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Pastoral Care

We are waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and while we wait we are caring for one another.

Pastoral Care is the ministry of us all, both clergy and laity, to bring kindness, care, or simply a presence to those in need or joy as we accompany our church family on their individual journeys. Whether you are in need or wish to offer support to others, there is a place for everyone within this broad ministry to serve Christ by responding in love to the needs of our church.

Lend a Hand


Spend time with those in need of company or celebrate the birth of a child. This ministry has much to offer those in every stage of life.


Pray for one another. We offer many ministries where you may care for another through prayer.


Sometimes you need to have someone hold you up, and sometimes God gives you the ability to hold up your brother and sister.

Pastoral Care & Lay Eucharist Visits

Do you have news to share about a hospitalization, illness, family or parishioner emergency or other concern? Contact our The Rev. Scott Fleischer and we will be in contact as soon as possible to speak with you about it or schedule a priest visit.

Welcoming a new addition to your family? Check out our Christ Church New Child Guide. Whether welcoming your child by birth, adoption, or another method, this handy guide is filled with information for what to expect at church plus what resources are available to you and your child.

New Child Guide

Lay Eucharist Visitors (LEVs) are parishioners who have been approved by the Rector and Vestry, trained, and licensed by the Bishop to take the Blessed Sacrament from the Altar to parishioners in the hospital, at home, or in care facilities.

Get Connected: The Rev. Scott Fleischer

Friends In Christ

Like most ministries, Friends in Christ was born out of a need to reach out to our brothers and sisters in Christ who have become isolated from the church due to a variety of reasons. We are called to be vessels of God's love by spending time visiting on a regular basis to show the homebound how important they are to our Christian family. What a great opportunity to make new friends or rekindle lost friendships by visiting the homebound once a month.

Get Connected: The Rev. Scott Fleischer

Flower Delivery

Each Sunday, dedicated members of the Flower Delivery Ministry meet in the sacristy to re-arrange the flowers from the altar and prepare them for delivery to parishioners who are in the hospital, nursing homes or are homebound. Each arrangement includes a card stating that the flowers are from the altar of Christ Church along with Psalm 46:1, God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.

Get Connected: The Rev. Scott Fleischer


Prayer Chain Ministry

Prayer requests are passed along by phone, e-mail, and mail to more than 60 people who offer daily prayers. (After 30 days, please renew your prayer request.)

Get Connected: Jean Martin

Prayer Requests

Prayer requests are made by calling the Parish House receptionist desk at 864.271.8773 or by filling out our online form. This is an opportunity to share any news you would like prayed for confidentially by your brothers and sisters in Christ. This could include a hospitalization, a long-term illness, unexpected news, or joyful celebrations. Give your name, the prayer request, and any other pertinent information. If you are calling on behalf of a friend or family member, please obtain permission from the person for whom prayers are offered. The Prayer Chain number is available 24 hours a day / 7 days a week / 365 days a year.

Order of St. Luke

The Order of St. Luke (OSL) falls under the large umbrella of prayer and Pastoral Care ministries. Our main focus is to pray for healing of mind, body and/or spirit as Christ did. Whatever the means or the avenue, it is Jesus' love that affects the healing. OSL is open to anyone who feels the call to be an intercessor for others. Training is required.

Get Connected: Annette Cook

Get Involved

To get more information about getting involved with any of the groups below, please contact The Rev. Scott Fleischer.

Christ Church Knitters

This group knits caps and prayer shawls for patients at the Cancer Center and anyone who needs comfort during a crisis. These handmade gifts are blessed by a priest and are available by delivery or at the church. This group meets on the second and fourth Thursday of the month from 2:00 - 4:00 PM.

Touch Base Phone Ministry

Touch Base Phone Ministry provides a meaningful and unexpected phone call to parishioners needing comfort, support, encouragement or to share celebrations.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:00 - 1:00 PM at the Scout Hut on Broadus Avenue.

Counseling Services

Pastoral Care Counseling

Pastoral counseling is a specialized form of psychotherapy that includes spiritual issues in the treatment process. The insights of theology and spirituality are integrated with the principles of the behavioral sciences to help individuals, families, clergy, congregations, and other systems achieve wholeness and health. By maintaining the best of theology and psychology, the sacred dimension of human life is affirmed and moves the focus of the counseling beyond crisis orientation to a change in lifestyle.

Canterbury Counseling Center

The mission of Canterbury Counseling Center is to offer a healing ministry to individuals and families in crisis. These services are offered by fully licensed mental health professionals who have received training in both theology and pastoral psychology. This background combines the healing wisdom of Christian teachings with traditionally accepted counseling practices. The ministry of Canterbury Counseling Center is available to all persons regardless of race, religious affiliation, or financial status.

Canterbury Counseling Center offers several areas of service and works with a variety of needs, including but not limited to the following issues:

  • Marriage and Family
  • Grief Resolution
  • Senior Adults/Retirement/Relocation
  • Personality Development
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Addictions and Recovery
  • Mediation Services
  • Stress Management
  • Consultation and Referral Services

While Canterbury Counseling Center is a non-profit, church-sponsored organization, a basic fee is charged to offset our operational expenses. If persons are realistically unable to pay our full fee, either through self-pay or third-party reimbursement, a sliding fee based on income and family size may be considered. Your counselor will discuss these options and the fee agreement in the initial counseling session.

You may make an appointment by calling the center directly at 864.235.7501 and scheduling through our administrative assistant or director. We will return voice messages as soon as possible.