Health & Healing Program
The Health and Healing Ministry team is pleased to offer SHARE, CARE, PRAYER. This will be a time for anyone who is facing serious physical or mental health issues to come together for support and comfort.
If you have received a frightening health diagnosis you will benefit from coming together with others. Join us on Thursday February 8th at 1 pm in the Chapel for our first gathering to be followed the 2nd Thursday each month.
We hope that you will find peace and hope in the midst of anxiety and fear. Hope based on the God of all Creation, who gives life true meaning.
Please contact Karen Li, Parish Nurse, at 905 372-3442 for more information.
We are trying out something new for young members of our congregation at St. Peter’s starting in February. Young people from the ages of twelve up are invited to participate in a youth-focused chat time within the worship service on the second and fourth Sundays of the month. We will leave the service just after the Gospel to discuss together the meaning of the day’s Gospel reading together…a sort of “create our own sermon” time. A small team of parishioners will share the time with them and help keep discussion going. Then, all will return to the service in time to receive the Eucharist. Please pass the word around to young people and make sure they are offered this opportunity to experience the worship service in a new way. The Youth Chat time will start Sunday, February 11th. Ellen Goodeve, Ann Hares, Suzanne Lawson are happy to discuss this with anyone who is interested.
Women of Faith Meeting
The next Women of Faith meeting is Saturday, March 24th. We begin with breakfast at 8:45 am in the Great Hall and move into the chapel following breakfast to hear our guest speaker, Bishop Riscylla Shaw. We will enjoy music by the Aware singing group. Please sign-up by Wednesday, March 21st by calling the office at 905-372-3442.
ELDER ABUSE: It’s Not Right
On Tuesday, March 27th (1 p.m. in the Chapel), join the Health and Healing Ministry Team to learn about the It’s Not Right Campaign presented by Kelly Robinson from Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre. It’s Not Right will teach neighbours, friends and family members of seniors to recognize the warning signs and educate them to take small practical steps to help that are safe and respectful. This initiative challenges social norms and encourages bystander interventions in support of at-risk seniors.
Please join us to hear this extremely important information that will change the conversation to support seniors and stop elder abuse in Northumberland County. Refreshments will be provided.