Pastoral Care

Through our compassionate and dedicated staff and a broad network of volunteers, we extend care to one another.

Pastoral Support

Plymouth’s ministers call on members in their homes, in hospitals and in care centers to bring the presence of the community to those who benefit from being reminded of their place among us. The clergy plan memorial services with individual care, and they engage with couples as they prepare for marriage. See contact information at right.

Other Sources of Support & Care at Plymouth

Care Cabinet

The Care Cabinet is designed to be a one-stop shop for information that Plymouth members need. Please help us ensure we are comprehensive in our approach and finding appropriate answers by letting us know your concerns and questions using this online form.

Visitors Program

Members of the church bring cheer and warmth to many who find it difficult to come to worship. Contact: Beth Hoffman Faeth, BethF (at) Plymouth.org

BeFriender Ministry

BeFrienders listen without judgment, providing support for Plymouth members in times of transition, grief, loss or difficult life situations. Contact: Beth Hoffman Faeth, BethF (at) Plymouth.org

Prayer Chain

The Prayer Chain group supports members of the congregation in times of need through prayer. To ask to be included in the group’s prayers or to join the group, contact Joan Wicklund, joanwic09 (at) gmail.com, 952/925-9434.

Patient Support

Need support in the medical and health-care system because you are uncomfortable and stressed? Contact Patient Support person Ginger Seybold via email, vseybold (at) umn.edu. She is a professor emeritus at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Her phone number is 651/398-1319; for details, see her flyer.

Dementia Project

The group’s objectives are to foster an understanding of the disease of dementia and to offer fellowship, community, compassion and assistance to those who are living with dementia. For more information, contact Parker Trostel, ptrostel (at) comcast.net, 612/926-7746

Parish Nurses

Three volunteer nurses reach out to members who are ill or who need help finding appropriate resources. Contact: Beth Hoffman Faeth, BethF (at) Plymouth.org

Community Resources

Psychotherapy is a treatment process that uses specialized techniques of caring that have been designed to offer effective, long-lasting help for people suffering from a wide range of difficulties. Therapy can also help fulfill aspirations for personal growth or self-improvement. Finding a therapist can be difficult so feel free to call on Plymouth’s clergy to support and encourage you in this process.

Pastoral counseling is care of the soul in a holistic context that blends religion and theology with methods of contemporary and traditional psychology. In addition to being licensed psychotherapists, pastoral counselors are typically ordained clergy and/or persons with advanced degrees in theology. Westminster Counseling Center, located near Plymouth Church in downtown Minneapolis, is an excellent source for pastoral counseling.

Spiritual direction is the process of accompanying people on a spiritual journey, inviting a deeper relationship with the spiritual aspect of being human. Wisdom Ways Center for Spirituality is one of a number of spiritual direction centers and retreats in Minnesota.

Domestic abuse in our homes and family relationships must not be tolerated. If you are suffering from abuse by your spouse, partner or parents, please know you’re not alone and that many people want to help. Talk to Plymouth’s ministers or contact the Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women.

First Call for Help (dial 211) provides referrals to more than 4,000 human services organizations.

Contact

Rev. Beth Hoffman Faeth
BethF (at) Plymouth.org
(612) 977-1286

In case of an emergency, you can reach the minister on call at (612) 871-7400 at any time; listen to the voicemail menu for detailed instructions.