One question we get from people is about how to share or what to share as it relates to pastoral concerns or joys. Short answer: anything that is on your heart! This may mean a new baby, a hospital visit, a diagnosis, dealing with an aging parent, a new job–but it does not have to be an acute question or need. We want you to share moments in need of prayer, discernment, sorrow, and celebration.
To make this sharing easier, we’ve set up a clergy only email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This email is for any and all moments that invite a pastoral encounter. In addition to this email all of the clergy are open to phone calls, emails or visits to share this information–whatever is the most comfortable for you. We look forward to talking with you and sharing together in the Love of God.
If there’s an emergency and you’d like to talk to someone outside of office hours, call our emergency phone: (434) 806 9088
Also, counseling is available through the Virginia Institute of Pastoral Care (VIPCare) with Sudie Althisar. You can contact Sudie here: email@example.com