Are You Called To Care?
Are you the one in a circle of friends who is always there for others? Does your family rely on you for compassion? Do you wish you had more tools on hand when giving care? The Spiritual Care Visitor Program offered by Bishop Anderson House may be just right for you. This training equips caregivers with the art of being a healing presence through developing skills of active listening; the role of faith, sacrament and prayer; psychological first aid; ministry to the cognitively impaired; addiction; advanced directives; cultural diversity; and serious illness, death, and loss. This training is also intended for lay parish leaders who want to support our faith community in times of transition and change.
St. Simon will host the next 10-session term of the Spiritual Care Visitor Program on Saturday afternoons from February 24 through May 5 from 1:30 to 4:00pm in Parish Hall. Applications are due to Bishop Anderson House by February 1. If you are interested, contact Pastor Elizabeth or Pastoral Care Coordinator Dianne Shields. Scholarship assistance is available if needed.