Pastoral Care

pastoral-visitPastoral Visits

The pastor is available to make visits to participants of this congregation, or anyone who God places in our midst.  Visits might take place in the home, at the hospital, in a rehabilitation center, in the Church Office, or at the coffee shop.  Pastoral visits provide a safe and non-judgmental space to seek God’s presence.

A pastoral visit might include: reading of scripture, singing of songs, receiving Holy Communion, a time for confession and absolution, anointing with oil and the laying on of hands, prayers for health and healing, short-term counseling (i.e. pre-marital or marriage counseling), or simply a conversation to enjoy the companionship of others.  To make an appointment for a Pastoral Visit, contact Pr. Jared Carson.

Pastoral Care Team

God’s people are called to ministry in daily life through their baptism.  Some members of our congregation answer this calling by participating on the Pastoral Care Team.  This group supplements Pastoral Visits with the sick, hospitalized, and those who are unable to leave their home.  The Pastoral Care Team meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month to review with the pastor the visitation needs of this congregation.  Contact Pr. Jared Carson to inquire about joining the Pastoral Care Team.

Parish Nursing

Our congregation is committed to caring for the health and wholeness of each person.  We have dedicated Parish Nurses who help participants in our congregation think about the stewardship of their physical, emotional, and mental well-being.  Each month the Parish Nurses share an article on a health related topic in our newsletter, “Prints of Peace.”  Parish Nurses are available for personal consultation on medical issues or to answer questions.  Contact Debbie Pendleton, Carol Winkles or the Church Office to reach a Parish Nurse.