Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care and Parish Nursing

My Memorial

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.

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GriefShare

GriefShare has completed the Spring Session. We will resume in the Fall. The dates will be September 11 to December 11. Afternoon or evening program will be decided based on the preference of those wishing to attend.

If you are interested please contact Connie Louie (wellspring (at) telus.net) or Hazel Jones (hazel (at) bethanychapel.com). We are interested in your preference between an afternoon or evening program.

For further info visit http://www.griefshare.org/

DivorceCare

DivorceCare: Opportunity to be involved. God uses difficult situations in our lives to minister and bless others. DivorceCare is an opportunity to reach out in God's love to support individuals within our church family and the community who are in the midst of divorce or separation. We are hoping to add to our DivorceCare leadership team this Fall. 

If you have experienced a divorce and feel led to join the team for this 13 week session starting on September 11th, please contact: Debbie Adams (debbieadams2015 (at) gmail.com) or Hazel Jones (hazel (at) bethanychapel.com).

For further info visit http://www.divorcecare.org

Helping Hands

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!