Pastoral Care Team
The Pastoral Care Team is a group of individuals from St. John's Parish who have committed themselves to be companions in Christ for people who are struggling with significant changes in their lives.
The members of this team have undergone months of training on the dynamics of grief and loss; confusion and disorientation; anger and recrimination. They have learned to listen and encourage their care receivers to come face to face with the dark times in lives. They have practiced what to say, and even more importantly sometimes, what not to say. They have learned to pray with you and for you and to be your companion for the next part of your journey home. If, in your quest for wholeness, professional help becomes warranted, the caregiver will refer you to a member of the church's professional staff for further conversation or referral to the appropriate health care provider.
Within a few weeks, a member of the Pastoral Care Team will call and invite you for a cup of tea or a conversation in the park to simply to share how you are faring. I urge you to take an hour or so to remember you are beloved and invest in your healing. Everything shared is completely confidential.
In the darkness, you are not alone. It would be our honor and our privilege to accompany you through this valley of tears.