AUGUST 1, 2017
We are one step closer to Fall with the return of Rev. Kelley from her family trip to Brazil. Welcome back, Kelley.
JULY 2, 2017
Rev. Justin McNeill will be available during the next three weeks for pastoral emergencies. He is a minister at St. Thomas United and can be reached at 403-241-0366 or Justin McNeill
JUNE 11, 2017
Pastoral Care Ministry held their volunteer luncheon following service on Sunday morning. About thirty members of the ministry committee and their Petal Groups along with invited guests gathered to share stories of their year of service to the congregation at St. David's.
MAY 7, 2017
Bring your sneakers to church on Sunday so that you can join with the Pastoral Care Ministry for "Spiritual Walking" after service.
Following worship on the first two Sundays of the Lenten Season, the Pastoral Care Ministry brought together congregants for a light lunch followed by the spiritual practices of Yoga on March 5 and Drumming on March 12. Gratitude is expressed to the committee, the leaders and the participants during this program of "Embodied Spirituality."
On February 12, 2017, Robertson Hall was transformed into a candle lit Labrynth for Spiritual Walking. Prior to the meditative exercise, congregants gathered after service for a light lunch.
On January 15, 2017, many interested St. Davidians were on hand to attend a workshop sponsored by the Pastoral Care Ministry with Dr. Mike Trew and Evie Wallace, presenting. A light lunch was followed by a in-depth exploration of the legal ramifications of the MAID (Medically Assisted in Dying) Legislation that came into effect in February 2016. Since then, 71 persons have met the qualifications, six of those being court ordered. A recommended film focusing on the struggle that Sue Rodriguez had with her terminal illness in the 1990's is "Whose Life is it Anyway?"
- Spirituality of Walking
- Muffin Ministry
- Open for coffee and muffins at 7 a.m., St. David's is a great place to come to visit once a month on the second Thursday of the month. We look forward to spending time with you on March 16.
- First Aid Course –Full deal - Saturday February 25, 9-4 was well attended, reflected in a show of hands on Sunday following.
- Embodied Spirituality for All Ages Through:
Yoga March 5 - delicious lunch followed by the spiritual practice of Yoga for the Lenten Season.
Drumming March 12 – with Linda Michel and Heather Johnston.
Artistry March 19 -
- Abundant Living for the Golden Years:
Technology 101- sign up for a session TBA
Pastoral care luncheon June 4
As you can see, Rev.Kelley's Pastoral Care Ministry team of Dana, Jennifer, Audrey, Sharon, Linda and Janet have been very busy planning activities that address the needs of our diverse community.
If you aren't already on Rev. Kelley's e-mail list and want to be, she regularly shares regional and city wide program and event announcements.
Companionship, sharing, support, and practical help are important values for St. David’s as we carry out our pastoral ministry with one another. The Ministry of Pastoral Care happens through the active involvement of the Pastoral Care Committee and its Petal Groups.
The Pastoral Care Committee
The Pastoral Care Committee is a group of members that envisions together, the issues and needs of our faith community. The Committee nurtures and encourages the various petal groups as they provide the following ministries:
Healing Touch Ministry
Healing Touch is an energy therapy in which trained practitioners consciously use their hands (hands on or off the body) in a heart-centered and intentional way to support and facilitate physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health. Sessions are offered once a month on the first Wednesday of the month. Donations are welcomed.
Cards are sent to those in grief and dealing with an illness.
Healing Touch is an energy therapy in which trained practitioners consciously use their hands (hands on or off the body) in a heart-centered and intentional way to support and facilitate physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health. Sessions are offered once a month. Donations are welcomed.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Knitters and crochet crafters prayerfully create a shawl, praying and thinking about the needs that any one who receives the shawl might have. Along with a card, shawls are presented in confidence to those in crisis of illness, loss, or transition of any kind.
A scheduled ride is provided for Congregants living at the Colonel Belcher Veterans Residence.
Sunday Office Volunteers
Lay persons are located in the office every Sunday morning before the service, to answer the telephone and to offer general assistance to congregants present at worship.
A workshop of six sessions, co-led by a physician and a lay person, is held when requested. Printed materials are available at time of registration.
A team of people provide, under the leadership of an organizer, a simple casserole to identified homes that require a meal following an illness, or bereavement.