Our moderator, the Right Reverend Dr. Gary
Peterson, will be making an official visit to Newfoundland
and Labrador over the October 17-25,
In conjunction with this visit Gower
Street, Cochrane Street, Topsail United and St.
James United Churches will be co-ordinating an
“An Evening With the Moderator” event at Cochrane Street United Church, Thursday, October 23 from 7:30 -9:30 P.M.
This event will include a welcoming and gospel
music session, with the latter to be performed by choral/musical groups from individual congregations,including St. James!
Following this performance a meet and greet refreshment session with the Moderator will be held in the church auditorium.
Members of all United Church congregations and the public
are invited and welcome to attend.
Pastoral Visitors Training Program:
This six session training program is for those interested in pastoral visitation in healthcare settings.
This course will be offered on Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm to 9:30 pm, commencing November 12th, concluding December 17th.
All sessions will be held at the Waterford Site Pastoral Care office, EB 314.
Those interested may call 777 3545 or email
Also please contact the Eastern Health denominational chaplain of your faith group for a referral to this program. This contact may be made through Debbie Oakley by calling 777 6959 or by email. email@example.com.
This program includes a departmental orientation, an introduction to pastoral visiting skills, an introduction to ethical issues relevant to pastoral practice as well as current issues in healthcare chaplaincy including client centered and whole person approaches to spiritual assessment, grief and bereavement, forgiveness, ritual care, sacraments and worship. These skills may be focussed on cancer care, palliative care, mental health and addictions, acute care, dialysis, child and women’s health and so on.
A signed certificate of completion is offered to participants completing all seven sessions.
This course provides those interested with an opportunity to learn and grow with others in an awareness of healthcare ministry and its many facets as well as discern and assess one’s readiness for this work.
There is no fee attached and texts are loaned to participants to be returned upon completion of the course and before receiving the certificate of completion. There will be a variety of presenters and resources to enrich these areas of learning and discernment.
This is an opportunity to enrich your own life and the lives of all you love and serve.