Pastoral Care

The Pastoral Care Ministry exists to meet parishioner’s physical, emotional and spiritual needs.

Our Pastoral Care team members come from many backgrounds, including an EMT, two registered nurses and a Physical Therapist. The Pastoral Care team is prepared to help with child care, medical support in explaining tests, giving shots, taking blood pressure, etc., home visits, and visits with therapy dogs.

For more information or to become involved in the Pastoral Care Ministry please contact Harmony Kiser via the church office at [email protected] or 770-521-0207.

The Transportation Ministry arranges for parishioners to be taken to and from church, as well as to and from doctors’ appointments. This ministry has been instrumental in bringing people to and from church each Sunday from Assisted Living Facilities, as well as taking some of our Church family to medical appointments.

For more information or to become involved in the Transportation Ministry please contact Harmony Kiser via the church office at [email protected] or 770-521-0207.

From casseroles to cakes, the Caregivers Ministry provide meals for people who are in need of physical sustenance, often in times of grief, illness or recovery.  If you love to cook or feel the need to feed, consider lending your talents to this important ministry.

For more information or to become involved in the Caregivers Ministry please contact Laura York via the church office at [email protected] or 770-521-0207.

Community of Hope International trains Christian communities of lay pastoral caregivers united in prayer, shaped by Benedictine Spirituality, and equipped for serving in pastoral care ministries. The first Community of Hope Center in the State of Georgia was started at St. Aidan’s in May of 2011, and there are now 8 more CoHI Centers. Twelve parishioners of St. Aidan’s are commissioned Community of Hope members.

Besides serving as Visiting Eucharistic Ministers, the Community of Hope also has a Prayer Station during communion. Community of Hope also helps during funerals at St. Aidan’s for pastoral care with the grieving families, welcoming them, attending to their needs, praying with them, and maintaining a Chaplain relationship with them for one year following the death of their loved one.

Community of Hope group volunteers over 2500 hours annually in their ministry.  They continue to meet monthly for ongoing prayer and meditation, debriefing, support, encouragement, continued education, and building a Benedictine community.

For more information or to become involved in the Community of Hope Ministry please contact Harmony Kiser via the church office at [email protected] or 770-521-0207.

The Guild of the Christ Child supports parents throughout their spiritual and personal journey of welcoming children into their families . Support is given through prayers and meals when a newborn arrives into a family. The Guild also presents a children’s bible and framed prayer to newly baptized infants and young children.

For more information or to become involved in the Guild of the Christ Child Ministry please contact Laura York via the church office at [email protected] or 770-521-0207.

The death of a loved one is a time of sorrow and profound grief.  It is also a time when our Christian faith can offer great comfort and allow us to experience grace in the midst of sadness.

Joseph of Arimethea GuildThe Joseph of Arimathea Guild cares for the family and friends of the deceased during and after a funeral or memorial service at St. Aidan’s. The Guild coordinates and communicates what needs to be done for the family with various individuals and groups in the church including the Parish Administrator, Altar Guild, Community of Hope, Flower Guild, Memorial Garden Committee and Ushers.

If requested, the Guild will arrange a reception in Burtenshaw Hall with the help of volunteers and/or caterers. Arrangements may include setting up and taking down tables and chairs as well as setting out food which is normally catered by the family or provided by church members.

In the event of a death, the Parish Administrator will send out a detailed notice with service and reception information. Volunteers are usually needed.

For more information or to become involved in the Joseph of Arimathea Ministry please contact Suzanne Mansell via the church office at [email protected] or 770-521-0207.

The Prayer Warriors serve a nourishing, strengthening role in the lives of the people for whom the prayers are offered, providing prayers which are appropriate for each person for whom prayers are requested.

For more information or to become involved in the Prayer Warriors Ministry please contact Camille Johnson via the church office at [email protected] or 770-521-0207.

The Visiting Eucharistic Ministers group are trained and certified. This group takes communion to homes, hospitals, assisted living facilities, and to any parishioner who is unable to come to church. There is also a monthly celebration of the Eucharist at St George’s, Roswell and at Cottonwood Estates, Alpharetta. All members are committed to taking the diocesan training Safeguarding God’s People.

For more information or to become involved in the Visiting Eucharistic Ministers please contact Harmony Kiser via the church office at [email protected] or 770-521-0207.

Greeters and Newcomers Ministry helps visitors recognize how important they are to the life of the church. Greeters extend God’s love and welcome those who enter St. Aidan’s doors each Sunday. They provide a vital role in making visitors and newcomers feel at home.

Twice a year, St. Aidan’s recognizes the Newcomers who have decided to become official members of St. Aidan’s. The new members are recognized on New Member Recognition Sunday during the service. The committee also schedules 2-3 Newcomer’s events during the year.  Each event is an opportunity for Newcomers and Longtimers to engage in conversation about St. Aidan’s and get to know each other better.

For more information or to become involved in the Greeters and Newcomers Ministry please contact Susan Reilly via the church office at [email protected] or 770-521-0207.