Pastoral Care

Pastoral care is at the heart of God’s work for people of all ages at the Community Church. The word pastor comes from Latin word for shepherd. God is the Shepherd. In Psalm 23 the Shepherd leads, guides, feeds, comforts and protects his sheep. 

Community Church pastors are deeply committed to their congregation and the Vero Beach community. This commitment includes hospital, hospice and home visits for the sick or injured, counseling and prayer, religious education, funerals, and weddings, as well as organizing religious and faith-based community activities on and off campus.

Visitations by Clergy and Members

Families look forward to visitations and prayers from clergy and Community Church members. Visiting clergy have the freedom to spend as much time as they need to provide support and words of comfort. They also know that they will not only receive a visit, but that our prayer group will also be praying for them. Community Church members deliver flowers and comfort as well.

Memorial Services

Heartache, loneliness, pain and despair strikes us at the loss of a loved one. People grieve in different ways. Saying goodbye to a loved one is difficult. Family tension adds to the stress during an already emotional time. And, families are often unsure about what’s involved in memorial service planning and bereavement. They look to Community Church clergy for advice and counsel, and often welcome the special counseling and contact during the year after their loss.

Grief Support Group

People who attend the Grief Support Group look to the clergy for support and expressions of comfort. They are thrilled when Community Church clergy drops in for a few minutes. The Pastoral Care clergy also helps find compelling discussion materials for their meetings.

Community Church Clergy Reach Out to Seniors in Assisted Living

The residents at The Isles of Vero, the independent senior living in Vero Beach, enjoy our monthly communion service on the first Sunday of each month.  They have a strong bond with the clergy, as well as our our musician and deacon who accompany the clergy each month.  Several residents have told us that this is their only opportunity to receive communion.

Do you know seniors in assisted living who would enjoy Pastoral Care from Community Church clergy? Call Suzzanne Rice, Pastoral Care Administrator, at 772-562-3633.

Find Out More

Your Community Church provides confidential caring and compassionate Pastoral Care to anyone in our church or community. Contact Suzzanne Rice, Pastoral Care Administrator, or Rev. Holly Adams at 772-562-3633 or

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