Offer Support with Care Teams at All Saints
One of the great blessings of being a church member is knowing that you have a community of support when difficulties come your way. All Saints has a variety of ministries that offer the love of Christ in tangible ways in the form of meals, flowers, prayers, cards, and phone calls. I am excited that we will be expanding and deepening our commitment to pastoral care.
Are you interested in learning more about how you can help care for the practical, emotional, and spiritual needs of your church family? In a nutshell, Care Teams are a way for church members to do what they enjoy, in the time they have, to care for the practical, emotional, and spiritual needs of their fellow parishioners in a coordinated way.
During her time at St. Luke’s, our Interim Rector, The Rev. Mary Bea Sullivan, saw just how transformative this approach could be in expanding and deepening a congregation’s pastoral care ministry. We are blessed to be led in the development of this ministry by Mary Bea and her husband, The Rev. Dr. Malcolm Marler.
Malcolm is the Senior Director of Pastoral Care for UAB Medicine. He developed this program when he came to UAB over 20 years ago. It has since been implemented in countless churches and other settings around the country. All are invited to learn more about the program.
Loving Everyone in the Spirit of Christ
Where there is hurting or a need, All Saints seeks to be there in the spirit of grace and love. The following pastoral care areas are always in need of those who wish to support others emotionally, spiritually, and physically. For more information about our pastoral care ministries, click on the boxes below.
Pastoral Care Committee Member: Nancy Terrell
Clergy: The Rev. Mary Bea Sullivan
Prayer is at the heart of our ministry of pastoral care. Our parish prayer list is a valuable way of enlisting the prayer support of the entire congregation. Members on our list are prayed for aloud at Sunday services. Friends and family are prayed for during Wednesday Morning Prayer and at other times during the week. To be added to the prayer list, or to add someone else, please email Theresa below.
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