The Northlake Pastoral Associates team has been established to provide emotional and spiritual care through supportive listening, communication, and companionship. Specifically, the team will:


  • Support the Northlake community by providing a peer “attentive ear” for emotional support.
  • Provide a brief after-service “listening and support circle” for people having concerns and perhaps needing additional attention or assistance with an immediate issue. As needed, we will meet at the front of the sanctuary.
  • Provide support with referrals to community resources for assistance.


We recognize that other people or groups often provide these aspects of support and we do not intend this team to be a substitute for existing sources of support. The Pastoral Associates Team serves as support at the broader congregational level.


At Sunday services, members may be identified by their light purple name tags.


Chair: Celestine W.


Committee Members: Carol A., Ilene S., and Hal D.


Email the Pastoral Associates Committee


Meeting Time/Location: This group is not open for visitors. Please contact the group if you would like more information.

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