Prayer & Care

Life is hard and we want to support you through the ups and downs.

Need Prayer?

No matter what stage in your life, there will be someone willing to meet with you. If you need prayer, our Prayer Team is available to confidentially meet with you after the 9:30 and 11 am services in St. Paul’s Chapel. You are also welcome to join the members of our Prayer Team who meet on Zoom once a month, on the first Monday of each month from 4-5 pm.  

You can submit prayer requests by filling out the Connection Card in person on Sundays, or online.  

If you’d like to be added to the Prayers of the People read on Sundays, or the Prayer Chain (prayed for throughout the week by our prayer team), please contact us.

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Pastoral Care

Our pastoral team is available to meet with you if you’re grieving, sick, or dealing with other life difficulties. We offer help from a Christian perspective and can make referrals to grief counselors or support groups like DivorceCare or GriefShare if necessary.  

Looking for tips and resources on how to manage your mental health during COVID-19? Download this PDF from our Coping with Covid mental health webinar.

For more information, please contact us.

DivorceCare

If you’re going through a separation or divorce, this 13-week series is designed to support you through this transitional period in a confidential group setting. The series takes a Christian approach to anger, loneliness, financial survival, new relationships, consideration of children’s needs, and ultimately, forgiveness. Each session begins with a DVD followed by an informal group discussion. 

This year, we are partnering with Stone Church to offer DivorceCare. Click here for more information and contact person.

Upcoming Dates

In-person: Wednesdays from January 10 to April 3, 2024, from 7-8:30 pm.

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GriefShare

If you are coping with the loss of a loved one, this 13-week series offers support and fellowship as you move through the grieving process. The series takes a Christian approach to the deep hurt that results from the finality of death. Topics include living with grief, the effects of grief, the uniqueness of grief, the feeling of being stuck in grief, and God’s prescription for grief. Each session begins with a video followed by informal group discussion. There is a $25 registration fee which includes a workbook provided by Parish Nurse Nancy.  

Questions? Contact our Parish Nurse, Nancy Truscott.

Upcoming Dates

In-person: Mondays from April 22 to July 29, 2024, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
Single Session: Loss of Spouse, Monday, April 15, 2024, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

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Music for Health

Music for Health is an exercise clinic program run by Dr. Corene Hurt-Thaut, a neurologic music therapist at the University of Toronto. Sessions will incorporate Neurologic Music Therapy techniques to help improve physical fitness (balance, strength, endurance, range of motion) in a fun and supportive environment. Each session will incorporate a spiritual aspect by beginning with prayer and closing with a hymn.  

The clinic is suitable for you if you live with Parkinson’s disease, any type of acquired brain injury, cerebral palsy, or multiple sclerosis. It’s also good for healthy seniors who want to stay fit and reduce their risk of falls and injury. Please note that your physician’s approval is necessary to participate in the clinic. Those with mobility devices need to be independent with them. Please bring comfortable clothing and shoes for exercising, as well as a water bottle. 

Donations welcome.

Questions? Contact our office.

Upcoming Dates

Fridays, 10 am – 12:15 pm.

Yoke Yoga

Find restoration and peace by yoking mind, body and soul with Christ. Matthew 11:28-30

Yoke Yoga is a holistic program that focuses on embodied prayer: mindful movement and meditation supported by Christian scripture, readings, and other resources.

Yoke Yoga is offered by Vanessa Wells from Comet Yoga. Vanessa (RYT 200) is a member of our St. Paul’s church community and a graduate of Wycliffe College (MTS 2007).

Yoke Yoga is a safe space for all participants of all abilities and all levels of yoga experience.

Participants are asked to wear comfy clothes they can move in. Props will be supplied. People who wish to practice on the floor should bring their own mats; those who prefer to do seated yoga should bring a rolled-up towel or blanket.

Classes are free of charge, but pre-registration is needed due to limited space. Please register here.

Please complete this waiver form prior to attending.

Questions? Please contact Vanessa.

Upcoming Dates

Fridays, 10 – 11 am.
Yoke Yoga will be breaking for the Holidays ending on December 15 and resuming on January 12.