We care deeply about both our Church family and extended Church family and therefore have over recent years redesigned our Pastoral Care System so that we can reach out to each other. We have reason for joy in how this is being blessed by God and the way that He has sustained the daily life of St Columba’s. We also have teams involved with home and hospital visiting in the local area.
Twice a year we have a telephone team who phone to see how people are doing. For further details of our pastoral phone calls, please contact the co-ordinator, Lesley. Again, requests/concerns are passed on to the Minister or the co-ordinators. This is proving to be a successful way of keeping in touch with members.
Visits to members who wish it can be arranged. The frequency of visits is arranged between the member and the visitor. Again visitors pass on any concerns/requests to the Minister or the Pastoral Care Co-ordinators.
Families are visited following a Baptism.
A Group for support and fellowship has been set up for people who have been bereaved.
In addition to the Minister visiting, a team of four makes regular visits to members who are in hospital in Glenrothes, Kirkcaldy, Dunfermline and Cameron Bridge. When members are discharged they are visited and flowers are delivered.
Flowers are distributed weekly for various reasons, e.g. illness, bereavement, special
occasions, to say thank you or we are thinking about you.
Home Communion is arranged for those who wish it. For those who have difficulty in attending Sunday morning worship, we arrange a short Communion service twice a year on a Sunday afternoon. This is followed by afternoon tea. Transport is provided where required
We are currently reviewing the Fellowship Group. At present, the Group organises the Welcome Teams and the fellowship after Sunday morning worship.
The Grapevine Café which is open on a Wednesday afternoon provides a great opportunity to meet people and enjoy coffee and cakes etc.