To create a culture where the people of St. Michael’s Church pastor to one another with open hearts, healthy emotional attitudes, good boundaries, and a sense of God’s presence in their work.
THE JULY 2017 PASTORAL RETREAT
The retreat was a great experience for all- a day filled with God's peace! Watch for news about upcoming retreats in 2018
THE BIG PICTURE: 4 TIERS OF PASTORAL CARE
Tier 1- Caring Hearts When you need a meal, a ride to an appointment/other errands, or rides to church /church events, Caring Hearts would like to help! Please request by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by leaving a message on the Caring Hearts extension at the church office 916.488.3550 ext 12. Caring Hearts phone messages are checked once a day at 9 am. Please give at least 3 days notice for all requests.
Tier 2- Pastoral Partners Offers intentional hospitality and support through regular check ins with members who may be feeling isolated due to illness or other life circumstances. Next Pastoral Partners gathering November 5, 2017 3:30- 4:45pm at St. Michael's- for new and continuing Pastoral Partners. RSVP to 916 488 3550 # 20
Tier 3- Pastoral Ministers and Bereavement Ministry Offers ongoing spiritually based pastoral care after clergy have attended to initial crisis. We use Community of Hope Curriculum for training. Our first group finished in June 2015. Next training begins January 2018- contact Deacon Cindy if interested.
Tier 4- Clergy Pastoral Care Offers pastoral care for those situations that feel the need for clergy presence. Please call the office to be directed to the person on pastoral call. 916.488.3550
GriefShare is a support group for those struggling with the death of a loved one. The GriefShare program is held every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month from 3pm to 5pm in the Conference room at St. Michael's. People may enter the program at any time. Deacon Cindy will assist with helping you integrate into the program and with the ongoing group.
All Pastoral Care inquiries: Please contact Deacon Cindy Long