Spiritual Groups

There are several spiritual groups including:

    Pastoral Care Team
    Prayer Shawl Ministry
    Prayer Chain
    Study groups

    Pastoral Care Team

    Need a phone call or visit at home, in a facility or hospital? Want communion but are unable to get to church? Contact the pastoral care team at pastoralcare@gordonunitedchurch.ca or phone the church office 250-478-6632.

    The members of the pastoral Care Team of Gordon United Church are a dedicated group of volunteers who help our minister in providing continuing and emergent spiritual and emotional support to those in need in our congregation and community. They assist or alert the minister of people in need of pastoral care. All information is confidential.

    Prayer Shawl Ministry
    The Prayer Shawl Ministry began in 2010.  Shawls knitted and crocheted by volunteers have an added note attached “May this prayer shawl, made for you with love, enfold you as a sign of God’s healing presence.  May it warm you when you are weary.  May it surround you with ease in your suffering.  May it encircle you with caring when you are in pain. May it comfort you when you feel alone.  May it remind you of God’s love.    Each Recipient is truly grateful for this caring gesture to help them along life’s way.

    Betty Pellaers, a member of our team, coordinates the Prayer Shawl Ministry, and thanks to the expertise of members of this congregation, we continue to give these shawls to people on our visitation list. The response to these is wonderful. It is so rewarding for the team to be able to give a gift that was made with and signifies prayer, warmth, friendship and love!

    The pastoral Care Team welcomes contributions of knitted or crocheted Prayer Shawls. To all those who have already donated shawls, thank you so much! They have brought so much joy and comfort.

    Each Christmas season our team delivers donated poinsettias to folks on the visitation list.

    Many thanks to the hard working members of our team!

     

    Prayer Chain

    Our Gordon United Church Prayer Chain keeps the needs of our community in our prayers. The Prayer Chain is a group of people from the congregation who are committed to praying each day for concerns that are brought to them. Prayer requests for people can be sent to the chain by e-mail or phone. Prayers will then be offered. Names and circumstances need not be included with prayer requests and all information that is provided will be kept confidential within the Chain. If you have a prayer request you can send it via e-mail to office@gordonunitedchurch.ca , or you can leave a message at the church at 250-478-6632.

    Study Groups

    Various study groups are offered throughout the year depending on the interest of the congregation. Please contact the Church for more information about upcoming study groups.