Care Ministry at Faith emphasizes the connection between mind, body and spirit. Those relationships bind us together in wholeness. Here are some of the ways Care Ministry finds expression at Fath:
Congregational Care Team
The Congregational Care Team provides a non-anxious listening and caring presence for members, their friends, family and the larger community. Members of the team have attended a course of instruction, recognized by the ELCA, in developing skills to provide support at times of hospitalization, extended illness, life transition and crisis. The support from this team is an extension of the care that all members of Faith provide to fellow members and the community.
All members of the Body of Christ are called to love one another as Christ loves us (John 13:34-35), and to bear one another's burden (Galatians 6:2). Team members provide a caring and supportive listening presence in a confidential and non-judgmental manner. To request a visit from a Pastoral Care Team member, additional information on the scope of pastoral care provided or inquires on becoming a part of this team, please contact the church office.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Shawls are knitted to be given to Faith members and friends who are in need of feeling God’s love at a difficult time in their lives. Meets on the second Wednesday of the month in the church library from 1:00 - 3:00pm. The yarn and the pattern are provided.
Home Eucharistic Ministers
Eucharistic ministers consist of lay members of the congregation. On the 3rd Sunday each month they are called up at the end for worship to receive a communion kit to deliver communion and fellowship to our homebound members and friends. Generally they are assigned 3-4 visits a year.
Anointing and Prayers
Anointing and Prayers for healing happen during worship the third Sunday of the month. You need not be physically ailing, as mental, spiritual and emotional healing needs are just as valid. The anointer offers up a simple prayer, and anoints your forehead with olive oil that has been blended with a combination of frankincense and lavender essential oils.