If you or someone you know is in need of pastoral care or support, and would like to speak with a priest, please contact our church office to schedule a meeting with our rector.
What is Pastoral Care?
Pastoral care means having a companion on the way: who will share with you in times of joy and sorrow; who can help you discern God's will for you; who will pray with you and seek Chr…Read More »
Spiritual direction (also known as spiritual companionship) is a spiritual practice in which a person is invited to talk about their life and their faith with a companion who is trained in listening. A spiritual direction session is a time set aside to nurture one’s personal and spiritual growth. The spiritual director creates a safe, confidential, and loving space and asks gentle, open-ended questions which encourage reflection and self-awareness. A spiritual director helps their clients to recognize that God is always inviting them into a deeper and more trusting relationship.Read More »
This faith community invites all persons to all levels of participation, leadership, and decision-making within the church regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, age, physical or mental capacity, education, socioeconomic status, or marital status. We seek to establish meaningful connections with one another through worship, work, and play as we strive to understand God’s purpose for us in the church and in the world.Read More »
A Pilgrimage is an intentional journey to experience in new ways the presence of God, the Holy One, in other people and in ourselves and in special places. While we often think of pilgrimages as long trips to far away places, they can also be as brief as going to another faith community to experience its worship, people and culture or walking in solidarity with vulnerable people …Read More »
The Bethany Labyrinth at St Elisabeth's is enjoyed by people of all different faiths as a quiet and beautiful space for meditation, centering, and connecting with the Sacred. It is located west of the rectory at the corner of Hawthorn, Greenwood, and South Avenues.
Currently being refreshed for continued use through the winter months, the Labyrinth will be fully renovated in the spring of 2024.
A Labyrinth is an ancient and cross-cultural spiritual tool designed to foster contemplation and spiritual transformation. Walked by contemplatives and lay people alike for over 4,000 years, labyrinths are typically formed as a circle with a singular path leading to a center. It is a path of prayer, a walking meditation, and supports the practice of mindfulness.
Open from dawn to dusk every day of the year. the Bethany Labyrinth is a modification of the famous Chartres Cathedral Labyrinth in France
Information sheets are available at the entrance to the labyrinth, and if you have any questions you are invited to contact our church office.
The labyrinth may be a set path, but it does not offer a set experience. Instead, it offers a door that anyone may go through, to discover realities that meet each person where each most needs to be met.
-- from An Altar in the World, Barbara Brown Taylor.