The Pastoral Care Team complements the Session ministry by enhancing and strengthening pastoral and social relationships within the St. Andrew's family. The Pastoral Care Team has 8 members and is led by Pastor Monica McClure.
Goals of the Pastoral Care Team:
- Visit/maintain contact with those unable to attend church
- Support family and friends in caregiving
- Comfort the bereaved
- Provide appropriate educational and devotional resources
- Reach out through the card ministry
- Host Pastoral Care Luncheons/events at the church
The Pastoral Care Team meets monthly to review and pray for the pastoral care needs of the Church. Our team ministry involves reaching out to members and friends of our congregation who are elderly, shut-in or ill, or in need of support during life’s transitions.
Our pastors as well as members of our team provide ongoing pastoral care as needed or as requested. We also provide support to family members of patients in hospital, and we visit our folks in hospital, at home, and in palliative care.
In addition to visiting, calling, keeping in touch via email, and sending cards to individuals, the Pastoral Care Team enjoys hosting three pastoral care luncheons during the year. All are welcome to attend!