Please contact the Vicar, The Rev. Cathy Tibbetts, for assistance and questions about pastoral services at The Falls Church Episcopal.
Church Office Phone: (703) 241-0003 ~ Email: Cathy Tibbetts
Pastoral Care and Prayer Request forms are also available each Sunday in the Narthex and may be placed in the offering plate during the Sunday Eucharist. The clergy observes the Sabbath on Mondays, but is available in emergencies.
Persons of any age may be baptized at The Falls Church Episcopal. Parents who wish to have their child baptized are encouraged to submit a Child Baptism Form. Adults who wish the sacrament of baptism, are encouraged to submit an Adult Application Form. Please contact The Rev. Cathy Tibbetts by email or phone for more information.
Confirmation, Reaffirmation, Reception
Confirmation, reaffirmation, and reception are mature affirmations of our baptismal vows and public declarations of membership to the Episcopal Church. Youth and adults wishing these sacraments are encouraged to contact the Rev. Cathy Tibbetts for more information by email or phone for more information. Application forms for confirmation, reaffirmation, and reception can be found here.
Christian marriage is a sacrament of the church in which a couple takes life-long vows before God, their families and the Church, seeking God’s grace and blessing to help them fulfill these vows. Couples contemplating marriage at TFCE should contact the Rev. Cathy Tibbetts to arrange a date and allow time for premarital counseling. A minimum 60-day notice is normally required. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact Rev. Tibbetts by phone or email.
We would be glad to pray for you and your loved ones in your time of need. To have a name added to the weekly prayer list, please complete a Prayer Request form available each Sunday on the Welcome Table and place it in the offering plate or email The Rev. Cathy Tibbetts.
On Wednesday evening, during the mid-week service of Evening Prayer and Holy Eucharist (held most Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall), an opportunity is provided for special prayers offered for yourself or loved ones. For more information or to discuss a prayer request please contact The Rev. Cathy Tibbetts by phone or email.
There are times in all of our lives where it helps to have a safe place to speak in confidence with someone who can be a listening ear and a resource for spiritual support. If you would like to talk with TFCE’s Vicar about such a matter please contact The Rev. Cathy Tibbetts, either by phone or email.
Reconciliation of a Penitent within the Episcopal Church is a sacramental rite in which those who wish to repent of their sins may confess them to God in the presence of a priest and receive the assurance of God’s pardon and the grace of absolution. If you would like to schedule a time for private confession with TFCE’s Vicar please contact The Rev. Cathy Tibbetts either by phone or by email.
This ministry is one-to-one lay caring ministry. Stephen Ministers are equipped and empowered through an internationally recognized system of training and supervision to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting. Individuals interested in volunteering for this ministry are needed and welcome. TFCE is also happy to assist individuals seeking care. Please contact Rachel Woodson for information about this ministry.
Hospital Visit/Ministration of the Sick
The Vicar regularly visits parishioners in the hospital and at home during times of illness to provide support, prayer, and sacraments, if desired. Contact The Rev. Cathy Tibbetts either by phone or email.
Funerals and Grief Counseling
TFCE’s Vicar is available to assist the families of our Parish and others in our surrounding community with end-of-life pastoral care, funeral planning, and bereavement counseling. For more information, or to request care please call or email The Rev. Cathy Tibbetts.