Each person is created in God’s image, and therefore entitled to treatment with dignity and respect. This awareness forms the basis of our concern for all persons and motivates our efforts to provide a well-rounded, Christ-centered program of pastoral care ministry. Together with worship and Christian formation, the pastoral care of persons is one of the key functions of any Christian congregation. Always striving to improve our programs of ministry, we seek to (1) care for all persons in their time of need, and (2) provide opportunities for meaningful volunteer ministry to our members in a variety of settings, as they seek to live out their baptismal covenant to carry God’s love in Christ into the world (Ephesians 2:10). By offering the proverbial “cup of cold water” (Matthew 10:42) to those wounded by life’s trials, we fulfill the mandate of our Lord to be a caring, welcoming, and faithful community (Galatians 6:2).
Pastoral care ministries are directed by the Rev. Steve DeGweck, Associate Rector, assisted Mrs. Mary Britton, Coordinator of Pastoral Care Activities, and Ms. Barbara Vandergriff, Clergy Secretary. Contact information for these staff members is as follows: The Rev. DeGweck – 802-6203; Mrs. Britton – 802-6217; Ms. Vandergriff – 802-6207.
The church may be reached during regular business hours (M-F, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) by calling 205-871-3583. In the case of an after-hours pastoral emergency, the priest-on-call may reached by calling 205-999-9867.