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Spiritual care

Promoting inner peace, connection and well-being.

Explore spiritual experiences that enhance your daily life and honor your beliefs

  • Christian worship services, including the sacraments
  • ​Bible studies, prayer groups and faith-based programs
  • Visits on your request by a campus pastor, trained staff and volunteers
  • Spiritual comfort and support for you and your family in times of crisis through compassionate presence, prayer and confidential counsel
  • Support for you and your family to cope with serious illness and end-of-life
  • Coordination of religious and memorial services for you or your loved one
  • Support and encouragement to stay connected with your own faith community

Spiritual life

You and your neighbors shape the spiritual life of the community.

Each community has a Spiritual Life Committee that works with the campus pastor to plan spiritual care programs and services.

Signature ministries

  • Praying Hands Ministry provides guidance and encourages residents, staff, volunteers and family to pray for and with one another.
  • Comfort Care Baskets contain a variety of items offered to provide comfort to residents and their families facing death and the dying process.
  • Bedside Memorial and Procession of Honor invites families, residents and staff to celebrate life and mourn the passing of the deceased. The Bedside Memorial offers a time of prayer, scripture reading and reflection. Following the Bedside Memorial, the Procession of Honor begins as the body is lovingly escorted to the front door of the community. Employees, volunteers and neighbors line the halls in quiet respect as the procession passes by. This gives everyone in the community who have known and cared for that individual an opportunity to be present and mourn together.
  • The Service of Remembrance gathers the community regularly to express grief and share stories in a compassionate space — a respectful memorial from PHS.
  • Blessing of the Hands and Service of Dedication are ceremonies inviting staff to prepare themselves to serve you and God. An anointing with oil and prayer reflects each employee’s work as a ministry. The Service of Dedication asks for God’s blessing on employees serving in key leadership and spiritual care positions. While participation in these ceremonies is voluntary, they have become a rich part of the new employee experience.