The Congregational Care Committee develops and implements programs of fellowship, service, and commitment within the congregation. The committee oversees all of the following:
Groups of volunteers offer practical, emotional, and spiritual support to members in need. These needs may result from a developmental or physical disability, a prolonged physical or mental illness, limitations brought on by the aging process, an accident or episodic illness, or other life-challenging situations.
Fondren Social is comprised of "young" adults from their 20's to 40's—single or married, with and without children. They meet for dinner, bowling, and other fun activities. Some activities include children while others provide a time of respite from the kids. The group's purpose is to build community among the growing number of people in their 20's to 40's in the church, explore their common faith, serve alongside each other, and have fun together. If you'd like to be added to the Fondren Social email list, please contact Susan Murphy.
When a member of the church dies, the Fondren Cares Committee provides either a reception before or after the funeral service at the church, or lunch for the family and out-of-town guests (at the church or in a family member's home). Four five-member teams take turns hosting the reception or lunch; other members of the church may also provide food. These volunteers are always ready to provide comfort and help to grieving families.
Everyone who attends Fondren is a member of one of the five Fondren Connects groups. Fondren Connects attempts to meet the communication needs—telephone calls, notes, and visitation—and organized care needs such as food, transportation, or other ongoing support. Group leaders meet monthly to share information and develop resources for members who may have needs. They also sponsor Dinners for Eight, small groups of Fondren members who gather for food and fellowship.
Second Sunday Luncheon
On the second Sunday of the month, September through June, the congregation gathers for lunch immediately following the 11:00 AM service. No reservations are required, the cost is minimal, and the lunch is the best in town! There's no program—just a time of hospitality, good food, and fellowship. Visitors are invited to be our guests.
Wednesday Night Fellowship/Programs
Fondren's Wednesday night programming offers something for everyone. Members and friends gather at 6:00 PM for a delicious meal. Prayer time follows, and the program begins at 6:45. Programs range from Bible studies and vespers services to current topics of interest to the congregation. Childcare is provided.