“We work together to care for all those in trouble, sorrow, need, sickness, or any other adversity”
We care for all in our church, our community and our world so that ‘we who are many and diverse, can come together in Christ through our worship, our common prayer’ (www.episcopalchurch.org).
Prayer is central to our relationship with God. At St Michael’s we have many ministries where we can care for each other through prayer (click here)
Pastoral Care is the ministry of us all, both clergy and laity.
Going through a tough time? You are invited to receive Pastoral Care through Stephen Ministry: If you are experiencing difficulties–illness, loneliness, troubled relationships, financial setback, or losses due to death, divorce, or aging–our Stephen Ministers are prepared to bring God’s love and warmth to you with confidential, one-to-one Christian care. Please contact one of our clergy, the Rev. Dr. Peter Casparian or the Rev. Brin Bon, who will put you in touch with one of our lay leaders Julie de Wette, Michael Donegan, or Liz Wyckoff to help you get connected with Stephen Ministry.
Recovery Groups at St. Michael’s: St. Michael’s hosts both AA Groups (for alcoholics and other addicts) and Al-Anon Groups (for family and friends of alcoholics and other addicts). You are invited to come anytime:
Men’s Al-Anon meets Tuesdays 7:30 pm in the Parish Hall
ACA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) meets Wednesdays, noon to 1:00 pm in Library/Cry Room
Al-Anon meets Fridays at 12:45 pm in the Library/Cry Room
Women’s AA Group meets Saturdays at 10:30 am in the Parish Hall
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Family Support Groups: NAMI Family Support Groups are free, confidential and safe groups of families helping other families who live with mental health challenges – utilizing collective lived experiences and learned wisdom. Family members can achieve a renewed sense of hope for their loved one living with mental health challenges. Meets at St. Michael’s on the 2nd Thursday of each month, 7-8:30 pm. Contact our support group here or 512.420.9810. Watch brief video here.