Update on Southridge Healthcare Center Ministry

Karen Rehling interacts with a Southridge resident during a Saturday Bingo game.Our attempts at putting together a Bible study for the residents at Southridge Healthcare Center, whether on our own, or in partnership with another church, have experienced some recent setbacks.

At this time we have decided to put the idea of a weekly Bible study with the residents on hold, at least temporarily.  We are still going ahead with our weekly Saturday morning Bingo event.

Those of us who have volunteered to assist in this special time with the residents have found it extremely rewarding, even if it's only for an hour or so each week.  The residents really enjoy it, and look forward to it each week.

If you are interested in volunteering for a Saturday (or two), please contact Jeff Herreid at 275-9144, or e-mail to coltsfan50@yahoo.com. There will also be sign up sheets each week at the sign-up table.

We will also be involved with other opportunities throughout the year to serve not only the residents, but also the staff who provide the care at Southridge.

On a sidenote, however, there WILL NOT be a Bingo event this coming Saturday, April 21, due to a special music program being presented for the residents.

-- Jeff Herreid