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Compassionate Connections Update 2018-2019

Westwood’s compassionate purpose has embraced a busy year.

Here’s a snapshot, from April 2018 to March 2019, of our common endeavours towards members, friends & staff at Westwood:

Compassionate Floral 4

The compassion bank opened on 52 occasions for 64 Westwoodians.

It made 36 bank offers & responded to 15 requests.

Many offers attended to folk experiencing family losses. Via check~ins, listeners, cards & florals.

Anniversaries of family losses were also acknowledged.

Special offers created home & memorial gatherings support.

Some of the year’s work happened for folks confined by hospitalization, illness, surgery & in care. Via check~ins, visits, cards, florals, house & yard support, & meals.

Your bank arranged rides to medical appointments & Westwood events ~ driving lessons ~ listeners for life or personal challenges ~ house moves ~ errands ~ & a home stay.

Survey results concerning compassionate activities prompted some program changes.

  • Information is introduced at sessions for newcomers.
  • A fall pulpit appeal highlights program & needs for additional donors.
  • Individual donors are recognized & thanked.
  • Westwood website hosts update program information & images.

Compassionate connections' success is grounded in the discreet activities of 35 donors to the bank. Standing by & providing comfort, consolation & support to folks in the congregation.

As always, Westwood’s natural & spontaneous networks of kindness & attention flourish independently. Westwood is also enriched by the pastoral gifts of our minister.

Through ministry ~ professional, program & individual ~ we fulfill our sustaining purpose. Tending to each other in tough times.

Shared with loving affection & trusting hope,

Program Coordinator for Westwood Compassionate Connections

Contact: compassion@westwoodunitarian.ca

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