Pastoral Care at Saint Michael and All Angels consists of four large ministry segments: Cards, Phone Calls, Support, and Visitation. Each of these areas is a specific endeavor to make meaningful connections in the lives of our parishioners and guests.
The Mission Statement for Pastoral Care “Our Care Ministries love, support, and bless our parish family and friends by caring for them through life’s joys and challenges.” These 21 words represent who we are as members of Christ’s Body in this corner of God’s Kingdom.
The following are ministries in which parishioners serve as volunteers carrying out the mission of the Pastoral Care Department. There are no scheduled meetings of these groups.
Angel Food Cooks is a ministry made up of volunteers who are available to provide a delicious meal to parishioners in need. Those receiving the meals are individuals and families of Saint Michael and All Angels who may be going through a challenging time due to a recent hospitalization, ongoing illness, or the birth of a child. If you are interested in being an Angel Food Cook, p…Read More »
The Card Ministry, working with the Pastoral Care office, stays in touch with parishioners by sending cards of sympathy on the deaths of loved ones and cards are sent to the homebound in celebration of birthdays and holidays. A greeting also goes to the precious new arrivals of our Saint Michael families.
For more information: During business hours please call Katherine Bowen a…Read More »
The Friends in Christ Ministry re-establishes ties with parishioners who, for various reasons, are unable to attend church but wish to stay in touch with the life of our parish. A cadre of visitor Friends in Christ has been formed and makes visits offering friendship and a listening ear to those they visit.
For more information: During business hours please call Katherine Bowen…Read More »
Are you expecting a baby? Do you know someone who is expecting? We want to know!
This is such an exciting time in your life.
You are important to us.
We would love to make this journey with you.
As part of the new Great Expectations ministry, we would like to lift you up in prayer during Sunday services and throughout the week. We would also like to help make connections with …Read More »
The Daily Intercessory Prayer Ministry offers daily prayers from online prayer requests or through the Pastoral Care Ministries office. All prayer requests are kept in strict confidence. Intercessors pray at home or in the Bishop Moore Chapel.
For more: During business hours please call Katherine Bowen at 214.363.5471 ext. 239, otherwise contact Terry Demler, [email protected]
Lay Eucharistic Visitors are teams of trained parishioners who take the bread and wine, directly from the church altar to parishioners who cannot be in church. They are served in the hospital, at home, or in assisted living facilities. This is a fulfilling ministry for people of all ages - single or married, and a bonding experience for families serving together.
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The Parish Nurse Ministry plays a vital role in our community by organizing and sponsoring seasonal blood drives throughout the year. These drives not only save lives but also foster a sense of unity and compassion among the congregation, as they come together to support this noble cause. Contact Dianne Boyd, RN for more information.
Recovery Advocates is made up of volunteers who work to provide the spiritual, physical, and emotional well-being of those who experience substance abuse or other addictions. Contact this ministry for any help in navigating the recovery community.
Contact the Rev. Greg Pickens, [email protected] with questions.
Stephen Ministry is a program for our congregation that equips lay persons to provide confidential Christian one-on-one care to anyone in our community who is experiencing any sort of life need. Are you in a challenging place in your life? Are you suffering from the loss of a loved one or a loved job? Or worn out from being a long-term caretaker? Addiction in your family? Unable to cope with a child going off to college? Stephen Ministry is Christ caring for people through people. If you are going through a difficult time, consider having a Stephen Minister. If you know someone is facing difficulties, please suggest that they request Stephen Ministry.Read More »
Touch Base Phone Ministry is a voice at the other end of the telephone representing the parish of Saint Michael and All Angels, its clergy, and staff. This caring voice checks on those who are homebound.
For more information: During business hours please call Katherine Bowen at 214.363.5471 ext. 239, otherwise contact Liz Wheelan, [email protected].
Engagement works in collaboration with all areas of ministry while focusing on two core ministry segments: the Greeter Ministry and the Good Shepherd Ministry. The main goal of the Greeter Ministry is to create a welcoming, helpful, and dynamic atmosphere for visitors on Sundays, while the Good Shepherds are the liaisons between the parishioner neighbors and the church, coordin…Read More »
The purpose of the Good Shepherd Ministry (GSM) at Saint Michael and All Angels is to build a sense of community within the larger geographical area of Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church by responding to immediate needs with neighbor helping neighbor.Read More »
A Greeter volunteer is often the first person a parishioner, visitor, or guest encounter upon entering the doors of Saint Michael. It is important for that first experience to be encouraging, welcoming and helpful. Greeters are particularly helpful in guiding people unfamiliar with our campus, to different destinations such as restroom locations, worship services, receptionist area, formation classes, and childcare.Read More »
The goal for Welcome Liaison Volunteers is to partner with the Engagement Ministry to intentionally look for and make connections with people who are new to Saint Michael or perhaps reconnecting with this parish after being away.Read More »