Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
Pastoral Care - words and deeds shaped by love
Pastoral care is the embodiment of who Jesus is and what he does - God’s presence with us. When Jesus says, “I was hungry and you gave me food… a stranger and you welcomed me… naked and you gave me clothing, sick and you took care of me” (Matthew 25:35-36), he is describing pastoral care. James says it well, “Religion that is pure and holy before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress” (1:27).
Essentially, pastoral care is words and deeds shaped by love. That is what our Deacons (our primary pastoral care team) are called to do!
Greetings in Christ!
I'm reaching out to let you know that as your new transitional pastor I am here for you - to listen - to pray - to laugh or to cry together - and am available to talk one on one. My schedule is quite flexible but I would like to set down some "office hours" for anyone who may like to schedule a pastoral appointment. I will be available for appointmentsThursdays from 10 am-3 pm and 530-830 pm and Fridays from 12-5 pm. If those times do not work please feel free to email me so we can set up a time that will work for both of us as your needs, your story, and your prayers are important to me. It has been a joy slowly getting to know the congregation over my first month on the job and I look forward to continuing to get to know more folks and deepening our relationship as we walk this journey of discipleship together.