Pastoral Care Committee

The Pastoral Care Committee is made up of the various pastoral ministry leaders along with others involved in pastoral care. The individual members of the group make regular visits to shut-ins and then meets monthly to pray and to support the pastoral care efforts of the congregation.

Contact: The The Rev. Anna Russell Friedman, afriedman@allsaintsbirmingham.org, 769-3191

Flower Ministry

The flower ministry divides the altar flowers into smaller bouquets, then delivers them to members of All Saints’ who are suggested by Clergy or the Pastoral Care committee.

How to get involved:
… Come to the church and arrange Sunday’s altar flowers into small
bouquets
… Deliver the flowers to members of All Saints’
Contact: Pam Holby, holbys@bellsouth.net

Funeral Hospitality

When a funeral is held at the church, the funeral guild provides refreshments and a light lunch for family members as a way of expressing its love for the person who has died and providing support for the bereaved.

How to get involved:
… Prepare the Jackson-Thorpe room or the Great Hall for family
members
… Be available to direct those attending the funeral to restrooms and other areas as needed
… Set up refreshments and help clean up after the funeral

Contact: Trisha Trigg, 425-5055, tstrigg@bellsouth.net; Martha Miller, 822-8433, mmartha763@aol.com; Donna Gooch, 943-5756, powermomdonna@gmail.com

Mercy Meals

Sometimes the gift of a meal makes a big difference during a difficult time. All Saints’ members gather periodically to cook and freeze delicious meals that are then delivered to a person’s home when they are needed.

How to get involved:
… Cook a meal
… Deliver a meal
… Call the contact person if you know a parishioner who would appreciate receiving a mercy meal

Contact: Jenny Blackmon, vablackmon@charter.net, 668-6821

Prayer List

Prayer is at the heart of our ministry of pastoral care. Our parish prayer list is a valuable way of enlisting the prayer support of the entire congregation. Members on our list are prayed for aloud at Sunday services. Friends and family
are prayed for during Wednesday Morning Prayer and at other times during the week.

How to get involved:
… Pray for those on the All Saints’ prayer list, either in a group or individually

Contact: Theresa Hester, office@allsaintsbirmingham.org, 879-8651

Prayer Tree

This group of church members provides immediate prayer support in times of crisis. These prayer requests do not automatically go on our public prayer list unless requested.

How to get involved:
… Contact our prayer tree contact for information on becoming part of the prayer tree

Contact: Pauline Johnson, pbejohnson@bellsouth.net

Prayer Shawl

Each Thursday afternoon, a group of All Saints’ members lovingly gathers to knit shawls to be given to those experiencing a life change. These tangible signs of God’s grace are prayerfully made and blessed by a priest before being delivered to someone in need.

How to get involved:
… Knit a prayer shawl. If you do not know how to knit, we will help you learn!
… Help deliver the shawls

Contact: To knit a shawl, Memily Colvin, Memily.colvin@gmail.com, 979-8684
To deliver a shawl, The Rev. Anna Russell Friedman, afriedman@allsaintsbirmingham.org, 769-3191

Sermon Ministry

Each week the eleven o’clock service is recorded and a copy of this service is mailed or delivered to home-bound members. The sermon portion is also downloaded to our website. The sermon ministry is another way the family of All Saints’ connects with one another.

How to get involved:
… Record a service

Contact:
Peggy Gilbert, masg@hiiway.net, 870-8640