Part of Trinity's Vision Statement says that we are to be 'actively welcoming and nurturing within'. Our church is called to love all those entrusted to its care. Along with the Fellowship and Membership Committee, we aim to ensure that every person matters and feels a sense of belonging to Trinity. The Fellowship and Membership Committee is instrumental in welcoming new members, holding luncheons and other events to promote fellowship, and distributing flowers at Christmas and Easter to those who are not able to attend church.
The Minister and a group of dedicated volunteers maintain contact with members through various ways such as visiting, telephone calls, get-well and condolences cards. As well, individuals and members of our many groups reach out to one another to provide mutual care and fellowship.
Care & Concern
Our pastoral care team will maintain confidentiality regarding these relationships and may be of help with the following:
· Maintaining contact with those unable to attend church and keeping them informed about church life
· Comforting the bereaved
· Listening to and supporting those going through an illness or life crisis
· Visiting those who are in long-term care centres, retirement residences, the hospital, the hospice, or home
· Welcoming/supporting new members and families of newly baptized children
· Supporting those who are involved with care giving
Volunteer Visitor Team
Volunteer visitors are matched with members from our congregation for visiting and providing companionship, prayer, comfort and friendship. The Visitor team members meet to discuss areas of mutual concern and for learning about various aspects of pastoral care. The Visitors create their own schedules and visit as they are able.
Individuals who are going through difficulty and uncertainty can have their names added to our Prayer List. Some of these names are mentioned by the Minister in his prayers during the worship service. Names can be given to the Minister or the church office. We ask that permission is obtained from the person to be included on the list.
What can you do?
· Speak to the Minister or the church office if you, a family member, or someone within the congregation would welcome a visit, a phone call, a card, or prayers of support
· Volunteer to drive members who are unable to attend church on their own
· Consider being part of the Volunteer Visitor Team
Please contact the Minister or the church office for matters relating to pastoral care at 705-789-5660 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.