Caring for Each Other

Caring Ministry members serve as spiritual companions to parishioners who can’t get to church or who are going through a difficult time. If you know someone who would like a visit from a Lay Caring Minister to visit them, email the Rev. Mary Mackin at mmackin@stjohnsroanoke.org.

Gathering Meal Groups (GMGs) prepare the meal that follows the Sunday even-ing worship service. Cooking together is a great way to make new friends. E-mail Ms. Jessica Scott at jscott@stjohnsroanoke.org

Grieving and Healing is a grief group especially for those who have lost a loved one. This group meets weekly from September 23 to October 28. Email Donna Hamner at dhamner1@gmail.com or the Rev. Mary Mackin at mmackin@stjohnsroanoke.org.

Intercessory Prayer Group members intercede for those in need of prayer. They hold into the light of God a list of people who have requested prayer or for whom prayer has been requested. E-mail the Rev. Mary Mackin at mmackin@stjohnsroanoke.org

Parish Life Teams teams prepare and serve food for Sunday morning coffee hour, special brunches, parish group meetings, Lenten suppers, receptions after funerals, and more. Email Ms. Sara Brooks at sarabrooks60@gmail.com.

Pastoral Care Committee members assist with nursing home services and teas, write condolence notes, cook meals, support parents-to-be and college students, and more. Email Ms. Martha Apple at mgoodwin8@cox.net.