Counselling@United has three 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.
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
Our Intercessors are available every week at the Sunday and Thursday services. A weekly group covers specific and confidential requests, which are sent in to the office communications brochures, email, sms and telephone.
The Healing Rooms prayer ministry offers prayer for any one, including the broader community. This happens at the church campus every Thursday from 11:30-12:30 and on the last Wednesday of the month at 18:00 to 19:00, except on public holidays.
Family Matters visits members recently out of hospital or experiencing a crises to drop off a meal or two as a gift of encouragement.
Our Pantry Ministry packs parcels of non-perishable groceries for pensioners struggling to support themselves on a government grant. We also support households in crises and occasional once-off emergency situations.
Our trained hospital visitors do daily visits to the region’s large medical facilities when members of our church family are hospitalized. We also visit members from Presbyterian or Congregational church towns further afield, such as Hermanus, Caledon or Grabouw.
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