The Ministry of Care
Spiritually assisting our community in times of great challenge
The Pastoral Care ministry offers affirmative prayer and spiritual support to our congregants and their families by knowing the Truth of wholeness when faced with life-changing events.
Through the practice of Spiritual Mind Treatment, we assist individuals in mentally releasing attachments to medical diagnosis, chronic illness, and other physical conditions. We honor the medical profession and offer Spiritual Mind treatment as a supplement to medical treatment.
We offer compassionate comfort and spiritual assistance to families before, during, and after the physical transition of a loved one. We offer assistance with planning and officiating memorials and/or funerals, internment and disposition of ashes. We are present for individuals to listen, talk, pray and share expressions of love and support.
Through sacred ritual, we give voice to life’s joyous occasions such as the arrival of newborns, marriages and unions, home/new residence blessings, scholastic achievements and other joy filled occasions!
We welcome new volunteers to this ministry of compassionate caring.
For pastoral care support, please contact:
Immediate & Ongoing Grief Support
Grief is a profound sense of loss. If you are anticipating or coping with a significant loss in your life and wish to better understand the grief that accompanies such loss, we offer support. Our Grief Support Team welcomes everyone into a safe, loving and confidential space for sharing, comfort and prayer. Let us assist you in moving through this journey to express and release the feelings which may accompany grief.
Facilitated by licensed practitioners:
Helen Anderson, RScP – (510) 517-1980
Calling Angels Ministry
The mission of Calling Angels is to make personal contact with the congregation via phone letting them know that we love and appreciate their contribution to East Bay Church. We strive to embody the church’s vision of unconditional love and inclusion, and to let those who live away from the church know that they are not forgotten.
Calling Angels meets the 3rd Monday of every month in the sanctuary. We pray in. Each member states what they are most grateful for. We call as many church members as possible from 6-7pm using our own cell phones. We conclude by sharing our experiences and pray out.
When: The third Monday of every month
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Where: EBCRS Sanctuary