Many of us have difficult histories with religion. At Capital City Mission we seek to provide a safe place to ask questions and be supported in faith. Everyone is welcome here! The main activities of spiritual care are chaplaincy visitation and a weekly Bible study but spiritual care takes on many diverse forms throughout the week at the drop-in and beyond.
Come unto me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. – Matthew 11:28
Our chaplaincy ministry has grown out of relationships that have formed at our drop-in. We provide chaplaincy care through visitation at hospital, hospice, prison, home, and long-term care settings. For people aging in our in our community, the need for increased support navigating the health care system, along with consistent emotional, and spiritual support is essential. For many who do not have strong family connections, the chaplain care they receive is their most consistent personal support. Chaplaincy care is often understood as visitation, but it is also much more. In our context it looks like walking alongside individuals as they navigate difficult moments along their journey.
Important themes that come out regularly in Bible study are our identity as beloved children of God and that we are a community embracing this life together. We encourage each other to show greater love to others in our neighbourhood. – Keltie
Each Wednesday afternoon we meet together to read from the Bible. We read a passage together and then discuss and ask questions. We seek to understand what the Bible has to say to us as individuals and as a community growing in love for God and love for one another. You don’t need to be a Christian and you don’t need to be an expert. We are all learning together! Please consider joining us and see how we are weekly being transformed as a community.