“Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” — Galations 6:2
Healthy Congregations Care
Following Christ means caring for those in need, and equipping others to become care-givers Christ’s Name. We celebrate joys together and we also face life's inevitable difficulties together, striving 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.
If you would like to help
We have a large number of volunteers who extend the range and depth of our pastoral care at St. Paul's making the love of God known and felt in the community. Contact Carolyn Chapman if you would like to help in any of the following ministries, or if you know someone in need of care.
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.
Health and Wellness s 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 newer initiative at St. Paul’s, training lay ‘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.
Current Stephen Ministers
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-ins. They also pray for and make blankets for those baptized here.
Pastoral Care Coordinator
Carolyn Chapman 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 visits to shut-ins, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org