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Pastoral care

Your pastoral care ministry team

At Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center, our pastoral care counselors are here to provide you and your family with the spiritual support you need. Having to stay in the hospital can be a difficult time for you and your family. It is common to have feelings of frustration, fear or even loneliness. When you are going through a difficult time, we understand the importance of meeting all of your needs, including those that are spiritual.

To learn more about the pastoral services offered at Forsyth Medical Center, please call

336-718-5545

Chaplaincy services

Pastoral care is a ministry of care and counseling provided by pastors, chaplains and other religious leaders. Our chaplains are here to provide emotional and spiritual support to patients and families of all religious beliefs. We offer the following to services to you and your family:

  • Share and sort through confused emotions
  • Receive prayer support and nonjudgmental guidance
  • Receive individual and group prayer
  • Perform rituals like baptism, communion, etc.
  • Provide communication to your local faith leader
  • Provide weekly worship service if you are confined to the hospital
  • Cope with conversation regarding end-of-life concerns
Volunteer chaplains

Volunteer chaplains extend our hospital’s ministry of spiritual support by providing trained and qualified men and women to serve alongside our current staff of chaplains. This ministry provides care and support to those that are facing illness, crisis, end of life and other life-changing circumstances.

As a volunteer chaplain, you will make visits and rounds to nursing units during daytime hours or be available as an on-call chaplain for crises and needs that may arise during the evening hours and/or the weekends.

To learn more about the pastoral services offered at Forsyth Medical Center, please call 336-718-5545.