“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.” 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
Our Pastoral Care Ministries help, support, encourage, and comfort people during difficult periods of their lives. The love and compassion of Jesus, the Good Shepherd, is conveyed through His representatives to those whose circumstances may cause them feelings of loneliness, fear, confusion, despair, and helplessness.
PASTORAL CARE BY ONE OF OUR PASTORS
Hospital, nursing home, and homebound visitation are designed to provide spiritual care for those in need. Pastoral counseling is available by appointment.
SHEPHERDING MINISTRY: Contacting and befriending inactive members of Redeemer to bring them closer to God. Contact with inactive members provides an ongoing challenge and opportunity for pastoral care ministry.
LAITY CARE BY ONE OF OUR MEMBERS
FAITHFUL FRIENDS: Faithful Friends is a program where a member of the congregation is assigned a elderly person or shut-in Faithful Friend. This program is targeted to members whom are less mobile. The Faithful Friend visits there person and oversee’s them on a regular basis.
SONSHINE GREETER: A Sonshine greeter is assigned a member of the congregation 80 years and older. They will visit, send flowers or send a card on the elderly member’s birthday each year. Sometimes the Faithful Friend and Sonshine Greeter for a elderly member is the same.
Bethany Baker, LMFT, ATR – Since graduating from college, Bethany received two masters, one in Psychology with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy and one in Art Therapy. She is our resident counselor and available by appointment. Click here to contact Bethany.
Virtual Counseling is done by our own Dr. Sandy Pourcho. Dr. Sandy Pourcho has been counseling professionally since 2000. She was on staff for several years as a Resident Counselor at Redeemer, but moved to California. She is now offering virtual counseling from her home in California. You can also see her articles in the monthly LAMP.