Pastoral Care and Parish Nursing
The “Giving Grace at Christmas” ministry provides another opportunity to open doors to God’s love to our community through the gift of a grocery gift card paid for by the Care Fund. If you would lie to be part of this, donations can be made to Bethany’s Care Fund.
Please mark “Giving Grace at Christmas” on an envelope and the funds will go directly to families who need our help. Thank you for your generosity.
Planning a memorial service for a loved one who has passed away can be stressful as the family tries to remember all that the person would have wanted. You can make it easier for them. The Pastoral Care Team has designed a form called My Memorial. This is a form that you can fill out and give to a family member if you'd like to help them make decisions about your memorial service.
Copies of this form are located at the Info Centre at Bethany Chapel or download it here.
Bethany Chapel is pleased to offer Pastoral Care and Parish Nursing within our church family. Pastoral Care exists to empower people to walk in wholeness and strength, enabling them to fulfill the purposes of God for their lives within the Bethany body and the larger community. We believe that wellness is a matter of the whole person - body, mind and spirit.
Pastoral Care at Bethany Chapel assists individuals and families in becoming more responsible for maintaining their own health, as well as that of their church family. The Parish Nurse works in conjunction with the pastoral staff and the elders to ensure an ever increasing effectiveness in our health ministries within our congregation and our local community.
As a blend of Nursing and Pastoral Care, the Parish Nurse at Bethany Chapel has responsibility over the following five areas:
1. Pastoral Care Coordinator
Coordinates pastoral care resources to meet the needs of the congregation and acts as a liaison among the Pastoral Care ministry team leaders, the staff, the elders, and all who attend Bethany Chapel.
2. Director of Pastoral Care Volunteers
Provides leadership, education, support and encouragement for the volunteers in the various Pastoral Care ministries.
3. Liaison to Community Resources
Connects people with resources in the Calgary community, as well as to resources within the Bethany Chapel community.
4. Health Counselor
Participates with people in the blended role of nurse and pastoral care provider to facilitate health, growth and strength of faith in challenging times. The approach includes spiritual, bodily, mental, emotional, and relational health.
5. Health Educator
Provides health education material through the pamphlet cart and bulletin board. Health education opportunities and programs are planned to meet group needs as they arise.
The care you need.
Information you can trust.
After the funeral, when the cards and flowers have stopped coming, most of the people around you return to their normal lives. But your grief continues and you feel alone.
Often, friends and family want to help you, but don't know how. That's the reason for GriefShare. Our group is led by caring people who have experienced grief and have successfully rebuilt their lives. We understand how you feel because we've been in the same place. We will walk with you on the long path through grief toward healing and hope for the future.
GriefShare is a support group that meets weekly. You are welcome to begin attending our GriefShare group at any point. Watch for information on our next session.
We would love to hear from you soon. To register please get in touch with Connie Louie at 403-278-5859 or Hazel Jones at 403-249-8605 ext 241.
For further info visit http://www.griefshare.org
The support you need.
Information you can trust.
Unless you've been there, it's hard to understand the hurt that comes from separation and divorce. That's why many of your friends and family don't fully understand what you are going through and don't know how best to help you.
We do. Our DivorceCare group is led by people who have been through divorce and successfully rebuilt their lives. We understand how you feel because we've been in the same place. We'll show you how to deal with the hurt caused by your separation or divorce.
DivorceCare is a support group that meets weekly. You are welcome to begin attending our DivorceCare group at any point. Watch for information on our next session.
Contact Debbie Adams at 403-461-9304 or Hazel Jones at 403-249-8605 ext 241 for more information and to register.
For further info visit http://www.divorcecare.org
For seniors, single parents, low income families, and physically challenged persons.
Do you need: minor plumbing repairs, minor carpentry repairs, minor electrical repairs, minor painting touch-ups, drywall or furniture repairs, window cleaning, and more? We provide screened volunteers, the labour is free but you cover the cost of materials.
For assessment of your request please contact Hazel Jones at (403) 249-8605 ext. 241 or hazel (at) bethanychapel.com Also, more men or lady volunteers of any age are welcome!
Hazel Jones is our Parish Nurse and her office hours are Monday to Wednesday. Please contact her at 403-249-8605 ext. 241 or reach her by e-mail at hazel (at) bethanychapel.com.