Please contact Rev. Dr Murray Groom or Joan Keith-Burgwin (Pastoral Care Convener)
Pastoral Care, or Spiritual Care, as it is increasingly known, embodies the caring of another who is in distress. In turn, this embodies the whole of the Christian message: the work of all of us is to care for each other.
The Pastoral Care team has continued to be active in visiting with those who are sick or bereaved, as well as sending cards, and flowers where appropriate. In addition to “official” visits, we engage in more informal listening activities during coffee time, and with telephone calls. We are still working on the task of increasing the scope of Pastoral Care, and hope to realize a new small space to meet with those who wish to share personal concerns.
It is a policy of the team to meet from time to time, and especially in the Christmas Season, with members of the congregation who are unable to leave their homes through infirmity. It is such a pleasure to hear their stories and to keep up with their lives.
A recent new activity for Pastoral Care has been to contact the families of those congregation members who have died through the years, in order to inform them of the new opportunity to have a plaque for the deceased on the new boards in the Memorial Garden, as well as the possibility of entries in the new Memorial Book.