In 1945 Mennonites put their hands together to build Bethania. Their commitment was to care for the whole person, meeting physical, emotional and spiritual needs. We still believe health and healing encompasses not only physical but also psycho social and spiritual dimensions of need that must be addressed in all of our efforts to promote well-being. Our Spiritual Care Program, led by two dedicated trained chaplains, represents this fundamental, essential and integral component of our care services. The Bethania Group would like to increase public awareness of our faith-based health care and to raise funds to help finance our Spiritual Care Program.
We are truly blessed to have in our organization our chaplains who offer to our residents: individual visits; large or small group worship services; regular contact with home or community churches; music and Bible studies; and support for staff and families, too, in times of crisis. The chaplains offer to our residents a presence, the opportunity to reminisce, to review one’s life, to express frustration and losses, to celebrate the joys and successes, and to explore unfinished areas. In journeying with people, the chaplains gently mirror God’s hope, love and compassion, and open the way to wholeness in God.
The Spiritual Care Program cannot exist without the generous support of our volunteers and donors, as the government does not provide funding to cover the costs of spiritual care delivery. Faithful donor support is needed to help us maintain this essential component of care at Bethania Mennonite Personal Care Home and at Pembina Place Mennonite Personal Care Home.
For more information please contact Charlene Petrash, Major Gift Campaign Director 204-654-5034