If you are going through a difficult life event, Emmanuel may be able to provide comfort and support. Our Congregational Care Minister, Judy Davies, is a trained layperson who provides quality, confidential, Christ-centered care and support to individuals experiencing grief, divorce, illness, job loss, loneliness, disability, depression, relocation, and other challenges. She is also available for home, hospital, or nursing home visits. If you need pastoral care, or just want to talk, you may email Judy at email@example.com.
For any concern or emergency, please send a text to 410-705-4773 that includes your name, contact number, as well as the nature of your concern or emergency, and we will contact you as soon as possible.
Soul Care Navigator
If your concerns are more clinical in nature, Emmanuel can provide referral assistance through our Soul Care Navigator. As the Soul Care Navigator for Emmanuel UMC, Rev. Martina Efodzi uses her background and expertise in the field of mental health to connect members of the congregation to care by helping them navigate the complex maze of mental health and wellness resources that are available in the community. By serving as a conduit of care, she can conduct a brief, solution-focused screening with congregants to assess their needs, triage their concerns, and then direct them to outside resources that can further assist them in achieving their wellness goals. Additionally, Rev. Martina serves as an in-house facilitator of arts-based, wellness, and team building workshops at Emmanuel where she encourages her siblings in Christ to actively seek out encounters with the Divine through the creative process.
Emmanuel’s Prayer Ministry actively participates in collective prayer. The Prayer Ministry is an ongoing group who receives prayer requests and then prays for those concerns every Wednesday at 7:30 pm and in their own time and way. Members of the Prayer Ministry also pray for all ministries at Emmanuel, including birthdays and wedding anniversaries. Members of the group have all signed a covenant to ensure that all prayer requests are to be kept confidential, unless they have been instructed to share by the requestor.
Want to Help?
These are just a few ways we can serve and build a beloved community here at Emmanuel. We are open to ideas and suggestions, send us an email, let’s talk about building a stronger beloved community. Join us, we are stronger together!