Pastoral Care from our Minister

Our minister works closely with our care ministries because ministry is something we do together. Along with our Care Team, Rev. Anya also provides pastoral care to the congregation.

Q: How can I get pastoral care or counseling from our minister?

A: Contact Rev. Anya at the church office to request an appointment.

Q: What kinds of concerns can I bring to the minister?

A: You may call the minister for any reason, but you are especially encouraged to call upon her when you need spiritual support. You might consider calling when:

• you or someone you care about is very sick or in the hospital.
• someone you care about has died.
• you would like to discuss your own mortality.
• you are planning a wedding or commitment ceremony.
• you are planning to separate or divorce.
• you would like a ceremony of dedication for your child.
• you are pregnant, but wish you weren’t or are trying to become pregnant, but cannot.
• you or someone you care about is in legal trouble or has been arrested.
• you or someone you care about is struggling with abuse or addiction or mental illness.
• you have lost hope or faith in yourself, another, or life itself.
• you need a referral to a professional counselor.
• you would like to be visited in your home.

Minister’s Discretionary Fund

Thanks to the generosity of the members and friends of this congregation, our minister is able to provide limited financial assistance from the Minister’s Discretionary Fund.  If a financial crisis renders you unable to pay for your housing, food, medication, utilities, transportation or other urgent items, please contact the minister.

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