Pastoral Care / Prayer

Pastoral Care
One way we demonstrate our faithfulness as a Christian community is by caring for each other. In the midst of all of the joys and sorrows of this life we seek to be a present and helpful presence in each other’s lives. We believe that it is the call of every church member to be a caring presence in the midst of this community. All of our clergy are available to respond to your pastoral care needs. If you have a concern you would like to share with them please contact Rev. Douglas King.

Online Prayer Chain
Prayer is the lifeblood of our relationship with God. We turn to God in prayer to express our gratitude for our joys, to mourn our losses, to ask forgiveness, to seek answers and to be healed. ​The Brick Church Prayer Chain is open to all members of The Brick Church. It is meant to establish a community where prayers may be shared that are both personal or addressing the concerns of our larger community and world. We seek to provide a forum in which congregants can come together to support each other and pray together. This page is password protected for the confidentiality of members. If you would like to join, email Rev. Douglas King for your request to be added.
Prayer Matters: Group Prayer the Second or Third Sunday of the Month
Please share your joys and concerns while praying for the needs of others by joining us in group prayer. We will pray for our family and friends, including those serving our country or stricken with illness, those who have lost their jobs or their homes and those who are suffering from natural disasters. There is great strength in praying as a group. As Jesus said, “For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”We will meet the second or third Sunday of each month from 12:30 to 1 p.m. in the Chapel. In 2020, Prayer Matters will meet on Jan. 12, Feb. 9, March 22, April 19, May 17, June 14, July 19 and Aug. 16. 

Prayer Partners
If you feel called to offer compassion and support for others, please consider joining the Sunday Prayer Partners team. Prayer partners are available after the service to pray with others and help them find solace in God’s Word. We urge you to consider participating in this important aspect of our service. To volunteer, or if you have questions, contact the Rev. Douglas King. This group meets nearly every Sunday, except the first Sunday of the month when the church holds a Healing Service instead.

Service of Healing and Wholeness
The First Sunday of each month immediately following the 11 A.M. service in the Chapel of the Reformed Faith
Those who wish may gather in the chapel for a Service of Healing and Wholeness. The liturgy will include the reading of scripture, prayer, and the opportunity for people to come forward and receive individual prayer and the anointing of their forehead with oil making the sign of the cross. Those who attend will receive individual private prayers for the concerns in their lives or the lives of those they love that relate to their spiritual, emotional, or physical well being. As Christians we believe that God claims our entire lives. Recognizing this gift and God’s transformative power, in worship we offer unto the divine all that we are, every joy and concern that inhabits our lives.