Pastoral Care Committee
The Pastoral Care Committee is a sub-committee under the Church Service League. The Pastoral Care Committee, formerly called Inreach, was originally a group of women who prepared casseroles for members of the parish needing food and a friendly smile because of illness, a family situation, or just general support. The committee did all of the meal preparation and the responsibility of preparing the dinner rotated among the committee members each month.
The committee now looks at itself as a form of pastoral care ministry. It is still a sub-committee of the Church Service League, but now all members of the parish are called upon when there is a crisis in a family or someone needs special care. Men and women are on the sub-committee and their function is to listen to those members of our community needing support.
A care chain is then set up and either meals are provided, or a support system is established. The goal of the committee is to reach out to as many members of the parish as possible and for those members to know the Pastoral Care Committee is there to help them in any way large or small.
Any member of the committee can be contacted at any time, depending upon which member the parishioner in need feels most comfortable. Anne Grandin will be setting up the care chain, so all requests will eventually be channeled to her. In an emergency, Anne at angrandin [at] aol [dot] com or 617-566-4406 would be the one to call.
We work as a team and are always looking for new members who would like to be involved. We are confidential and always ready to help in a loving way.
Pastoral Care Committee members
angrandin [at] aol [dot] com (Anne Grandin), Chair
daycath [at] rcn [dot] com (Catherine Brigham)
marilyncreamer [at] gmail [dot] com (Marilyn Emilsson)
edess [at] verizon [dot] net (Betty Swinton)
bawtrey [at] comcast [dot] net (Pam Awtrey)
Louis and Berneda Meeks
carolpostpfaelzer [at] mac [dot] com (Carol Post Pfaelzer)
smdinghy [at] gmail [dot] com (Spencer Merz)
georgefoord [at] aol [dot] com (George Foord)
megancsampson [at] gmail [dot] com (Megan Sampson)
maylward [at] morrisonmahoney [dot] com (Michael Aylward)
alysonelee [at] hotmail [dot] com (Alyson Lee)
mecrown [at] lotsoc [dot] com (Mary Crown)
brittslee [at] gmail [dot] com (Britt Lee)
magic_bear [at] msn [dot] com (Kathy Dacey)