The Compassion Bank of Westwood, founded in 2014, is one way to realize Westwood’s Purpose as a compassionate community of free religious thought, inviting all people to rest, grow and serve the world.
As a shared ministry of the congregation, effective September 2014 the bank is open to all members & friends of Westwood.
Deposits & withdrawals are now welcome from Westwoodians willing to offer or receive a compassionate service with a member or friend at Westwood.
Offers of compassionate actions are recorded in the bank for future needs. Depositors will always be contacted first, to ensure you are currently able & willing to provide this service.
The Minister and Compassionate Connections Coordinator, as discreet bankers, will access the compassionate offerings on account, when requested by Westwoodians who could use compassionate support & comfort during troubling times.
Members & friends are encouraged to deposit or withdraw any of the following simple offers of compassion for future use.
Listeners. Folks willing to listen to a member or friend sort though a troubling issue or dilemma. e.g. someone contemplating a big change or decision.
Nourishers. Folks willing to prepare a soup or meal for member(s) or friend(s) in difficult circumstances. e.g. a family or individual suffering a loss or serious family illness.
Transporters. Folks willing to drive/accompany someone to an appointment or deliver nourishment. e.g. to a homebound Westwoodian going through trying times.
Visitors. Folks willing to visit a Westwoodian in hospital or a care facility or at home. e.g. bring news of Westwood & check-in for the well being of a member or friend.
Handihelps. Folks willing to help with a repair or provide advice to Westwoodians in an emergency.