Congregational Care Committee
Our Congregational Care Committee oversees a range of activities including:
• supporting and assisting our Minister, who is part of the congregational care team
• development and administration of programs and procedures relating to congregational care
• ensuring the accuracy and ongoing maintenance of records pertaining to members and adherents, weddings, baptisms and funerals
The many services and programs provided directly to members and adherents by our Minister, Congregational Care Coordinator and Committee volunteers include the following:
The Connect Program
Our congregation is divided into small groups or clusters. Cluster leaders keep in contact with members of their group, with the intent of identifying possible need of congregational care support, such as times of illness or bereavement. As well, happy occasions such as new births and graduations are celebrated.
The team maintains contact through phone calls and personal visits with those who are shut-ins, be they at home, in hospital or in other community care facilities. The service also includes sending cards of congratulations, condolences and concern as appropriate.
Loaves and Fishes Program
Members of the congregation prepare meals that are kept frozen and ready for delivery to those who, for a variety of reasons, may have need of such.
Transportation is arranged for those who are unable to get to Church services and special events on their own.ransportation is provided to people who are not able to get to church services and special church events on their own. St Peter’s tries to link driver to rider but we are always pleased to have additional volunteer drivers.
The Committee provides input in keeping with Ontario's legislated accessibility requirements. Please refer to our website's section on Accessibility.
Affirm United Ministry
Please refer to our website's section on Affirm United, for activities and input of the Congregational Care Committee.