Our Pastoral Care Program is based out of the Oyen United Church, but also includes representatives from other United Churches.
We currently have six pairs of visitors who take turns providing weekly visits to folk in the Oyen Lodge and the Big Country Hospital and the Big Country Hospital's Continuing Care Unit. We also visit folk who are shut-ins.
Our purpose is to share the responsibility of pastoral care and to assure people that they are remembered and cared for. We simply visit, spending time with friends and enjoying each other's company. Should someone need or want a visit from the Minister, the Pastoral Care Teams will ensure that the Minister is aware of the request.
Twice a year, the teams meet for a pot luck meal together, to share experiences and to celebrate this ministry of hospitality that we offer together.