Tinkling Spring offers pastoral care through the office of the Parish Associate who is usually a retired Presbyterian minister. It is the role of this individual to supplement the work of the Pastor and Associate Pastor in providing care and support to senior homebound members, members who are in care facilities such as Summit Square, Stuarts Draft Christian Home, Avante and other facilities and to be available for members of our faith community who have special needs. The Parish Associate is available for emergencies and hospital visits where he or she offers support and prayers for those facing surgeries or other hospital stays. On occasion the Parish Associate will assist the Pastor in bringing comfort and pastoral care to those who are facing bereavement in the loss of a loved one. Through the means of our monthly Newsletter the Parish Associate will highlight information and spiritual insights that are helpful for our members as they make their way on this faith journey. This is a way to help newer and younger members to appreciate the history and diversity of our congregation.
At the present time, The Rev. Merle L. Fisher, Jr. serves as our Parish Associate and he is on call day or night and can be reached at 941-0079 in Fishersville.
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