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Listening Ministry Volunteers Helping to Build the Beloved Community
September 2, 2012, 10:33 pm
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A Lay Ministry volunteer provides a listening presence to Members and pledging Friends of the congregation, either by phone or in a personal visit.

It can be good to connect with another person when living with mourning, anxiety, loneliness, loss of a relationship or job, a health crisis, ongoing medical challenges, disability, or adjustment to a move, an empty nest or a retirement.  We also are happy to congratulate you or cheer you in celebration of a milestone, life change, or a rainbow sighting.

This is not therapy.  It is a gift of time and attention from another person in our church.

The team includes trustworthy people with life experience and the grace to listen.  They hold your concerns in care.  The team meets with me bimonthly for confidential debriefing.  We start every meeting with Lighting of the Chalice and centering moments.  We keep you in our thoughts, intentions, or prayers.

If you would like a call from Lay Ministry, let me know or leave a message at the Office.


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