The Pastoral Care Committee meets monthly to review the needs of the congregation and to provide members with support and referral based on those needs. The committee also organizes events throughout the year to support a healthy and healing congregational life.
Parish Nursing is based on the belief that spiritual health is inextricably linked to physical, mental and social well-being. The church is where this relationship can be explored and supported within the life and work of the faith community.
Nancy Gordon has been a member of Bloor Street United Church since 1974. She grew up in Trinidad where she was born into a missionary family. After studying nursing at Ryerson University, Nancy practised in oncology at Princess Margaret Hospital; in palliative care at the Toronto Grace Hospital and in general internal medicine at Toronto Western Hospital. Nancy works part-time at the Kensington Hospice.
What a Parish Nurse does
- Monthly blood pressure and blood sugar clinics
- Health education events
- Consultation by telephone and in person for individual counselling
- Ongoing home visits
- Referral and advocacy
- Liaison with other services and agencies
- Monthly meetings with ministerial teams and parish nursing coordinating group