Our aim is to ensure that each member of EMC feels supported, loved and cared for. The pandemic has obviously placed certain restrictions on how we can gather and connect with one another, however, we continue with phone calls, cards, flowers, prayer support and home visits (where appropriate). We also have a number of different opportunities throughout the week to connect online.
Our pastoral care team is led by Chris Shaw (minister) with Carol Stringer (Pastoral Secretary). We also have a system of ‘pastoral links’ within the church – the aim being to connect each person within a network of care.
During the year we have two Welcome Lunches for newcomers to EMC, which give us the opportunity to share a bit more about the heart and vision of the church, how people can get involved – and, of course, it’s a great opportunity to get to know one another better!
We also run a Loss & Bereavement Group
on alternate Tuesday afternoons in Roots coffee shop. This group is open to anyone who feels they would like to come.
In the summer a Holiday at Home
is held over 3 days for those in our church and community who are older or housebound, and who otherwise cannot get away for a holiday.
On Christmas Day we enjoy Christmas Together
with members of our church and community who would otherwise be alone – Christmas lunch (with all the trimmings), entertainment, presents and, of course, the Queen’s speech, for those who would like to share Christmas with others.
It is our sincere hope that EMC can be a church where all feel they are valued, loved and part of the family.
If you would like to speak to a member of our pastoral care team, please do get in touch
If you are a member of the church and are interested in finding out more about being a Pastoral Link or a Pastoral Visitor, please do contact Carol Stringer, or telephone the Church Office (01372 728535).