb the current areas of Community Service, and merge them together.
Along with the two areas of preparing food baskets and feeding the homeless, as per current areas of focus for Community Service, the initial focus areas will be establishing both ministry groups or sunshine bands to reach out to shut-ins, and our work with Angel House, housing homeless families in the church periodically through the year.
While the ministry team members are yet to be officially voted by the church, they have recommended Arlen Mekelburg as team leader.
"Jesus as our example cared about other people to the maximum from young children, to ill and sick people, to those burdened from sin, to his own mother, and even the self righteous rulers of His day. We can continue His example today, where people want to see sharing and caring with skin on," Mekelburg commented on the importance for a church to be engaged in such a ministry.
-- Micheal Goetz