"Bear one anothers burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ" - Galations 6:2
Healthy congregations support one another, bear each others burdens, and learn how to face life’s inevitable difficulties together. Following Christ means caring for those in need, and equipping others to find and to follow their calling to be friends, ministers, and care-givers in Christ’s Name. The vision and mission of Pastoral and Congregational Care at St. Paul's is to celebrate life's joys and bear each others sorrows in fulfillment of God's command to love one another as God loves us. To this end, we offer a network of caring ministries. Our clergy, of course, are available for spiritual and pastoral care, too.
Eucharistic Visitors take communion to parishioners unable to attend church services.
Flower Delivery members deliver altar flowers to parishioners who are in the hospital, have had a death in the family, or who are unable to attend church services.
The Health & Wellness Group provides healing touch, blood pressure and glucose checks, flu shots and maintains an inventory of medical equipment. They also make home visits to assist with the transition from hospital to home.
Prayer Ministries pray regularly for the needs of parishioners and the world. All worship services include intercessory prayer.
The Quiet Committee aids those who have had a death in the family with a simple reception following a funeral. They also provide assistance to those coming home from the hospital.
Stephen Ministry is a new initiative at St. Paul’s, training lay people `to provide confidential, one-to-one care for individuals in our congregation and the community who are in difficulty.’ Stephen Ministers meet for an hour a week with those in crisis, experiencing a rough patch, or in significant need. Confidentiality is strictly maintained
Wrapped in Prayer members pray for recipients as they create knitted, crocheted or woven shawls for the comfort and peace of the grieving, the sick, or shut-in's. They also pray for and make blankets for those baptized here.
Our Pastoral Care Team
is our volunteer Pastoral Ministries Coordinator. Carolyn has experience as a licensed minister in the United Church of Christ, and is a trained Stephen Leader in our Stephen Ministry program. With our clergy, Carolyn plans weekly intercessory prayers for those in need, schedules shut-ins visits, and helps to coordinate our lay-led efforts in congregational care. If you feel your gifts include caring for others in any of our congregational care ministries, we encourage you to contact Carolyn.
If you are going through a stressful time and would like to discuss how we at St. Paul's may help, please let us know.
Contact Carolyn Chapman (330-604-1094) or email email@example.com
Current Stephen Ministers