Shut Ins- NRfPT Singers

Not Ready for Prime Time Singers

Who says you have to be able to sing to share God’s love?  Your talent doesn’t have to be “ready for prime time”;  all you need is a willingness to listen.

Our community cares for each other throughout all stages of life.  When you reach the point where you’re not able to leave your home or when you need to live at a nursing home, or if you’re in the hospital, the Not Ready for Prime Time Singers is ready to extend the hand of fellowship to you.   Not Ready for Prime Time 2015-11-21 _400x300

The group gathers together twice a month (on the first and third Saturdays).  The evening begins with a covered dish dinner at one of the member’s homes.  After dinner, the group is broken up into 2-3 teams who go and visit 2 locations.  Dinner generally begins at 5:15 PM and we depart for the visitations at 6:30PM.

During the visit, we listen, share, and try to sing as we spend some time with someone who rarely sees anyone outside of their home or institution.  We sing, pray, and just listen.  This time is a blessing to the person being visited, but it is often even more of a blessing to those of us who are the visitors!

After the visitations, each group returns to the host home to share news of the visits and to enjoy some delicious desserts!  This is a grass roots ministry which grew out of a Christmas caroling visit many years ago.

 

 Frequently Asked Questions (Excuses???)

  • I’M NOT A MEMBER OF THE CHOIR
    Singing ability isn’t necessary!  If you enjoy singing and visiting with people,  you will find your presence is a blessing to our shut-in friends.
  • I CAN’T JOIN AND COMMIT TO GOING ALL THE TIME.
    Whether you can come every time we meet, once a month, once a calendar quarter, once a year, or once in a blue moon… PLEASE COME!  You will always be welcome.
  • I’M ON A DIET.  I DON’T WANT TO GO OUT FOR DINNER.
    You can skip the dinner and come for the visitation only if you want!  While we would enjoy your company before and after the visits, the main focus is the visits with our shut-ins.
  • I CAN’T HOST A DINNER.  I DON’T WANT TO BE A FREELOADER.
    Hosting isn’t necessary or even expected.  The purpose is visitation.
  • I’VE GOT KIDS.  I CAN’T FIND A SITTER FOR THEM.
    Children of all ages are more than welcome!  The shut-ins are very happy to have young people visit with them.  Many are separated from their families and look forward to seeing our children.
  • I GET CAR SICK AND CAN’T DRIVE ALL OVER THE PLACE.
    Each group only makes two visits, and they’re local.  Currently we visit with friends at Cardinal Village, Manor Care, Pitman Manor, and Park Place as well as several people in their homes.
  • I DON’T THINK IT WILL DO ANY GOOD.
    We’ve found that in nursing homes, our visits are really important to all of the residents, and not just to the members of our church who are in the nursing home.  Those who attend tell other residents about our visits and invite them to attend.  In most of our nursing home visits, what started out as a personal visit has evolved into a group visit.