Pastoral Care Visitors are trained volunteers who assist the Rector in visiting those parishioners who are ill or shut-in. They provide a link between the parishioner and the parish.
There is a Pastoral Care Visitor course offered once a year at the Red Deer Regional Hospital. Watch for information for when this is to be held.
Besides providing a friendly social visit, the Pastoral Care Visitor is willing to pray with you and explore spiritual matters.
Pastoral Care Course for 2022/2023
Do you have an interest, calling or are just curious about Pastoral Care? Maybe you want to be better equipped to support your church community, friends or your own family. We are all called to care and care deeply, as we are able, with one another. Maybe this is a “brush up” opportunity or time for skill refreshing. Please consider this an invitation to join us. Together we will reflect on who we are as pastoral caregivers and how we can use what we have to perhaps lessen the burden of another. Pastoral care is about listening and the ministry of presence, rooted in our love for each other and our faith in Jesus.
Perhaps you know of someone in your church community that has taken this course or other pastoral training. Ask them about what they thought, what they learned; how things changed pastorally for them.
In this course there will be a bit reading and/or reflecting as preparation for each of the evenings. There will be learning through new information, sharing and skill development. We will form a pastoral community on our own.
I am extending two opportunities – November/December 2022 on Wednesdays and February/March 2023 on Tuesdays. This is a Zoom class and there is no fee.
Pastoral Care course 2022
Wednesdays – November 2,9,16, 23, 30, December 7 and 14. The time is 6:30 pm – 8:45 pm. Deadline to register will be October 24 or a full class.
Pastoral Care course 2023
Tuesdays – February 14, 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28. The time is 6:30 pm – 8:45 pm. Deadline to register will be February 3 or a full class.
There will be a minimum of 6 people and a max of 15.
Please register with Rev. Tracey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions are also welcome.
Indicate which course you would like to attend.