Pastoral Associates has a long history at St. James'; this small group ministry was first organized more than 25 years ago. Our focus is on pastoral caregiving within a church context.
Our group numbers about 12, and meets once a month (the third Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in the Janney Parlor) to provide support and encouragement to each other, organize our efforts and assign tasks, and address parish needs.
Important activities include:
We try particularly to be sensitive to the needs of the parish and its people. For example, we recently initiated the effort to make unused medical equipment available to parishioners who may need them.
You can help! Please let the clergy, a Pastoral Associate, or the Church Office know if you have a pastoral need. If this ministry is something you'd be interested in pursuing, we assure you, the rewards are tremendous.
Thank you to the Pastoral Associates,
who hosted the annual "Seasoned" Saints Luncheon
to celebrate Flag Day.