Pastoral Care Ministries Serving the JOY Community

Friendly Visitors

Trained parishioners visit at least once per month and develop one-on-one relationships with those who are homebound or who express a desire for a new friendship.

Grief Support

Small groups are formed once a year (or more) to gather with a trained facilitator to process, learn, share and mend from the experience of bereavement.

Prayer List

To learn about Christ Church’s different prayer lists, please read this letter.

Sunday list: For parishioners and their relatives who wish to have their names read in Sunday services.

Prayer Shawls

Parishioners knit and crochet shawls which represent the love of God and the Church, and they are blessed by the clergy and delivered to those in need of comfort.

Stephen Ministry

Trained parishioners provide weekly one-on-one spiritual companionship for those experiencing a crisis, loss, or life transition.


Parishioners contact those experiencing joys and sorrows and pass along the love and support of Christ Church.

Other Resources:

Use the following link to access “Older Adult Resources” from Virginia Theological Seminary:

Use the following link to access information about Christ Church programs including Women’s Fellowship Events, Men’s Fellowship Events, Foyers, All Parish Weekend programs and Episcopal Church Women (ECW):

Parish Life