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 and church events, Caring Hearts would like to help! Please request by emailing email@example.com 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 Tuesday of the month from 3:30pm to 5pm in Johnstone Hall at St. Michael's. People may enter the 13 session program at any time. Deacon Cindy will assist with helping you integrate into the program and with the ongoing group. Current cycle ends March13and new cycle will begin Tuesday April 10, 2018. All Pastoral Care inquiries: Please contact Deacon Cindy Long