Healing and wellness is a balance of mind, body and spirit. With that objective in mind, we strive to meet the spiritual and health needs of all ages within our congregation.
Health and Wellness
Heath and Wellness is a team of people committed to caring for the total person in a loving and caring way.
Here are a few of the ways we do this:
Food for Thought
Food for Thought is a gathering to feed our body, mind and spirit. This takes place after second service on Sundays at 12 noon in Bronte Hall. A light lunch is served as we have an information session on current health, faith or community interests.
Senior Social is a gathering every couple of months on Thursday afternoons from 1:30 to 3 p.m. offered to seniors as a time to experience an uplifting music of different types,. We gather also together to share visiting over tea, coffee, and homemade goodies. Volunteer drivers are available to pick up seniors.
Taize Services are held quarterly, on a Sunday evening at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. This service is a tranquil worship of soft music, a period of peaceful silence, flicking candles throughout the Sanctuary. This worship service is based on the Taize Community in Taize France.
Centering Prayer Group
Centering Prayer Group gathers every Monday evening 7:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. We begin with a twenty minute time of Centering Prayer, followed by an ongoing educational component, which may include a book study, video, Lectio Divina or discussion of other educational Centering Prayer material. We meet as a group to deepen our relationship with God through the practice of Centering Prayer.
Blood Pressure Clinic
Blood Pressure Clinic, after both services, takes place every few months. Everyone is welcome to come out to have your blood pressure checked. High blood pressure is the number one risk factor for heart disease and one of the risk factors we can all do something about!
We, at Walton, are fortunate to have Parish Nursing, a healing ministry that responds to the needs of our congregation and community. The Parish Nurse, a vital part of the Health Ministry, extends to you a hand for your life-long journey towards holistic health.
Click here to meet our Parish Nurse – Cathy Winn
– Nursing originated in the church, whose ministry through the ages included healing and health.
– Healing, defined as “to make whole”, is central to the churches ministry today.
– Healing, not to be confused with curing, is the restoration of wholeness, the process of uniting body, mind, and spirit.
– While God has given us the miraculous gift of life, it is every ones responsibility to keep the body, mind and spirit well – we are stewards of our own health.
– Jesus not only healed people from something , but to something.
– The pursuit of wellness is our faith response to Jesus Christ, driven by the Holy Spirit.
Wellness permits us to fulfil our life’s purpose.
The parish nurse provides a link between faith and health by combining her faith and spirituality with nursing knowledge and skills. Her main focus is:
– promotion of health
– prevention of disease
The parish nurse (a Registered Nurse), in co-operation with the clergy, health cabinet, congregation and community at large will :
– develop and teach short courses in wellness and health care,
– foster reconciliation of body, mind, and spirit,
– counsel individual members of the parish,
– visit church members in home, hospital and other facilities,
– act as an advocate and liaison with the community and be a referral and resource person.
– work with existing volunteer groups, recruiting and educating additional volunteers, as needed.
Contacting the Parish Nurse
The parish nurse is in the church office every Thursday, 6:30pm – 8:30pm except during the summer.
She can be reached, at any time, by calling the Church Office 905-827-1643. Please leave a message on the answering machine if the office is closed