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PASTORAL CARE

at Christ Church

Caring is the heartbeat of our church's life. Within the embrace of our community, we offer a range of ministries designed to extend Christ's love through support, empathy, and shared presence in times of joy, sorrow, illness, or loss.

At Christ Church, our clergy and parishioners collaborate to minister in Christ's name, both within and beyond our parish boundaries.

Ministries grouped together under the leadership of the Lay Pastoral Care Commission include:

 

InReach

Our dedicated parishioner teams are here to offer tangible support during significant life events such as births, illnesses, or bereavement. We provide meals as a gesture of care and solidarity to those in need.

Cards

Handcrafted cards from our Christ Church family serve as tangible expressions of support during challenging times, reminding recipients of the love and prayers within our community.

Baptism Preparation

Working closely with our clergy, a team of lay members assists individuals and families seeking baptism, guiding them through this sacred sacrament of initiation into our Church community.

"Keep in Touch" Ministry

We understand the importance of connection. Our group of parishioners reaches out via telephone, cards, and occasional visits to ensure those temporarily or long-term away from our worshiping community stay connected to our spiritual fellowship.

Lay Eucharistic Visits

Compassionate Eucharistic ministers are commissioned each Sunday to bring communion to parishioners unable to attend church physically, extending the sacrament's grace and spiritual connection.

Healing Prayer Station

Every Sunday during Eucharist, a dedicated parishioner is present at the Healing Prayer station, offering anointing with holy oil and prayers of comfort and healing for those seeking this sacred support.

Flower Ministry

Following the 10:30 Eucharist, the altar flowers symbolize our community's presence. They're delivered to those in hospitals or commemorating special occasions, serving as a tangible sign of our care and solidarity.

Bereavement Ministry

In times of loss, we stand alongside grieving families, offering comfort and support as we seek to be a comforting presence for one another in these challenging moments.

Prayer Ministry

Through shared prayer concerns via email, text, and telephone, our Lay Pastoral Care Commission strengthens our individual and collective faith, holding one another in prayer.

 

Prayer Box

Our Prayer Box in the Lobby invites parishioners to share their prayer requests. The Rector offers private prayers for these intentions among others.

For more information on these ministries - either to serve in one, or to seek support - can reach us by emailing us, or by calling the Church Office. 

At Christ Church, our Pastoral Care Ministry stands ready to embrace, support, and walk alongside you in every step of life.

Blessings,

Pastoral Care Ministry Team

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