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
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.
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
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.