We welcome Julie Pierson as a new member of the Pastoral Care team. Julie Brings to this group her love and compassion for those she will serve, and a deep committment to the people of All Saints.
Pastoral Care Team at All Saints
The Pastoral Care Team at All Saints is a group of clergy and lay ministers who provide ongoing support and maintain connection to parishoners who are affected by:
- Acute illness
- Chronic illness
- Death of a close family member
- Other major crisis event (example: serious illness of close family member)
The Pastoral Care team was formed on the belief that the Church should be formally represented by lay and ordained people. It also provides an avenue for caregivers to reflect on their experiences, give mutual support, encourage spiritual reflection and growth in exercising their ministry, and learn new skills. All members of the Team meet Diocesan requirements including Safe Church Training. The Team meets monthly or as determined by need.
Selected Team members are licensed to visit parishoners in health care facilities and at their homes, and to bring Communion to those who cannot come to church.
Pastoral Care emergencies are reported to the Parish Administrator and then to the Rector. They may also come directly to the Rector. The Deacon is the general coordinator for acute situations. She will coordinate volunteers for visiting in the case of hospital visits or other needs.
Records of all Pastoral Care visits and contacts are kept current by a co-leader of the Team.
Team members devote a part of each meeting to education and discussion relevant to their ministry. Confidentiality is always observed.
Information to parishoners is distributed regularly through the weekly church bulletin, the monthly Messenger, and on the telephone message at the church office.
Members of the Pastoral Care Team include David Hamilton - Rector, Peggy Mathauer - Deacon, Glenn Sproul - co-leader, Don Crofut, Molly Dillon, Cheryl Hooper-Feeney, Elaine Horseman, Jerry Huetz, Linda Morrell, and Marga Sproul.