Pastoral care is one of the current priorities at HVUC. While the Pastoral Care Team Care (PCT) is the primary focus, other groups in the church such as the United Church Women, Daytimers and the Chancel Choir, provide a lot of pastoral care amongst their members. Overall, HVUC prides itself on being a very caring congregation.
Supportive councilling and emergency pastoral care are provided by our minister. Lay pastoral care work is also carried out by a team of dedicated volunteers who pay regular visits to our shut-ins and those confined to seniors' residences or hospital.
Stephen Ministers are congregation members trained by Stephen Leaders to offer high-quality, one-to-one Christian care to people going through tough times. A Stephen Minister usually provides care to one person at a time, meeting with that person once a week for about an hour. Twice a month, Stephen Ministers gather with their Stephen Leaders for supervision and continuing education.
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