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.
“Holy Baptism is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ’s Body, the Church” (Book of Common Prayer, p. 298).
In the waters of baptism we are reminded that we belong to God and nothing can separate us from the love of God. We also find ourselves part of an extended family, one with Christians throughout the ages and across the world, what we call the “one, holy, catholic [meaning 'universal'], and apostolic Church.”
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 2013 schedule is:
Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.
Preparation Classes: December 30, 2012 & January 6, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Saturday, March 30 2013 at 6:00 p.m.
Preparation Classes: March 17 & 24 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.
Preparation Classes: April 28 & May 5 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.
Preparation Classes: October 20 & 27 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
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 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 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.