Two Sunday Services, one in the morning and one in the afternoon; includes Holy Communion every week for those in attendance and for the bedridden (regardless of denominational background, for other branches of Christ’s Church are affectionately invited).
Extensive Visitation Ministry (includes adopting multiple people from entry into the facility until they leave or pass on). This includes numerous lay people and several clergy including one assigned permanently to St. Lazarus Mission
Pastoral Care by a dedicated priest/pastor
Hospital Visitation of the sick
Visitation of the Sick and Bedridden
Hospice Visitation by a dedicated pastor, Fr. Chris Herman
Last Rites administered by a Priest
Partnership with Dominion Academy of Dayton, a local school, facilitating regular visits by students from grades 1-8.
Sunday Service including Holy Communion every week for those in attendance and for the bedridden (regardless of denominational background, for other branches of Christ’s Church are affectionately invited).
Planning to expand visitation ministry Q4, 2016 or Q1, 2017
Visitation by laity (primarily) has been ongoing for months and continues to be a major thrust of St. Lazarus Mission.
Sunday Service including Holy Communion once each month for those in attendance and for the bedridden (regardless of denominational background, for other branches of Christ’s Church are affectionately invited).
You care about this and so do we.
We care about people and want nobody to every be at risk of harm. We have risk reduction policies in place to such as making sure the staff always knows when we are present. We never entering a room without permission. When we do enter a room, we always leave the door open, and so forth. Almost all of our visits are in public gathering spaces in the first place, and this is on purpose. None of us goes anywhere without proper supervision and authorization. In 25 years we have never had any incident of any kind, and we take our reputation seriously.
As an Activities Director, you doubtless care whether we have thought about this matter. And, we have. We will obey your facility’s guidelines, too.
We are glad to provide references and contact information for you to speak directly with people who know us.
Sometimes it is a good idea to make sure everyone understands what to expect. It is not a problem for us to make committments in writing. This will allow you to hold us accountable to do what we say we will do. We are glad to state clearly what you can depend upon us to do, and even to build into our mutual understanding a time of testing after which we can reevaluate how things are going, make adjustments, and so forth.
We NEVER take up a collection at any service or at any other time. Our ministry to the residents, family, and staff is completely funded by supporters from OUTSIDE the facilities we serve. Our ministry is ALWAYS COMPLETELY FREE OF CHARGE.
You are part of the facility."
You built long term relationships over a long time with the staff, management, residents, and earned trust…And you worked hard at it.”
You loved everyone, and you didn't care if they had your beliefs or not."
You love all the people."
We couldn't do our job without you."