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Pastoral Care

Pastoral care (prayer, listening, and support) is offered to the congregation and community by:

  • the Pastor
  • the Deacons
  • Stephen Ministers
  • Small Groups

Our Pastor is available to meet with those who need or desire pastoral care. Pastoral care by the Pastor can be offered at the hospital, at home, or at the church office.

The Deacons provide pastoral care by making weekly visits to those who are less able to get to worship, or out during the week. Deacons are matched with Deaconees (those at home) and they visit and provide Christian fellowship on a weekly basis. Deacons accompany the Pastor in providing home communion to those members and friends who are unable to attend worship and who make their desire to receive home communion known.

Stephen Ministers are individuals who have received more than 50 hours of training and who provide pastoral care through one-to-one Christian care to people in the congregation and community who are experiencing grief, loneliness, divorce, hospitalization, disability, job loss, or other life difficulties. Our Stephen Ministers have been trained to listen, care, encourage, provide emotional and spiritual support, pray and walk alongside people who are hurting, facing a crisis or going through tough times.

All members and friends of the congregation are encouraged to participate in a Small Group. Pastoral care (prayer, listening, support) is offered to group members through the ongoing care and support of the other group members.