The ministry of Prayer & Presence reaches out to the congregation, supporting others through the gifts of listening, presence, prayer and lay pastoral care. The Prayer and Presence Team has oversight for following ministries:
Care Connection Callers
This ministry extends the love, care and hospitality of Christ to those connected with Southminster, through regular phone calls. Special prayer requests or needs are recorded and prayer requests are then confidentially relayed to the Intercessory Prayer group and the Pastors.
This ministry offers care and support to children, teens and adults through professionally-written small pamphlets (Care Notes), available on a wide variety of topics and provided free of charge.
This ministry offers spiritual support and encouragement to individuals recently discharged from the hospital or rehabilitation services; who face life challenges; or have lost a loved one.
Hello, Good Morning
This ministry pairs individuals who live alone; asking them to call each other daily to be certain their partner is up and in no need of assistance.
This ministry provides monthly communion to people who are not able to attend regular worship services. A two-member team of communion servers takes and shares the Sacrament of Communion with homebound or nursing home members.
This ministry coordinates visitation opportunities to those connected with Southminster who are homebound or live in care facilities. The visits, and in some cases phone calls, are typically made monthly.
Hospital and Rehab Visitation
This ministry offers spiritual support and encouragement through weekly visits, to those who are currently hospitalized or are in Rehabilitation.
Intercessory Prayer Group
This ministry consists of a group of dedicated and discrete individuals who meet weekly to pray for the needs of members of Southminster, their families and loved ones. Prayers are lifted for, but are not limited to, needs identified through the Care Connection calls; as well as for those living with serious illness, job loss, death of a loved one, those in the military, and needs identified via Prayer Chains.
This ministry relays special prayer requests to members, who pray for each request. Prayer chains exist via email and phone call.
This ministry provides one-on-one, confidential, pastoral care by trained lay people who companion people who are facing difficult life events.
Chair: Peg Sperry
Reports to: Deacons