My spirit lifts as I look out the window at a winter wonderland. But I know there are some among us who do not see the beauty surrounding us. Some are lonely, others might be grieving. Still others have problems that seem insurmountable. All of them can be helped by reaching out to the Lay Pastoral Care Team.

The Lay Pastoral Care Team is composed of trained nonjudgmental listeners who are the embodiment of confidential and compassionate support during stressful times. The mystery is that sometimes a tough problem is solved by the individual him/herself. When the problem is explained to a trained listener, it is clearer to the individual, also. Then the solution often comes to mind.

Individuals may seek support for themselves, or a friend or family member may suggest that the Lay Pastoral Care Team contact the person. A team member will make an initial phone call to introduce himself or herself and Lay Pastoral Care services, and to ask if this would be helpful.

Contact Lay Pastoral Care or call Rev. Suzelle Lynch via the church office. All calls will be handled confidentially.