Pastoral Care

Hillsdale Hospital offers Pastoral Care Services where we reach out to a local pastor/religious leader of the patient’s preferred faith or contact one of our on-call volunteer pastors if our patients would like a pastoral visit.  The on-call volunteer pastor is available 24/7 in emergency situations.  Pastoral Care Services is extended not only to our patients, but to their families and all hospital staff as well.  Additional resources include religious literature and access to technology that would allow patients to virtually visit with a pastor/religious leader or virtually attend a religious service.

A chapel is located on the Ground Floor (across from the cafeteria) that is open 24/7 for prayer and quiet contemplation.  All Pastoral Care Services are available to all people of all faiths or of no faith at all.  To request one of these services, please inform your nurse or dial “0” from your hospital phone.

Pastors & Religious Leaders can assist with:

  • Issues of fear, anxiety, anger, guilt or depression
  • Listening to concerns about your illness or hospitalization
  • Dealing with grief, loss and change
  • Praying with you
  • Providing sacraments and scripture
  • Searching for meaning and hope
  • Seeking God’s presence
  • Ethical issues and end-of-life decisions
  • Crisis counseling
  • Supporting family members experiencing feelings of fear, grief or lost
  • Supporting the spiritual needs of hospital staff

Pastoral Care Director Lucas Miller

Pastor Miller’s role is to ensure the provision of pastoral/spiritual care to our patients, residents, their loved ones and the healthcare team. He graduated from Hillsdale College in 2001 and Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in 2007. He served as an associate pastor at Westgate Church in the suburbs of Boston before returning to Hillsdale County in 2010. Since returning he has served as the pastor of Somerset Congregational Church.

Local Churches Services Streaming Online

Patients staying in the hospital and unable to attend a religious service can stream services online. Links for streaming services at local churches are listed below. If you do not have a personal device with you to use, please ask any member of team and we will get you an iPad!

Click the headers at the top of the columns to sort. For example, if you are looking for a service on a specific day, click "Day" at the top of the third column and it will sort them by day. You can also use the search bar at the top of the table to search for a specific date, church, etc.
Church NameLive or RecordedDayTimeOnline Location 1Online Location 2
Abundant Life Assembly of GodLiveSunday10:30 AM
Adriel Christian ChurchRecorded (audio only)
Cambria Baptist ChurchRecorded (audio only)Monday10:00 AM
College Baptist ChurchRecordedMonday
Countryside Bible ChurchRecordedSunday1:00 PM
Fayette Street Church of ChristLiveSunday10:30 AM
Hillsdale Community Nazarene ChurchLiveSunday11:00 AM
Hillsdale Community Nazarene ChurchLiveSunday6:00 PM
Hillsdale Free Methodist ChurchLiveSunday8:30 AM
Hillsdale Free Methodist ChurchLiveSunday10:50 AM
Hillsdale House of RefugeLiveSunday10:30 AM
Hillsdale House of RefugeLiveWednesday6:30 PM
Hillsdale House of RefugeLiveMonday- Friday10:00 AM
Hillsdale Orthodox Presbyterian ChurchLiveSunday10:00 AM
Hillsdale Orthodox Presbyterian ChurchLiveSunday6:00 PM
Hillsdale United BrethrenRecordedSunday9:30 AM
Hillsdale United Methodist ChurchLiveSunday9:30 AM
Hillsdale United Methodist ChurchLiveSunday11:00 AM
Holy Trinity ChurchLiveSunday8:30 AM
Holy Trinity ChurchLiveSunday10:30 AM
Somerset Congregational ChurchLiveSunday10:30 AM
St. Paul's Lutheran ChurchLiveSunday10:30 AM
Universal Celtic MinistryRecorded
Wheatland Congregational ChurchLiveSunday9:30 AM