From time to time, everybody needs a listening ear, or a shoulder to lean on. In times of grief, transition, struggle, or when simply feeling overwhelmed—giving voice to those feelings may help us move forward.
The Lay Pastoral Care Team is a group of trained, compassionate listeners, ready to offer care and support through difficult times. Lay Pastoral Care Team members may visit church members at home, in the hospital or a community setting, or they may talk by phone. Team members support those going through major life transitions or personal crisis. They show caring in a non-judgmental way through active listening. They do not provide therapy or a cure.
Lay Pastoral Care relationships are built on trust with respect for confidentiality. People may refer themselves for support, or sometimes a concerned friend will suggest that the Lay Pastoral Care Team contact a person in need. A team member will then make an initial phone call to introduce him or herself, and Lay Pastoral Care services.
Contact Lay Pastoral Care or call Rev. Suzelle Lynch via the church office. All inquiries will be handled confidentially.