A small corps of volunteer Lay Pastoral visitors assist the clergy in visiting people in hospital, senior’s residences, or their homes, or keeping in telephone contact with those who need support.
Regular communion services are offered at Erin Mills Lodge, Parkland on the Glen, Silverthorn, Wenleigh, Amica City Centre, Amica Erin Mills, and the McCall Centre. A monthly Prayer and Praise service is also offered at Erinview Retirement residence. Volunteers help provide music and other forms of leadership during a number of these services.
Our Home Communion visitors take the blessed sacrament from the altar after a service directly to the homes of people who are too ill to come to worship.
Yet another faithful group deliver chancel flowers each week to nursing homes, individuals, and to hospitals.
Prayer shawls are available in the Incumbent’s office. If you have a friend or loved one who needs a special reminder of God’s embrace, ask for a prayer shawl and take it with a note of prayer from us. If you wish to knit prayer shawls the instructions may be found at www.shawlministry.com
At Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter we bring 60-70 seniors from a variety of homes and facilities to the church for communion, tea and treats and singing. It is always a joy filled celebration.
Grief Support Groups are offered at various times during the year. These groups are intended for adults who are grieving the loss of a partner, sibling, parent, or friend and would like support in their grief. Topics of discussion include dealing with emotions, self-care, relationships, and coping with special days.
Our Incumbent and Associate priests visit regularly and are always on call at Credit Valley or Trillium Hospitals for emergency services and follow up after patients have been discharged from hospital.
To inform the clergy of a hospitalization or pastoral need, please call the Church Office at 905-828-2095. If you would like to assist in any of the pastoral care ministries, please contact the Incumbent or Associate who can discuss with you the requirement for the volunteer positions.