The role of a BeFriender is to be a companion on the journey, through listening, presence, and compassion.
BeFriender ministers bring with them the caring presence of God and the community. Holy Name of Jesus currently has 30 active BeFrienders with several more in training
process. BeFrienders are companions on life’s journey when one of us needs that kind of support for any number of reasons. Some need BeFrienders because of job loss, or grief over the loss of a spouse or family member, illness, single parenting, divorce or loneliness.
BeFrienders go through a training process that guides them to understanding issues around confidentiality, healthy boundaries, good listening skills, empathy. All of the BeFrienders gather once a month to pray, to support one another’s ministry and to experience ongoing training.
If you are interested in becoming a BeFriender or if you need a BeFriender, contact Anne Marie Bartlett, Director of Pastoral Care, at 763-745-3484.
Please let me know if you will be able to come on Saturday, May 4 for a day away at the Totino Grace Retreat Center in Fridley, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Jackie Witter will be with us and we will have some BeFriender business time. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Cost is $35 (payable on the day).
RSVP please: Contact Anne Marie Bartlett at email@example.com or 763-745-3484.