Over the past 2 years several people interested in visitation and caring for the sick and homebound have been meeting as the Spiritual Care Committee. The committees main goal is to help connect those who want to do relationship based visitation with those who are in need of this care. We meet once every 2-3 months to talk about the struggles and joys of caring for others and reflect on God’s call in our lives. One of the more relevant authors we’ve been reading is catholic priest Henri Nouwen. Below is a sample from his book A Spirituality of Caring. There are various teaching units that we go through to prepare ourselves and we are always reflecting on how to care for people in the best way possible. If you’ve thought about this type of caregiving and are curious please contact Pastor Fleming. Below is also a very good video about the L’Arche community where people care for each other.

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