A family’s strength derives from its capacity to help, comfort and care for family members.  At St. John’s our Bereavement and Pastoral Care Teams consist of 75+ parishioners looking after the well-being of our parish family. 

For care, comfort and support from our Clergy and Pastoral Care Ministries, please contact the parish office at (910) 483-7405 or person and e-mail.

Should you feel called to volunteer for the Pastoral Care ministry of St. John’s, please contact the church office (910) 483-7405 or Pawley Shields at pawleyts@msn.com..

If you have lost a loved one and wish to make service arrangements, please contact the church office at (910) 483-7405. 

If you are grieving or wish to help others in grief, we invite you to explore the following resources:


Grief Is A Journey, Finding Your Path through Loss, Dr. Kenneth J. Doka, Atria Books, New York, NY 2016.

The following is also a comprehensive website for published resources: