Pastoral Care Ministries

At Christ Church, pastoral care is provided by parishioners as well as clergy. Our community is one that responds to each others’ needs, one that offers comfort and support in times of difficulty and rejoices with one another in times of joy. Along with the clergy who are available for spiritual counsel and prayer, so are many members of Christ Church.

Pastoral Response Ministry

Our knitting ministry, fall 2022.

The Pastoral Response Ministry (PRM) meets weekly throughout the year to advise and support the clergy and to help coordinate other pastoral care ministries throughout the parish. PRM organizes meal deliveries to parishioners recovering from surgery or other acute situations, assists with setting up support systems for people in transitional periods or those with long-term care needs, and also reaches out to the bereaved after the death of a loved one. Everything discussed in PRM meetings is kept in strict confidence. Members of PRM serve at the invitation of the rector.

Intercessory Prayer

The Intercessory Prayer Group is a community of lay persons and clergy who pray for another, praying for specific people who have requested prayers for themselves or for other person(s) in need of physical, spiritual or emotional healing. Members of this faithful ministry pray in private, in their own way, and in community once a month.  All are welcome to join.

Knitting MinistryWinnie Knitting

Members meet monthly to knit prayer shawls for those in need of the love, comfort and prayer knitted into the shawls.  Knitters also make hats, scarves and afghans for the parish’s outreach ministries.