It’s October, the time of year when ghosts, monsters, and other scary things roam the night. Or do worse things, like human worries, keep you awake at night? There can be so many of those. Everything from money, marital, health, job, children, and, yes, even parents. The worries run around and around in your brain so you don’t sleep all night. Relief can be found from the Lay Pastoral Care Team.
Lay Pastoral Care Team members are trained nonjudgmental listeners who are ready to offer confidential and compassionate support during stressful times. They do not offer advice nor therapy, but by active listening are often able to help individuals recognize they themselves have the solution to their problems.
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.