Care & Support

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Caring for one another is a calling and responsibility of all church members. This important work cannot be done by just one person. We are all called to “bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ” (Galatians 6:2).

Our Congregational Care ministry is comprised of a variety of programs and committees involving the church staff and members. As a community of believers, we use these opportunities to extend the love of God, the understanding of the Holy Spirit, and the comfort of God’s grace to each person in need of care – in our church and throughout the community.

 

Prayer
If you or someone you know who would appreciate a call or visit from a pastor, or prayers and support from the congregation, call the church office at 919-489-4974, or contact Cherrie Barton Henry, Associate Pastor & Congregational Care & Mission.
Hospital Visits
Westminster’s pastors regularly visit members and their friends when they are in the hospital, convalescent home, hospice, or are in their own homes. As permitted by the individual or family, concerns are shared with the congregation to encourage cards, visits, and prayers. Personal confidentiality is always respected.
End of Life
Thinking about our own memorial service can make us uncomfortable and perhaps even feel a little morbid. But, it eases the stress on our loved ones and lets us have input in the service celebrating our life and bearing witness to the resurrection. At Westminster, we have an End-of-Life Wishes form to help families and pastors when someone is dying or dies. For family, it offers details such as where your will is located, or whether you want to be cremated or buried. For pastors and church staff, it provides your Bible passages or hymns you would like included in your memorial service. We encourage adults of all ages to complete this form and return it to the church office.

Westminster also has a Funeral Planning Guide available to assist families with the details of a service for a loved one. Please contact the church office with any questions, and we will be happy to assist you.

Prayer Shawls
This group of church members knit shawls that can be given to those who are struggling with illness, grief, or any other issues. The shawl gives a visible sign of the caring ministry of the church. If you want to give someone a shawl or be a part of this knitting ministry, please contact the church office.

Contact Info

Cheryl Barton Henry
Cheryl Barton Henry
Pastor for Congregational Care & Mission
919-489-4974
ext. 108