Pastoral Care

The Pastoral Care Team….

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…is here for you through your cycles of life.

 

The Pastoral Care Team acts as the extended family that gives supportive pastoral care to members of Faith Church.  “Come to me, all you that are wary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.”  Matthew 11:28

Faith Church has an active Stephen Ministry program which is a one-to-one lay caring ministry.  Stephen Ministry congregations equip and empower lay caregivers—called Stephen Ministers—to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting.  Click here to learn more about Stephen Ministry.

From time to time, we all need a little help…

VISITATION- Providing home, hospital and nursing facility supportive visits

CALLS –Offering phone calls of support

RESPITE –Offering short breaks for family members caring for an ill loved one

HOME COMMUNION- Bringing the Sacrament into the home

CARDS-Reaching out through caring notes

GRIEF SUPPORT- Providing informational booklets throughout the 1st  year of loss

MEMORIAL SERVICE RECEPTIONS –Offering refreshments after the service

MEALS Preparing and delivering meals, Take-Them-A-Meal.  (Why we do meals.)

BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC- Providing a source of blood pressure screening

SUPPORTIVE PRAYER- Sharing personal prayer for comfort

 

When to call a Priest….In times of great joy or need.

¨ Birth of a child
¨ Great emotional struggles or tragedy
¨ Serious illness/surgery
¨ Terminal illness
¨ Final phase of life (anointment of the dying), prayer to commit a loved one into God’s hands..
¨ At any time of tragedy.

Please do not hesitate to contact us.  Clergy may be called any time of the day or night when death or tragedy strikes.  An emergency contact number is available by calling the church office.