Do you or someone you know need a Pastor call or visit?
With such a large parish, The Rev. Micahel Caines cannot be everywhere and assist everyone. The Parish of the Nerepis and St. John has a team called the Care Connection who are available and willing to assist you in all your pastoral needs.
What can Care Connection do?
- Make phone calls
- Make visits
- Send cards
- Provide Home Communions
- Provide prayer and support
- and much more
Please contact Mrs. Sandra Morton or Rev. Eleanor Dryden if you need any pastoral needs.
Care Connection Team Covenant – Anglican Parish of the Nerepis & St. John
As an active ministry within in the Parish of the Nerepis & St. John that seeks to provide quality pastoral care to parishioners and all others who may seek our pastoral support from time to time.
We will strive to:
1. Approach every pastoral situation with an attitude of respect.
We will do our best to be encouraging and accepting of all individuals, treating everyone with dignity and respecting their personhood. We will approach each pastoral encounter with humility and seek to create safe space where listening is given priority. It is our desire to listen to understand not to listen to respond.
2. Keep all pastoral matters in strict confidence and maintain a high standard of wholesome communication.
We will seek to honour the trust bestowed in pastoral care relationships. All conversations will remain private unless it is disclosed that a person is intending to harm themselves or someone else, especially a minor. We will do our best to respect and support other stakeholders in a person’s life while maintaining confidentiality.
3. Represent our Church and the Good News of Jesus Christ to the best of our ability.
We are a team of people who operate under the oversight of the Anglican Church of Canada in the Parish of the Nerepis & St. John. The integrity of our ministry is founded upon the trustworthiness of each member. We will strive to conduct ourselves at all times and places in a manner worthy of the Good News we seek to live.
4. Honor our limits and professional boundaries to pastoral care.
We will do our best to recognize when a pastoral situation is beyond our training and/or experience and seek the appropriate guidance through the Rector or Deacon.
5. Be a growing pastoral care team through continuing education and training.
We will strive to undergo regular training and teaching through reflecting upon experience and learning from the experience of others in the field by way of guest speakers.