Pastoral Care

Overview

Pastoral Care is the way we express the love of Christ to one another as we walk together through life’s ups and downs.   We are called to care for one another especially during times of transition or significant change in our lives, such as the death of a family member or close friend, the loss of a job, a serious illness, marriage, the birth of a baby, divorce, and other times of loss or change.  The pastoral care ministry supports the work of the clergy and provides volunteers a rewarding experience in service to others. To learn more about these ministries and pursue your interest in volunteering, contact the parish office at 410-745-9076, or info@christstmichaels.org.

Clergy Visits

At Christ Church, pastoral visits are made by our clergy, lay professional staff, and trained and supervised parish volunteers who call on those in the hospital, at nursing homes, or those who are homebound. It is our goal that the clergy make the initial hospital visit and continually visit those in hospice. Our clergy also try to visit the homebound throughout the year. If you would like to receive a pastoral visit from our clergy, please contact the Parish Office at 410-745-9076.

Caregivers Support Group

This group meets the first Monday of each month at 9 AM to provide those who are caring for family and/or friends a time apart and a safe place to share thoughts and challenges. It is also a time for those who are caring for others to experience an opportunity to more fully understand the effects of caregiver stress and how to best care for themselves as they care for others. For more information, please contact Mary Jane Wyant at 410-745-8561.

Eucharistic Visitors

Eucharistic Visitors are sent out from our Sunday Services to bring communion to members of the congregation who are sick or homebound. The Communion kit is consecrated at one of the church services and the congregation joins in sending forth the Eucharistic visitor. Eucharistic visitors are trained by clergy and licensed by the diocese. For more information, please contact Jim Fulton at 703- 362- 1841 or jlfulton3@atlanticbb.net.

Healing Service

On the first Wednesday of every month Christ Church offers a Healing Service beginning at 12:10 PM. This service is a time for people to come together and offer prayers for the nation, the world and the community, and to receive healing prayer for themselves and their family and friends. For more information, please contact Bev Kegan at bevlee.lhms@goeaston.net  or 410-745-2528.

Prayer Chain

Prayer Chain is a group of parishioners who commit to regular prayer for those in need in our church. The group meets monthly for updates and support. All are welcome to join the prayer chain but must agree to keep the contents of the prayer list confidential. Prayer requests are welcome. To submit a request, please contact the Parish Office at 410-745-9076.

Stephen Ministry Stephen Ministry

Christ Church has been a Stephen Ministry Congregation for approximately 10 years. Consistent with this time of congregational transition, Stephen Ministry is undergoing a period of review and reconsideration. For more information, please contact John Keydel at 410-745-9076. Learn more about Stephen Ministries