Pastoral Care Forms
Cindy Frost, palliative care nurse; Leslie Lavender, retired nurse; and I, board-certified chaplain, are creating optional pastoral care forms for parishioners. We will gather one Sunday this spring to explain
them, assist filling out and signing them. The forms will be confidential (only seen by me, or by a deacon, supply priest, or a warden in my absence) with necessary contact information in case of an emergency, including primary physician, family member or friend emergency contacts, if I have permission to speak with your doctor if you are unconscious or unable to speak, if I may speak with an adult child (or another person) if they have concerns about you — and if there are any family members you don’t want me to talk to if they call.
Many of us live alone and have family far away. These forms would allow us to pull in the appropriate support if needed. This is another way our church may support one another as a community. Christopher+