Elizabeth Ministry is an outreach by our parish community to women during the childbearing years. The purpose of this ministry is to affirm, support, encourage and assist women and their families by providing a direct response to their specific needs. An Elizabeth Minister offers a link between the broader church community and the families of our parish.
The different areas of involvement are: pregnancy support, celebration of birth, infant/child crisis, adoption, miscarriage, infant/child loss, waiting to conceive – infertility, and grandparent support.
An Elizabeth Ministry Visit:
Pregnant with your first child, and a newcomer to your town. Wouldn’t you like to be visited by someone who is excited and interested in your pregnancy?
Just having given birth to your first baby, proud and excited, but scared too. Wouldn’t you like to be visited by an experienced mom?
Pregnant with your fifth child. Wouldn’t you like to be visited by someone who congratulates you on your pregnancy instead of acting shocked?
Anxiously in the midst of the adoption process. Wouldn’t you like to be visited by a person who has gone through the adoption process too?
Sad, having lost your baby to a miscarriage. Wouldn’t it be nice to visit with someone who understands what you are going through?
These are all situations where a visit from an Elizabeth Minister may be just what the person needs. Elizabeth Ministers are ordinary people sent from our parish to visit with women as they experience the joys and sorrows that come during the childbearing years. Elizabeth Ministry doesn’t take a large time commitment or a lot of training. Women bring their own gifts and experiences to the ministry.
For More Information:
Do you have any questions about this ministry?
Would you like to learn more about becoming an Elizabeth Minister?
Do you feel you would benefit from a visit from an Elizabeth Minister?
If so, please contact Sarah at [email protected]