Almaden Hills United Methodist Church.

Our Purpose

Sharing God's Love; Following the Way

Worship Services

Sunday mornings:
Traditional service
at 10:00

Martha Ministry

What is "Martha Ministry"?

Picture of women helping others.The name comes from the story in the New Testament about Jesus' visit to the home of Mary and Martha (Luke 10:40a; John 11:20, 28, 39; 12:2a). Martha was busy doing and meeting the needs of her family. Thus, the “Martha Ministry” is a ministry of “doing” for families or individuals in our congregation who are in need of short-term help.

Martha Ministry functions under the auspices of the Membership Commission of Almaden Hills United Methodist Church to fulfill the needs of our members.

Members may need assistance in a variety of ways, and the coordinator will work to match volunteers, according to their wishes, to members, according to their needs.

How Does the Martha Ministry Work?

Martha Ministry is a way our church community can help its members in times of need by providing services, i.e. “lending a hand.” There are times in all our lives when short-term help can make life a little easier -- the birth of a child, recovery from surgery, relief for caregivers, or perhaps a death in the family.

Martha Ministry is an organized way of providing this kind of assistance. With a list of volunteers and the kinds of help they can offer, the coordinator can work to bring together those willing to give to those in need.

There are several ways to activate service:

  • The individual needing help may call.
  • A family member may call.
  • A friend may call.
  • A church staff member may call.

 

If you need help call the church’s office (269-2345), or send an email request to the church office.

What Kind of Help is Offered?

The services offered by Martha Ministry include:

  • Meals
  • Transportation
  • Laundry
  • Errands (grocery shopping, picking up medicines, etc.)
  • Childcare
  • Yard work
  • Caregiver time out

 

Once we know what kind of service is needed, we will coordinate with the appropriate volunteers. All services provided by Martha Ministry are confidential.