Care

Care

The Congregational Care Ministry at Woodside provides compassionate, caring concern through personal contact with members of the church family and community. We want to give spiritual, physical and mental health support by sharing God’s love and compassion with all.

To access care or counselling, please contact our Director of Care in confidence:

Cairine Domzella, MA, RP, CCC
care@woodsidechurch.ca
519-669-1296 ext. 32

Coping Resources for COVID-19

Livelihood Needs Health & Safety Needs Emotional Needs Spiritual Needs Belonging Needs Cairine Domzella, MA, RP, CCCcare@woodsidechurch.ca519-669-1296 ext. 32

Resources

Mind, Body, Eating Workshop Art Therapy Workshop Parenting Workshop Cairine Domzella, MA, RP, CCCcare@woodsidechurch.ca519-669-1296 ext. 32

Peer Support

Peer Support persons are specially trained to be caring listeners to those dealing with grief and loss. A peer support person is able to journey with you but not limited to the following: · Death of a loved one · Unemployment · Divorce/separation · Illness/accident · Life transitions such as empty nest, retirement · Miscarriage and infertility · Support for caregivers of loved ones/friends Please contact Cairine Domzella, Director of Care, at care@woodsidechurch.ca for information about this ministry.

Encouragement & Support

ENCOURAGEMENT & SUPPORT The primary duty of the Encouragement & Support Team is to ensure that individuals or families going through a difficult time/crisis situation are shown God’s care and love by the church family. Here are ways they do this: BENEVOLENCE We are blessed at Woodside to have a well-supported Benevolence Fund. People who perhaps do not have the time or gifting to provide direct care, but who understand that caring has a cost, have given generously to help…

Counselling

Short Term Counselling Available at Woodside Referrals to Counselling / Support With partner agencies or private practitioners Financial Counselling Assistance can be provided through: • Individual confidential financial counselling for singles and couples (session would include prayer, goal setting and accountability) • Small group seminar for those wishing to become more responsible stewards (a session with a small group would include prayer time and a look at “Discovering God’s Way of Handling Money” – an 8 week course either 1…

Prayer Wall

This space is for requests for prayer and also sharing prayers of gratitude and hope. For help with the Prayer Wall, contact prayer@woodsidechurch.ca

Prayer Chain

The prayer chain contacts people who are committed to pray for needs within the Woodside family. Communication is made either by e-mail or by phone. If you have a prayer request for the prayer chain please contact us.

Visitation

Seniors who attend services at Woodside are visited on a regular basis. People who are hospitalized or shut in for an extended time are visited as appropriate. Retirement homes & long term care people are on a list for visits as well. If you know of someone that should be visited, or if you are interested in being part of the visitation team, please contact Theresa Freeman.