COMMUNITY OF HOPE
Community of Hope International is comprised of laypeople who are called and trained to serve in all forms of pastoral care to members of our Holy Innocents’ church community as lay ministers. Pastoral care is when a person is “present” in a listening, compassionate, non-controlling manner to an individual or group, consciously or unconsciously representing God to them and seeking to respond to their spiritual needs. Community of Hope is based on the monastic Rule of St. Benedict, which emphasizes obedience, humility, and discipline.
Holy Innocents is blessed to have a strong and faithful group of people serving in our chapter of Community of Hope since the spring of 2018.
The Rev. Ruth Pattison, Associate Rector |