Our Pastoral Care ministry responds to the call to serve those in need in our congregation. Our purpose is to make way for the divine Spirit to move in, through and among us by reaching out with compassion and love. Our activities include -
Visiting: One to two hour visits to give quality time to individuals who are home-bound, hospitalized, or dealing with other personal challenges.
Seasonal visits: Special visits around Christmas and Easter to present a small gift with a card made by our youth.
Check-ins: Periodic phone calls to reconnect with people, to get updates and to assess the need for assistance.
Small group ministry and Glacier View Lodge worship: Monthly informal worship programs and sharing time held at residential care facilities.
The Comox Valley Hospice Society offers free Advance Care Planning workshops to the community on a regular basis. Advance Care Planning is making decisions about the healthcare you would want to receive if you are ever unable to speak for yourself. These decisions are based on personal goals, values and preferences. and include discussions with healthcare providers and loved ones.
These practical and informative workshops explain the importance of documenting personal wishes for future healthcare and describe how to complete a Representation Agreement.
For information on upcoming workshops, please call the Hospice office at 250-339-5533 or by email at [email protected] .
Cards: Personalized cards sent to individuals, couples and families observing special life events or facing challenges.
Prayer Chain: Prayers offered regularly as requested by individuals.
Healing Touch: Sponsorship of the Hospice and St. Joseph Hospital healing touch sessions at our church.
Special Events: Present or host congregational events that address pastoral concerns such as advance care planning and dealing with dementia.