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Pastoral care at St. Columb's is a vital part of how we support each other as a Christian community, attending to the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of our parishioners. Our goals is to support every individual at St. Columb's by making them feel valued and heard. Including our clergy, we have multiple trained pastors who provide guidance, counseling, and compassionate presence during times of crisis, illness, or personal struggle. Part of "walking in love" at St. Columb's is walking together through life's challenges and triumphs. 

Birthday Cards

Participants in this ministry coordinate the sending of birthday cards to all members of St. Columb’s on the week of their birthday.

Ministry Leaders - Gloria Mitchell, Emily George, CiCi Whitehurst

Grief Group

Grief Group - The purpose of this pastoral group is to meet and discuss issues of grief for those who have lost loved ones and would benefit from processing their grief with others.

Ministry Leader - Gus Schreiber

Meal Ministry

As the pastoral need arises, this team of volunteers takes preps meals and takes them to the homes of the parishioner(s) in need.

Ministry Leader - Rebecca Grant

Daughters of the King

Daughters of the King - The DOK is a nationally recognized organization within the Episcopal Church of women who formally devote themselves to prayer and service in the church. This ministry requires a period of training and formal admission during a service.

Ministry Leader - Deenie Grubbs

Lay Eucharistic Visitors

LEV’s take communion to those who are unable to attend in-person services. They also assist the clergy in maintaining an active list of pastoral needs in the parish. This ministry requires training and Diocesan certification, which St. Columb’s provides in house.

Ministry Leader - Rev. Cathy Halford

Prayer Shawl Ministry 

Participants in this ministry create shawls to offer solace and comfort to those in pastoral need. The shawls contain prayers of support and encouragement, and are blessed by the clergy before being distributed.

Ministry Leader- Betty Jo Mahaffey

Lay Eucharistic Ministers

LEMs assist the clergy in the administration of communion and fill in for other liturgical roles as needed. This ministry requires training and Diocesan certification, which St. Columb’s provides in house.

Ministry Leader - Gordon Stewart

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