Pastoral Care

We want to know you and care for you through these important ministries.


Robin Puryear, Director of Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care

To arrange for any of the visits listed below, or to learn more, please contact Robin Puryear, Director of Pastoral Care | 615-385-2150 x 247 or

Calls & Home Visits

We love to care for our parishioners. Do you know of anyone, homebound or otherwise, in need of a phone call or visit? Please let us know.

Hospital Visits

An important part of the church’s role in the community is to provide care in times of need. Our clergy visit local hospitals to visit church members in need of prayer, anointing, or a visit.


We who are many are one body because we all share one bread and one cup. Our volunteer team of Lay Eucharistic Visitors brings Holy Eucharist to those who are not able to come to St. George’s for services.


St. George’s clergy are available to speak with you personally to provide pastoral support and encouragement.  Please contact any of our clergy directly to schedule an appointment. Our clergy are also able to recommend professional counselors as needed.

Navigating Grief & Loss

We periodically offer a 5-week class led in partnership with therapists from Insight Counseling Centers. for all who are experiencing grief and loss. 

Contact Robin Puryear, Director of Pastoral Care, to inquire about upcoming offerings at 615-385-2150 x 247 or

Prayer & Healing Ministry

Sunday Healing Prayers

God heals. We trust that God yearns for all of us to pray for and experience healing – physical, emotional, relational, spiritual. And we give thanks to God when people do experience healing. It’s not every time we pray, and it’s not always in the ways that we expect. But week after week as we pray together, God comes with healing, freedom, joy, and peace. Week after week, God is healing people we love here at St. George’s.

Those who attend services at 8:45 and 9:00am on Sunday morning are invited to receive personal prayers for healing after receiving communion. Each Sunday, prayer ministers will be waiting to pray with you and for you.

Questions? Contact Brad Thomason, Coordinator | 615-604-3109 or​.

Wednesday Healing Service

God delights to bring healing into all parts of our lives. If you desire prayers for yourself or others, we invite you to our Healing Service every Wednesday at 10:00am in the Chapel. In addition to readings and Eucharist, a priest and a lay person will be present to pray with you for any need including physical, mental, or emotional healing.

Wednesday Prayer Meeting

We share a time of spirit-filled worship through praise and music, uplifting teaching, and prayers – including prayers for healing. There is no better way to spend time with God and with one another. We guarantee your spirit will be filled!

Join us each Wednesday at 5:30pm in person in the Chapel.

Questions? Contact the Ven. Martin Odidi | 615-385-2150 x 217 or

Caring Ministries

Each ministry below exists to provide support for our church family in times of need. And each ministry exists thanks to abundant volunteer support from church members. The groups below would be delighted to have new volunteers in their midst, and they would be equally delighted to be able to serve you through their area of ministry.

Caring Connections

We care for and connect with those in our parish family who are unable to be with us for worship and other weekly activities. Connecting could be as simple as a visit, a phone call, or a card each month.

Questions? Contact Karen Lackey, Coordinator | 615-352-6263 or

Chefs on Call

This group prepares a choice of casseroles that are frozen for the urgent or chronic needs of our church family and friends. A casserole may be picked up at any time in the church kitchen.

Questions? Contact Sally Miller, Coordinator |

Flower Ministry

Volunteers deliver special flowers to stay-at-home parishioners during the Christmas and Easter seasons.

Questions? Contact Robin Puryear, Director of Pastoral Care | 615-385-2150 x 247 or

Inreach Shepherds

The Shepherds are a volunteer team ready to answer short term needs of St. George’s parishioners—from rides to the doctor or church, to errands, to small household tasks. They "reach in" to smooth out temporary rough spots in times of need.

Questions? Contact Robin Puryear, Director of Pastoral Care | 615-385-2150 x 247 or

Littlest Angels

Volunteers deliver a meal for church members with new babies soon after the birth of a child.

Questions? Contact Stephanie Gillmor at or Catherine Grace at, Coordinators

Phoebe’s Meals

Based on Romans 16:1-2, this ministry arranges up to 6 meals for parishioners who, for whatever reason, would be blessed by a hot meal delivered to their home.

Questions? Contact Kate Meriwether, Coordinator |

Prayer Shawl Ministry

This group of experienced and novice knitters and crocheters meet the first Saturday of each month from 10:00am to 1:00pm in the Library. Prayer shawls are given to those who would benefit from a spiritual "hug." Prayers are said as the shawls are being made and blessed by a priest when finished. If you would like to be a part of this ministry but do not know how to knit or crochet, we will be happy to teach you.

Questions? Contact Mary Jackson, Coordinator | 615-330-4153 or


St. George’s ROGUES (Retired Old Guys Unpaid Executive Services) offer assistance to the community in multiple ways. They bring life and career experience to help with St. George’s Enterprise Ministries (SGEM), Crisis Response team, and other initiatives. They’re available to offer support and mentoring to anyone needing it, and they welcome any other retirees interested in joining them. For more information, contact the Rev. Richard Kew and the rest of the team at