Pastoral Care

Let me be your servant.
Let me be as Christ to you.
Pray that I might have the grace
To let you be my servant, too.

We are pilgrims on a journey.
We are travelers on the road.
We are here to help each other
Walk the mile and bear the load.

by Richard Gillard

How We Care

The pastoral care of our lives together at CHS is grounded in the compassionate example of our Lord Jesus Christ. We are here to serve each other in Christ's name. While our very lives are blessings, and the occasions for gratitude are many, we are also open and honest enough to recognize that life is also challenge and crisis. None of us gets out of this alive, after all. Crisis occurs as part of the simple pattern of living. And so we gather for each other whenever challenges arise. You are never alone, whether that is in disease and physical trouble, or in crisis that occurs in job, family, or relationship.

Our pastoral care is not only to gather around for support, but also to grow and mature in wisdom. A proverb says: The wise learn from the mistakes of others; the average person learns from their own, but the fool never learns. So you will find on our website opportunities for learning from others about life changes and challenges. We offer a variety of wisdom - everything from vocational assessment to parenting workshops from time to time during any given year.

Individual counsel and spiritual direction is offered by appointment. Contact the office or the clergy directly.

A final note: community life in Christ is hard work. You will find that those who claim Holy Spirit as their spiritual home are kind, loving, generous, forgiving, warm and welcoming spirits. The judgmental and mean-spirited tend not to find an audience here and don't last long in this church which is grounded in the example of a humble and infinitely loving savior. If you need to be right a lot of the time, be prepared to change.