The Lay Pastoral Team takes the “big view” and ascertains what pastoral needs might be met through the formation of special groups, classes or activities. Contact the Rev. Bo Millner to learn more. You might also like to speak with the convenor of this ream, Sara Jo Williams.
The Lay Pastoral Visitors
The Lay Pastoral Visitors are supervised by the Rev. Bo Millner and they make regular monthly contact with members who are no longer able to be as active as they once were. These visitors make personal visits, telephone calls, remember birthdays and celebrate other important holidays. They also check on their folks in the event of natural disasters. If you or someone you know might like to be visited through this program, please email the Rev. Bo Millner.
Contemplative Practices Notebook
This resource notebook grew out of workshops and classes led by the Lay Pastoral Care Team and Mimi Weaver, of GraceNotes. It contains a wonderful array of practical suggestions and ideas for nurturing your spiritual journey. Click here for the PDF.
Lay Eucharistic Visitors
Through this ministry, trained volunteers, receive the consecrated Bread and Wine at a celebration of the Eucharist on Sunday and then take it out to members who are not able to be present. “We who are many are one, because we share one Bread and one Cup.”
The Lay Pastoral Care Team needs your help. This Team has identified a need to provide rides to medical appointments and to the grocery store for some of our parishioners. The Shepherd’s Center of Richmond, part of whose purpose is to provide such transportation, has agreed to coordinate these rides. (GHTC also supports the Center with grant money.) Because the Shepherd’s Center will specifically serve our parishioners, it is necessary for GHTC volunteers to sign up as drivers. Presently there are 71 drivers volunteering for the Center. More GHTC drivers are needed. You may contact the Shepherd’s Center by e-mailing Julie Adams-Buchanan, the volunteer coordinator, or by calling her at (804) 355-7282.