The Pastoral Care Ministry Mission Statement... is about... Grace
We help people listen, open, and serve by providing...
- Continuing compassionate presence
- Ongoing community connection
- Relationships of support
- An opportunity to experience the giving of pastoral care as a spiritual practice
So the giver and the receiver experience grace in the full spectrum of life There is a rhythm of grace in the giving and receiving of care. It is a gift to both the giver and the receiver; it replenishes the hearts of both. This rhythm of connection cultivates a generosity of spirit that makes our community abundant and loving. Many people step up every day to help one another. This ministry depends on the dedication and compassion of many seen and unseen individuals.
Members of the Pastoral Care Ministry assist the ministers in identifying and meeting the pastoral needs of the congregation. We also engage the congregation in opportunities for involvement in the joys and sorrows of the church family. The Caring Connection links members and friends of the congregation to provide care and assistance to one another on a one to one basis in times of transition and difficulty. We offer a variety of services to our congregants in times of need.
If you would like to become involved in the Pastoral Care Ministry, or if you are concerned about a church member or friend, please contact
Reverend Tina Simson, Minister of Pastoral Care and Spiritual Development | email | (585) 271-9070.
November 27 2012