Pastoral Care Coverage this Fall
At Heart of the Rockies Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), our Elders are vital to our spiritual life. Elders are nominated and elected by the congregation to serve two-year terms (with a maximum of six consecutive years of service). Per our by-laws: Elders are those in whom, like the pastoral staff, the congregation entrusts the spiritual life of its members and friends for prayer, guidance, and service.
In practice, our Elders are consistent pray-ers—for our congregation and the individuals in it—and faithful discerners. Historically, they’ve led our congregation through tough, important conversations, and they’ve been patient listeners and thoughtful facilitators in times of transition or conflict.
Day-to-day, our Elders are available to:
- Pray with folks in need, via phone, email, or in-person
- Visit—in the hospital or in homes or at a coffeeshop—by request
- Write notes of caring and concern
- Call and check-in (not check up!) on folks
This fall, while our pastor, Melissa, is on sabbatical, our Elders will play an even more vital role in pastoral care. They’ll come alongside our pastor, Daniel, and our commissioned minister, Donna Greene, to ensure needs that arise are met with compassion, care, kindness, and prayer.
You’re welcome to call the church office (223-1230) when a need arises; you may also contact directly one of the Elders on call that week. Judy Chapman is the chair of our Elders.
Please call the church office to receive the number of the elder on call or refer to your church directory.
|September 9||J Lundgren||Alice Austin|
|September 16||Bev Soucek||Patsy Nix|
|September 23||Bill Stout||J Lundgren|
|September 30||David Hartley||Bill Stout|
|October 7||Ethan Dexter||Alice Austin|
|October 14||Judy Chapman||Bill Stout|
|October 21||Greg Nottingham||David Hartley|
|October 28||Donna Greene||Ethan Dexter|
|November 4||Sharon Kunze||J Lundgren|
|November 11||Alice Austin||Judy Chapman|
|November 18||Judy Chapman||Ethan Dexter|
|November 25||Bill Stout||Bev Soucek|
|December 2||David Hartley||Ethan Dexter|
|December 9||Ethan Dexter||David Hartley|
|December 16||Bev Soucek||Donna Greene|
|December 23||J Lundgren||Judy Chapman|
|December 30||Alice Austin||Sharon Kunze|