“… For I was hungry and you fed me, thirsty and you gave me drink, was a stranger and you received me in your homes, naked and you clothed me. I was sick and you took care of me, in prison and you visited me …, whenever you did this for one of mine, you did it for me …” Matthew 25:35-40
The Care and Support Team is comprised of Orleans United Church members specially trained to provide non-judgmental and compassionate support to people in need during times of celebration and difficulty. They work “in the background” connecting with congregants by phone or email in a manner to make God’s presence visible in a meaningful and tangible way. All communication with Team members is confidential.
Support: Encouragement and caring for congregants’ needs
Nurture: Personal growth and support of Team colleagues
Confidentiality: All interactions/conversations are confidential
Catherine Hodgins, Pierre Pelletier, Sue Horrocks, Dorann Low, Graeme Ogilvie,
Chair: MaryLou Robillard
Minister Liaison: The Rev. Caroline Penhale
Cards/Phone Calls/Emails: Cards are mailed, calls and emails sent during times of need, whether it be a celebration or a life challenge.
Caring Casseroles: Casseroles/soups/loaves are distributed to congregants who might appreciate meals during their life events.
Caring through Loss: Support is provided to those experiencing loss (job, relationship, loved one).
Prayers: Prayers may be requested for self or others through the OUC Prayer Chain email firstname.lastname@example.org
Visits: When requested, visits are currently scheduled according to COVID 19 restrictions and OUC directives.
Church Office: email@example.com; 613-837-4321
Prayer Chain: firstname.lastname@example.org
“I will love You, O LORD, my strength. The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.”