Pastoral Care in the Community

BlueOrangeHandShakeAs part of its ongoing concern for the wellbeing of people in both congregation and community, the Kirk Session granted approval for a further development to our strategy for pastoral care.

Some years ago, our luncheon club, Allovus, was established to bring together senior citizens in the community regardless of church affiliation. This has proved a huge success. Today, the club has over fifty members enjoying a wide range of activities as they meet on the first and third Thursdays of the month.

This year, we launched the Bothwell Church Dementia Café, catering for people experiencing the agonies of memory loss, their family and carers. Working with the support of the Social Services Department of South Lanarkshire Council, Alzheimer’s Scotland and Playlist for Life, the Café operates in the main hall of the church Centre on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. This, too, is open to all regardless of church affiliation.

Now, the Group is keen to discover other ways in which we, as a church, can meet the needs of our community. As a first step, we have launched an initiative to find out what people already do, day by day, to help others and to see if such small acts of kindness can be co-ordinated and further developed to that others may benefit too.

Please, read the Pastoral Care Personal Interest Form. If you would like to help us help others in need, just add your personal details and return the form to us. You will then be contacted by a member of the Pastoral Care group.

Thank you for your interest and the care you already may give.

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