Congregational Care

Servant Leader: Min. Carla Gittens   ext.175  Email

Staff Liaison: TBD

Providing spiritual counseling, assessments, referrals, and follow-up to members of the congregation and staff who are suffering from disease, illness, bereavement, or addiction is the purpose of congregational care. The Ministry addresses the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of older adults, the sick, the physically challenged, and individuals experiencing stress or loss.

GriefShare Support Group

Foundation Scripture: Matthew 5:4

Meetings: Register for GriefShare Online   

In the midst of one of life's most difficult experiences, GriefShare is a compassionate, friendly group of people who will walk alongside you. Losing a loved one is difficult, but you don't have to go through it alone. The program provides 13 weeks of seminars led by people who understand what you are going through. In GriefShare, you'll have access to valuable resources to help you cope with your loss and rebuild your life.

Team Lead: Min. Carla Gittens

 

Health & Wellness Team

Foundation Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24

A healthy person's physical body is free from disease, while wellness refers to a person's overall well-being, including their physical, social, spiritual, emotional, intellectual, environmental, and occupational well-being.  Our health and wellness team seeks to preserve and improve the balance between physical health, spiritual health, and mental health for our congregation and community. 

Team Lead: TBD

Angel Heart Ministry    

Foundation Scripture: Proverbs 3:5-6

A support ministry for loved ones of persons who have transitioned.  Sends out cards, attends homegoing services and provides ongoing follow up to maintain relationships with family members.  

Team Lead: TBD

 

Prayer Intercessors

Foundation Scripture: Ephesians 6:18

Intercession or intercessory prayer is the act of asking or requesting pray on behalf of oneself or others. Our intercessors act as emissaries of Prayer to God for Pastor Brawley,   ministry servant leaders, staff, the St. Paul Community congregation as a whole and anyone who requests prayer. 

Team Lead: Queen Mother Sarah Plowden

Wounded Healers

Foundation Scripture: Proverbs 3:5-6

Meetings: Tuesdays at 6:00pm

This group serves to be a bridge of transition for persons who have walked the road of addiction and be a recovery outpost for those affected by addiction as participants or a close observer. Because they’ve dealt with their own challenges in the past, they more easily understand hardship.  In this ministry, persons with any former addiction - drugs, alcohol, smoking, sex, food, gambling, etc. are encouraged and welcome to attend.  

Facilitators: Rev. Dr. Michael Elam, Elder Tom Carter