Congregational Care Network Team
Our ministers make regular visits to our members who are hospitalized, living in long-term care facilities, or receiving hospice or palliative care. Deacons deliver home communion to those who are not able to physically come to church.
As people of faith, we know that we cannot avoid illness, suffering, or death; that even Jesus, God’s own son, had these human experiences and is with us when we inevitably do. Our hope as the body of Christ is that we might make these difficult times a little more bearable for one another, embodying the love and care of God and of our church.
For urgent requests, please call the church at (317) 253-6461.
Second has partnered with IU Health to be part of the Congregational Care Network (CCN). We have a trained CCN team that, alongside other local Christian, Jewish, and Muslim congregations, seeks to address loneliness and social isolation in our community.
Prospective CCN volunteers receive training in listening skills, understanding HIPAA laws and community resources, and more. After receiving training, CCN volunteers, called “connectors,” are matched with IU Health patients, called “companions,” who have self-identified as lonely and desiring of additional support after being discharged from the hospital. Through regular conversations with their Companions, Connectors provide a compassionate, listening ear and help patients ease back into their normal, at-home routines, identify sources of support in their existing circles, and connect to new sources of support and community.
Read more about CCN here, or watch the video testimonial below featuring Second member Deborah Tobias.
To learn more about serving as a Connector, please contact Lead Connector Brittany Babbitt.