We care for each other at CVUC. Our ministers and our Pastoral Care Team are presently providing ongoing spiritual support to many who are not able to share fully in the life of the congregation or who are experiencing illness, loss or bereavement. Our prayer team prays daily for all who make a request.
2014 Annual Report
The Pastoral Care Team has had an active year, once again continuing with the regular visits and taking on new ones as required. The demands become greater as the congregation ages but the team has willingly met the pastoral care needs. I very much appreciate their efforts and they are sincerely a pleasure to work with.
Presently, the team is visiting approximately 35 people. Some team members continue to take advantage of on- going continuing education workshops.
We held the Blue Christmas/Memorial Service on Sunday afternoon, December 7. This service gave family members and friends the opportunity to reflect on the memory of their loved ones who have passed away. Trisha, in Christine’s absence, reinforced the value of this service in supporting those who find this time of the year difficult.
The Prayer Chain continues to be ably handled by Doris and Dorothy Latour. They also continue to link up volunteer drivers with church members who required a ride to church services.
Care Notes continue to be available in the literature rack in the lower hall.
The team took pleasure in assisting in the delivery of Friendship Baskets. We would like to express our sincere thanks to Joan Dobson for handling this very import project.
Betty Renwick continues to send cards to the people on the Pastoral Care list. They are very much appreciated and enjoyed by the recipients. We would like to express our sincere thanks to Betty for this valued ministry which she provides.
In June we said good bye to Rev. Neil Wallace and enjoyed a pot luck dinner before he left. In September we welcomed Rev. Dr. Christine Johnson as our part time Pastoral Care Minister.
Our team members this year are Mindy Benoit, Rachel and Bill Boone, Ruth Ann Carney, Marilyn Jensen, Christine Johnson, Shirley Johnston, Mary Anne King, Marg Knight, Claire Knudson, Doris Latour, Dorothy Latour, Diana Riethman,NormaWellsandJoanneLewis. WewelcomeChristineJohnsonandlookforwardtoherguidanceand support through the coming year.
Respectfully submitted, Joanne Lewis, Chairperson, Pastoral Care Team