St. Elizabeth’s Guild
St. Elizabeth’s Guild at the Chapel was born of a desire to make sure each member feels loved and cared for in times of sickness and sorrow but also in times of joy and celebration. We take our name and inspiration from St. Elizabeth of Hungary.
With such a large number of parishioners, it is impossible for our clergy to personally minister to everyone’s needs. The Pastoral Care Committee was born out of the desire to make sure each member feels cared about as a loved and vital member of the Chapel family in times of sickness or sorrow and in the season of joy and celebration.
The Guild ministers to those who are ill whether at home, in the hospital or nursing home, to those who have lost a family member and need to know that someone cares about their sorrow, to spouses and children of those serving in the armed forces, to the elderly who need help with the routine business of life, and to the families of newborns.
The Guild is divided into teams with one leader and six to eight members. Each week, a different team is responsbile for ministering to those in need. The leader receives the Care List from the church office and disperses it to team members who volunteer to send a note of encouragement, deliver a hot meal or make a check-in phone call. Throughout the year, we have Pastoral Care Cook Days to stock the freezer so that meals are readily accessible for delivery.
For more information or to volunteer, contact Adair Cunningham or Nelwyn Madison.
“…for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me…” Matthew 25:35-36