Faithful Relationships Info

“For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” Matthew 18:20

A good caregiver must also learn how to be a good care receiver!

St. Paul’s family excels at pastoral care; you will feel it when you join us. Compassionate friendships are important on our spiritual journey, so developing faithful relationships is at the heart of all we do in our parish.

Pastoral care is not limited to visiting the homebound or hospitals. We meet with caregivers because a good caregiver needs to learn to be a good care receiver, too!

Everybody needs a good listener whom you can trust and feel safe. The training through Stephen Ministries equips many of us to be good caregiving and receiving listeners. Christ meets us in these caring relationships.

“So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” (Matthew 6:34)

We offer a variety of grief support – individual to small group settings. Dr. Colin Murray Parkes, a British Psychiatrist specializing in grief, once said, “The pain of grief is just as much part of life as the joy of love: it is perhaps the price we pay for love, the cost of commitment.” In an aging congregation, grief is no stranger to us. When you feel overwhelmed with yours, you come to the right place. You do not have to go through grief all alone.