Pastoral Care Video
Listen to The Very Rev. Tracey Lind's presentation on "The Sprituality of Living with Dementia", given on Nov. 14, 2018, at Christ Church here (link).
Pastoral Care Mission
At Christ Church, each of us is a member of a caring community. We offer a variety of ministries to provide help, comfort, care, and support for one another. One of the deepest longings of a human being is to feel needed and essential. Through compassionate listening, empathy, and confidentiality, all of us, lay and ordained, share in the ministry of representing Christ and His Church, bearing witness to God wherever we may be; and, according to the gifts given to us, carrying on Christ’s work of reconciliation in the world. Our mission is to create a community in which the joys and sorrows of life are honored and consecrated, so that no one walks alone at Christ Church.
Care and Support - Pastoral Care Committees
Click on any committee to learn more and get contact info.
"Because we who are many are one body in Christ, we share one bread, one cup."
Telecare is a layperson phone ministry which provides meaningful contact with parishioners who have recently celebrated a birth, suffered a loss, been in the hospital, had a loved one who has recently been in the hospital or those who are homebound.
Parishioners are visited in healthcare facilities by fellow parishioners who bring compassion and concern.
The Stephen Ministry program provides one-on-one spiritual companionship by a trained parishioner for those experiencing a crises, loss, or life transition.
The Caregiver Support Group provides companionship, advice, and support for those involved with caring for a loved one.
Parishioners seek to connect with our many parishioners aged 65 and up to insure that each person knows he or she is a vital member of our parish family.
This group meets periodically to share experiences as well as help each other manage loss.
The Flower Guild delivers flowers to sick members of the congregation or to those with special needs.
Friendly Visitors are lay people who are assigned to visit members of our church who are homebound, unable to come to church, or may need a friend during a potentially difficult time of their lives.
Members of the ECW prepare and deliver casseroles to parishioners who are ill or experiencing stressful situations. They also mail a book to new babies.
The Healing Ministry is a group of trained lay volunteers who assist the clergy with healing prayers at the Celtic Service the first Sunday of each month and any other special services or events at the request of the clergy.
The Funeral Guild provides a light reception in the Parish Hall or court yard following funerals held at Christ Church. The food for the reception is prepared by the Kitchen Guild.
The Prayer Shawl Guild is a group of women who meet monthly for fellowship and knitting and crocheting shawls. These shawls represent the love of God and Christ Church and are delivered by the clergy to those in need of comfort.
The Support Our Soldiers ministry sends packages to deployed men and women in our Armed Forces.