COUNSELLING@UNITED

Counselling@United has qualified counsellors available to provide compassionate counsel, both for our church family and the wider Helderberg Basin. Hourly appointments can be made at the church office. This ministry also refers those who are being counselled  to various other ministries within SWUC for further support or development as needed.

Those who counsel are:

Chantal Philander (Leader)

Tim Hawkridge

Bevan Sylvester

  PASTORAL TEAM

This team looks after those members who are not well, home-bound, depressed, lonely, struggling or bereaved. Ministry is offered through phone calls or home visits.

Team leader: Graeme Bamford

  PANTRY PROJECT

This project entails making food parcels available to member in need. All names are treated confidentially and the help is, on average, offered for three months.

Team leader: Naomi Pepler

  HOSPITAL VISITING TEAM

Our trained Hospital Visiting Team at SWUC is a group responsible for offering care to those who are hospitalized. There is someone on duty every day and a member in hospital gets a visit until s/he is discharged. News of a hospitalization needs to be forwarded to the office, from where a visitor will be dispensed.

Team leader: Cheryl de Beer

  VIP TEA

VIP Tea is a special treat for all those who are over 75 years of age. Tea, eats and friendship are enjoyed, and sometimes an entertainer or a speaker is provided. This happens on the 2nd Monday of every month at 09:45.

Team leader: Barbara Braime

  CARE FOR THE ELDERLY

Our elderly members are supported in various ways at SWUC:

  • A Mid -week service allows for connection

  • Pastoral visitors for the house-bound

  • Once a month V.I.P Tea for fellowship

  • We work closely with the Society for the Aged in Somerset West

MEMBERSHIP CARE

© 2018 by Somerset West United Church (SWUC)

  • Twitter Classic
  • c-facebook