Pastoral care is a primary role of the Church: living together in community, trying to love each other as Christ directed. Pastoral care as a ministry at St. B's is manifested in several different ways. The following are the pastoral care ministries within our community.
Robert Smith is the Assistant to the Rector for Pastoral Care. Robert can be reached at . Robert coordinates and helps to oversee pastoral care for our community here at St. B's.
Lay Eucharistic Ministry
Provides support to individuals in the hospital through personal visits, prayer, and administering communion. The Ministry team serves as the focal point for communication to the church office in regards to surgeries and hospital stays. The team also provides emotional support to St. B's members who are confined to their home or a facility through periodic personal visits, phone conversations and / or written communication.
If you or a family member are in the hospital, please let the church office know at (615) 377-4750 or email Robert Smith at .
The St. B's Bereavement Committee is a recently-formed ministry whose goal is to streamline the process of facilitating hospitality for funerals at the church. They meet with families to discuss plans and then coordinate light snacks and drinks if desired. Contact Suzie Woolwine if you would like to help out with food or assist with planning, etc.
contact: Suzie Woolwine at 665-0826 or .
Manna Food Ministries
The Manna Ministry at St. B’s provides food for St. B's families with an illness in the family, as well as for families with loved ones recently released from hospital care. This is a great way to use your culinary skills to help fellow St. B’s family members (or introduce them to your favorite takeout). This ministry is always looking for new members
contact: Mindy Mumme at 615.589.2957 or .
Newborn Families Ministries
This ministry provides meals for newborn families upon their return home for a determinate period of time.
contact: Gaylene Latham at 615-333-9467 or
We provide counseling services and have access to outside counseling resources as well. To schedule an appointment with our priest, Rev. Dr. Jerry Smith, please contact the church office at 377-4750 or .
(Our prayer ministries have a separate page, but are also part of pastoral care)