If you are an adult who is interested in knowing more about Confirmation in your own life, and have not been previously confirmed in the Episcopal Church, please contact Rev. Melody or Fr. Cameron for information about the process leading to Confirmation on July 11. ( or

During May and June, adult confirmands will explore the implications of Confirmation in a series of flexible and convenient conversations with clergy. If you aren’t formally affiliated with the Episcopal Church, please give prayerful consideration to do so this summer.
Dates and times for meeting TBA

Offered through the School for Christian Faith and Leadership in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, this course is ideal for those interested in Lay Eucharistic Visitation, our healing prayer ministry, our Pastoral Care Response teams, or anyone seeking guidance to better care for others. This course will be offered on zoom Monday evenings beginning Apr 19th, from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, and will be taught by Rev. Joan Crittenden.

Over this six-week course learn the basic and advanced skills of pastoral care. Care for one another is a calling of the body of Christ. In this biblically grounded training, participants will explore a biblical model of care, basic and advanced skills of pastoral care, guidelines for home and hospital visitations, and the value of prayer.

  • Week 1: Biblical Basis for Pastoral Care
  • Week 2: Basic Skills for Caring
  • Week 3: Advanced Skills for Caring
  • Week 4: The Use of the Bible and Guidelines for Home Visitation
  • Week 5: Pastoring in the Spirit
  • Week 6: Caring for People in Crisis

The Rev. Joan Crittenden is a deacon in the Episcopal Church currently serving at Christ Church in LaPlata, MD and Christ Church in Wayside, MD, a volunteer chaplain at Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center and a palliative care chaplain at SagePoint Senior Living Services. She also serves as an end-of-life doula. Deacon Crittenden is on a mission to help prospective lay caregivers develop good pastoral care skills.

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Or email Rev. Melody at for more information.

Morning Prayer Opportunities

Every morning (except Sunday) Morning Prayer Rite II from the Daily Office (BCP page 75) is available live online via ZOOM. The routine of daily Morning Prayer is foundational; it starts your day with recognition of the blessings that/who surround us and leads us through prayers for the church and for the world. It is led by lay folk – no previous experience is necessary and everything needed is provided (that is except for you of course). ZOOM is opened for pre-prayer conversation around 7:00, the service begins promptly at 7:30 and is completed by 8:00. Thursday mornings you may attend in person in the narthex or ZOOM. Simply click here to join. This opportunity is open to all, and that means ALL! Try it, we will all be made richer by your presence.