Pastoral Care Team

The Pastoral Care team at Knox helps us to connect and care for one another in the concerns and celebrations of our lives. Pastoral Care team members turn loving care into action for those experiencing loss, grief, loneliness or illness.

Phone calls and visits to those who are shut in, in hospital, or residential care. We welcome newcomers, deliver home-cooked meals, scripture cards and arrange pastoral contact with the minister.
Pastoral care has set up Caring Circles to help each member of the congregation to stay connected..

What is a prayer chain? A group of people from Knox who have agreed to pray for people as part of their daily prayers. They are linked, like a chain, to one another so that the needs for prayer can be passed on to all the members of the chain. Please note:  no-one is added to a prayer list without their knowledge and consent
Who are we? We are a group of volunteers who believe in the power of prayer. We believe that healing is Jesus Christ meeting us at our point of need.
Who can be prayed for? Requests are received from anyone at all who feels in need of prayer, or who might have a relative, friend or person they are concerned about, or an issue that they wish to be remembered in prayer. Normally, but not in every circumstance, those being prayed for specifically should know about any request made on their behalf and be in agreement with it going forward.
Is it the same as being prayed for at Sunday worship? No. The prayer chain does not pass names for use in public worship.
Will those being prayed for become known in church circles? No. This is a confidential process. Members of the prayer chain may only pass on information to other prayer chain members directly. They will not leave messages on answer phones or leave papers about in church to be picked up by colleagues.
What sort of issues can be prayed for? Any situations that cause sadness, anxiety and distress: For those who are bereaved; Accident victims; Those preparing for, or recovering from surgery or illness; Those going through stressful times in their lives; Any who are fearful; The terminally ill; Those with family worries; ... and others too. 
How do I make a request? You may call the church office @ 240-248-3927 or send an email to Knox Administration New links on the prayer chain are always welcome. If you feel called to pray for the needs of others, please contact us to find out more. 

The Healing Pathway Ministry follows the Christian tradition of Jesus in healing. Teams of trained volunteer Healing Pathway Practitioners facilitate the healing of body, mind, emotion and spirit. The quiet space of the Healing Room provides a sanctuary for those who come to experience God’s love, peace, and healing.  The practitioners offer energy healing sessions at Knox, in homes (by request), and at Forward House. We are pleased to once again be taking appointments on Thursdays at 9:30 an 10:30 a.m.  Please email us to make an appointment

is meeting each Friday afternoon to remember, reflect,support and encourage one another in the journey of grief.  

Our card ministry sends out cards to celebrate important Birthdays, Anniversaries and other occasions of note. If you know someone who is celebrating please contact US!

Energy healing, Memory Loss & Caregivers Support Groups, Grief Group and Anxiety and
Depression Workshop.

CONTACT US Knox United Church Healing & Pastoral Care Team