Caring for one another is important and vital at Port Nelson. The realization that we are loved inspires us to love one another. We are blessed. We share this blessing with others in the way we care.
Cards are sent to people in the church family who are celebrating significant milestones, such as birthdays, anniversaries and graduations, or are experiencing challenging times, like the death of a loved one or illness.
Cards are made by the Adventure Crew children and cookies are delivered once a year to people who are unable to participate regularly in the life of the church.
From time to time, flowers are placed in the sanctuary for Sunday services. Following the services, individuals deliver the flowers to people in hospital or otherwise experiencing difficulties as a way of caring.
The ministerial staff, as well as individuals in the congregation, provide weekly pastoral visits to area hospitals. These visits can include prayer.
Music in Hospital
We can provide recordings of your favourite music on an iPod or CD to help make a hospital stay more relaxing which contributes to healing.
A team of individuals visit people in retirement and long-term care homes and keep in touch by telephone with those who are unable to participate regularly in the life of the church family.
Post-Secondary Student Gifts
Twice a year at exam time, gift cards are lovingly sent to our young people studying at post-secondary schools on behalf of their church family.
A caring group that offers prayers for people who are experiencing health problems or personal crisis.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Prayer shawls can be given to anyone who could use a warm hug – those in hospital, ill, lonely, bereaved, as well as newly baptized children. Those making the prayer shawls pray for those who will receive them.
Rides to Services
People are available to provide transportation to services and other events for those in need.
Care of the church family through phone calls to touch base and to offer support and a listening ear. Everyone is called twice a year, with more frequent calls made as needed. Under the umbrella of Teleministry are Helping Hands and Prayer Mates.
Teleministry – Helping Hands
A team of people is on-call to provide hot meals to individuals and families in times of crisis and need.
Teleministry – Prayer Mates
A team of people hold the Teleministry program in prayer as phone calls are made.