Ministry to Armed Forces personnel is a continuing need in our diocese. Large numbers of young people continue to enter and serve in the military, and subsequently return to civilian life at the end of their tour of duty. Parochial ministry to those who serve in the Armed Forces should include prayers and recognition when they leave for active duty, when they return home on leave, and when they finally return to civilian status. Caring for their families while the loved one is deployed is also part of our call. Placing service men and women on parish mailings lists and sending them an occasional letter does much to cement home ties and bring the service person home as an active parishioner.
For more information about how to support Armed Forces personnel, contact the Rev. Babs Meairs, 858-521-0443.
The Episcopal Office of Armed Services and Federal Ministries can be reached by visiting its page on the Episcopal Church’s website.