Pastoral Care Ministries Serving the J.O.Y. Community

Eucharistic Visitors

Parishioners take communion to the homebound or hospitalized, “because we who are many are one body in Christ. We share on bread, one cup.”

Flower Guild

Each week, flowers are delivered to parishioners in need or in honor of special occasions.

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.

Funeral Guild

Episcopal Church Women (ECW) provides light food for receptions in the Commons or Courtyard following funeral services held at Christ Church.

Grief Support

The church holds classes to help parishioners following loss as a reminder that we are never alone in grief.

Hospital Visitors

Fellow parishioners visit healthcare facilities to bring compassion and concern.

Prayer List

To learn about Christ Church’s different prayer lists, please read this letter from The Rev. Jennifer C. Brown.

  • Sunday list: For parishioners and their relatives who wish to have their names read in Sunday services.
  • Daily list: To be added to the daily prayer list for clergy and Daughters of the King.

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.

Telecare

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:

https://www.vts.edu/lifelong-learning/christian-formation-and-discipleship/resources-and-curriculum 

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):

www.ccral.org/ministries/parish-life