The philosopher Epicurus said,
“It is never too early or too late to care for the well-being of your soul.”
If you are a member of Eliot Chapel who is going through a difficult time or wrestling with matters of the heart or spirit, our pastoral care program may be able to help.
What is pastoral care?
Pastoral care, which can be defined simply as “companioning another’s spirit,” offers a way to tend to the well-being of our innermost selves. Rather than provide solutions, Eliot’s Pastoral Care Associates are here to walk with you during your time of need, listen deeply to your concerns and help you reconnect to your spirit and to a sense of wholeness. Pastoral care may include hospital and in-home visits, short-term counseling, telephone calls, sending cards, delivering a meal, or other activities as deemed appropriate by Eliot’s ministers. Please click here for an expanded job description for the Pastoral Care Associates team.
Who provides pastoral care at Eliot?
Rev. Michael Hennon, Eliot’s minister of pastoral care, has special training and experience in pastoral care and short-term pastoral counseling. He leads a team of lay associates, each of whom is trained in the skill of compassionate listening and other pastoral care matters. At Rev. Hennon's discretion, either he or one of Eliot’s pastoral care associates will be available to help you during your time of need. For longer-term pastoral counseling needs, we will make referrals to appropriate professional care providers. We are committed to fulfilling Eliot’s vision of creating a caring and compassionate faith community.