Pastoral Care at The Willows

Pastoral Care is being a Shepherd of God , or more simply, a Caretaker of God’s people here at The Willows.

A good biblical sermon is good ministry in itself, but is only administered by a select few, most of whom are Ministers in their own rights. Only a few of our congregation preach from the pulpit but each one of us can preach sermons unannounced every day when we provide Pastoral Care in a multitude of ways, often without knowing.

The concept of Caring, "Love your neighbour as yourself" has been part of God’s guidelines of Christian Living for Humanity when He solved the loneliness of the first human being.

Contact with someone sick, lonely, distressed, troubled coping with problems of this modern day life, grieving or by providing shopping, transport, cooking or a cup of coffee are all simple ways to give Pastoral Care and well within the reach of us all.

I was brought up during the great depression and despite not having much earthly goods I was taught to care for and share with those less fortunate than myself. I have been blessed with the opportunity to display Pastoral Care where ever I went. When I joined this congregation I quickly identified that this was a Church strong in caring for each other.

I feel humbled and blessed with the opportunity to be your Contact for advising you of the opportunities to provide Pastoral Care as they arise here at The Willows.

My contact number is in the Church Directory.

I look forward to working with you, but I need your help – I must be made aware when someone is in need, so call me.

Finally, “Be not forgetful to welcome strangers or visitors for thereby you may welcome angels unknown."

Norma Webb