Pastoral Care

Strong for Others When It's Needed Most

Care & Support

Pastoral Care provides and spiritual, emotional and physical support and care to the VAPC family. Providing spiritual, emotional, social and physical support to the VAPC family and beyond is important at VAPC.

  • The Pastoral Associate visits members at times of need, identifying concerns to Elders.
  • Sunday morning volunteer drivers assist in getting seniors to church.
  • Visits to the housebound, sending cards for support and/or bereavement and maintaining phone contact with individuals are also part of VAPC’s ministry.

Afternoon Communion

Twice yearly, there is a weekday Afternoon Communion; these services provide worship and a wonderful opportunity for fellowship over refreshments afterwards. Many volunteers contribute to the success of these services  including with food, rides, music, greeting and serving.

Alzheimer Coffee Break

For over a decade, VAPC has hosted a yearly Alzheimer Coffee Break with a speaker involved with Dementia/Alzheimer’s care. Donations from this event are given to the Alzheimer’s Society of Alberta and NWT.

Prayer Chain

The Prayer Chain plays a crucial part in the pastoral care of this congregation.  Fifty-five people pray diligently for people within and beyond our congregation. A typical year might involve over 100 prayer requests were received.  Most of the requests are forwarded by email and a few by phone.  Before a prayer can be placed on the chain, you must have the permission of the person involved, a relative, or a close friend.  The confidentiality of those praying is of utmost importance.

"More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of."   

Alfred Lord Tennyson


Confidential Prayer Request

Most of the requests are forwarded by email and a few by phone.  Before a prayer can be placed on the chain, you must have the permission of the person involved, a relative, or a close friend.  The confidentiality of those praying is of utmost importance.