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 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 email and phone messages are checked once a day at 9am. 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.
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. Future training dates to be planned for 2016.
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
Please note: There will be no GriefShare meetings in May 2017. GriefShare will resume on Sunday June 11, 2017. Please contact Deacon Cindy for other resources.
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.
SAVE THE DATE! All Pastoral Caregivers Retreat Saturday July 29, 2017 at Mercy Auburn Retreat Center.
All Pastoral Care inquiries: Please contact Deacon Cindy Long