Community Care

At St. John’s “Community Care” refers to the practical care that is provided through St. John’s both to members and friends of our congregation and persons in the wider community in the name of Christ.

Gudrun Collins (Pastoral & Community Care Assistant) is the St. John’s staff member responsible for Community Care – phone (07) 4152 5900.

 

Visitation and Counselling

  • Hospital and Nursing Home visits are made by a team of dedicated volunteers and staff to the elderly, sick, hospitalised and alone/lonely members.
  • Holy Communion visits are made to persons who are no longer able to attend worship services, including the homebound, residents of nursing homes and retirement facilities, and others who are hospitalised or in recuperation.
  • Basic Counselling Services are available for people experiencing grief, loss or relationship issues.

 

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Ladies of St. John’s knit or crochet shawls (150cms x 50cms) which are gifted along with a suitable ‘Prayer Card’ to people that are sick, hospitalised, terminally ill, elderly, grieving, lonely etc.  Shawls are often presented to their carers or spouses too, as they also have special needs when caring for loved ones. These Prayer Shawls are also gifted to folk in need in the wider community and to family or friends interstate or overseas. They are made with love and devotion, always received with joy and gratitude, and are a wonderful witness for the creators and the recipients.

 

Opportunity Shop

Our Opportunity Shop, which fronts onto Boundary Street, is run by a dedicated group of volunteers and is a valuable resource to the congregation and the wider community. The shop is open for business from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm, Monday to Thursday, and 10.00 am to 12.30 pm on Friday.