Congregational Care

“Do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.”
—Phillipians 2:4

God doesn’t promise that our earthly lives will be free of stress or trouble. When you are going through a tough time, transition, or if you feel overwhelmed with the demands of life, we are here to take care of you!  If you or another church member needs some extra support, feel free to reach out to the contact person directly below, contact Buddy Gaither at 828-890-9069 or, or call the church office at 828-684-7283.

Keep In Touch

A ministry connecting active church members with members who are no longer physically able to attend worship services or other church activities. SUMC cares about you too!

Contact: Carol Van Dyke & Buddy Gaither
p: 828-890-9069

Loving Care

The Loving Care team provides meals to those who experience an illness, death, or other stressful life event.

Contact: Eulone Sawicki
p: 828.279.1391

Prayer Shawl Ministry

This group knits shawls to be given to members and friends of members who experience births, deaths, marriages, very serious illness, surgery or other difficult situations. The members of this ministry dedicate each shawl with a prayer.

Contact: Pat Faas
p: 828.684.1616

Greeting Card Ministry

A ministry that sends out get-well, sympathy, and
thinking-of-you cards.  Each month a different team
member is assigned to send the cards.

Contact: Karon Smith
p: 828-702-0139

College Student Care Ministry

This ministry packs boxes of goodies for college students to
send before stressful final exams

Contact: Melissa Hill
p: 828-230-5950

New Member Ministry

This team prepares “visitor goodie bags.” This team also assists with new member classes that are held 3 – 4 times per year.

Alice Houston

Military Ministry

This ministry sends messages of support to military members of our congregation’s families.

Contact: Col. Ron Brass
p: 828-684-3049

SUMC Cares for You!