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Pastoral & Caring Ministries

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Pastoral Care

Difficult times arise in everyone’s lives, and AHCC’s pastors are available to provide confidential, nonjudgmental spiritual and emotional support during challenging times, including loss, divorce, or other life changes. Please reach out to the church office at 860.525.5696 to be connected with the pastor best suited to offer you support. Please remember to let the church know if you are hospitalized; due to current laws, it is impossible for the ministers to access information directly from the hospital. You are not alone; we are here for you.

Click a link below to connect with a pastor:

Rev. Erica Thompson

Rev.  Jordan Bucey

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Congregational Care Team (CCT)

The Congregational Care Team is a small group of skilled, spiritually mature, trained parishioners who work with the pastors to provide loving support to members of our family of faith and purposefully pray for members of our community.
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Flower Arrangers and Deliverers

Each Sunday, generous members donate flowers for the communion table in honor or in memory of loved ones. Following the worship service, these large bouquets are made into smaller bouquets and delivered to a member who needs special consideration. Please reach out to the church office at 860.525.5696 if you would like to donate an arrangement, work with others on Sunday morning to create smaller arrangements, or deliver these uplifting bouquets to people in our family of faith who need some extra love.
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Prayer Shawl Ministry

One way that we have been able to share God’s love and warmth with others is to provide prayer shawls to people who need a loving “hug” – a visible sign of God’s presence and love. If you feel called to knit or crochet prayer shawls, your shawl donation would be greatly appreciated and can be dropped off at the church office during normal business hours.


Hill Quilters

The Hill Quilters is a group that meets regularly to design and lovingly create quilts that are donated to area agencies, new neighbors, or as gifts for other special occasions. The Quilters have also done many projects around the church, including a beautiful set of paraments for the sanctuary.

To find out how you can be a part of this fun and creative group contact Barbara Matthews at 413.535.7774.