Pastoral Care

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At the heart of the Pastoral Care Ministries of CCC is our mission as a church. Each time we reach out to the sick or to those who are grieving, we fulfill our purpose to live out the faith and love the people in our midst. For more information about Pastoral Care ministries, call the Rev. Joyce Matthews at (248) 644-5210 ext. 15 or e-mail her at JMatthews@ christchurchcranbrook.org.

Baptism

“Holy Baptism is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ’s Body, the Church” (Book of Common Prayer, p. 298).

Baptism is a joyous celebration in which God adopts us as God’s own children and makes us members of the Church and inheritors of God’s kingdom. If you haven’t already been baptized, we offer this sacrament for infants and adults alike. To prepare for such a special event, we provide introductory sessions prior to the baptism date. Below are the scheduled Baptism dates for 2016-2017 to aid you in your planning and in your discernment. If you have any questions about this sacrament or how God might be calling you or someone you love to receive it, please contact Pastor Imogen at irhodenhiser@christchurchcranbrook.org or or 248.644.5210, ext. 16.

2016-17 Welcome and Program Booklet

The Rite of Holy Baptism can be found on pp. 297-308 of the Book of Common Prayer.

Baptisms and Baptism preparation classes are scheduled throughout the year at Christ Church Cranbrook.  The 2016-17 schedule is:

Sunday, November 6th, 2016 at 10 AM
Preparation classes October 23rd and 30th

Saturday, January 14th, 2017 at 5 PM
Preparation classes December 18th and January 8th

Sunday, April 16th, 2017 (Easter Sunday) at 10 AM
Preparation classes April 2nd and 9th

Sunday, June 4th, 2017 at 10 AM
Preparation classes May 13th and 20th
Child care is provided for all baptism preparation classes.  Pre-registration is required for classes and child care..

Please note that these dates and times are subject to change. Please call the Parish Office at 248-644-5210 to verify the dates and time and to register.

Career Transitions Network

A support group to help those in the midst of a career transition with resumes, job searches, industry information, etc.

Eucharistic Ministers

Eucharistic Ministors are lay persons who receive specific training and are licensed by the Bishop to take Consecrated Elements from the Celebration of Holy Eucharist to members of the congregation who, by reason of illness or infirmity or other limiting factors, are unable to be present at the Eucharistic Celebration.

Lay Visitors

Lay Visitors are trained to assist clergy with visiting the ill, the bereaved, the disabled, and the homebound. Delivering altar flowers on Sundays and plants at Christmas and Easter are also the work of these dedicated volunteers.

The Parish Health Committee

The Parish Health Committee serves the parish by being a health educator, personal health counselor, coordinator and trainer of volunteers, liaison between parish and community health organizations, and by clarifying the close relationship between faith and health.

Prayer Card Group

This small group meets monthly to address prayer cards with a personal message which are sent to all on the church prayer list, as well as to new members.

The Prayer Group

The Prayer Group meets the third Wednesday of each month to pray for members of the parish.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Nearly 30 knitters meet monthly for two hours to knit beautiful prayer shawls for comfort, celebration or recognition of achievement to children, as well as adults. Hundreds of shawls have been distributed each year though this special ministry, touching the lives of others.

The Reception Committee

The Reception Committee plans and hosts receptions in the Guild Hall for family and friends following memorials, funerals and special events.