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October 7, 2021

Pastoral Care in October

Written by: Julia Smolucha

Katie Snipes Lancaster will be out of the office in October for the final capstone of her study grant “Prayer in Uncertainty” from the Louisville Institute. Read about her project here. This final stent of the project will include writing 50,000 words on “Prayer in Uncertainty” based on a year of research.

Katie intends to monitor her email, but if you have pastoral needs that must be addressed in person, please reach out to Bill Evertsberg or Christine Hides.

Our Care Guild lead for October is Laurel Lien who can provide care to our members with meals, rides, letters and visits in times of illness, bereavement, arrival of a new baby or other events.

If someone is in need of a Stephen Minister, our leaders Diane Hart and Melanie Flynn can make arrangements. A Stephen Minister is a powerful conversation partner in times of loss, hospitalization, separation and divorce, terminal illness, being shut-in or lonely, retirement changes, unemployment, childbirth, life transition or family crisis. A Stephen Minister listens empathetically, keeps your confidence, supports you during difficult times, encourages and offers Christian care.