Welcome to All Saints Lutheran Church!
We celebrate the Lord's Supper (Holy Communion) regularly throughout the month during our worship service.
Sunday School (Kindergarten to Grade 6) runs from September to June and begins in the Sanctuary at 10 AM with dismissal during the opening worship songs. Please join us again in September when we resume our regular Fall programs.
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Halos, Horns and Compassion Misses
The story of the Good Samaritan is one of great compassion. He saw one in need and met that need when others had passed by. Health and social care today is plagued by compassion misses, those times when important cues of need are either missed or ignored, sometimes resulting in dire consequences. Ironically, these stories of missed compassion are arising during a time when there is unprecedented focus on providing high quality care, particularly for those most vulnerable in society. Typically, we try to combat compassion misses by valorizing certain ideals or processes (halos) while blaming individuals involved (horns). But rarely do we take the time to explore the details of our lives and contexts that support compassionate responses. In this workshop, participants will draw upon exemplars from research with older adults and caregivers to explore how to build capacity for compassion in ourselves, organizations, and communities.
with Barbara Pesut, PhD, RN
Barbara Pesut, PhD, RN is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of British Columbia and holds a Canada Research Chair in Health, Ethics and Diversity. Her 35-year career in nursing has included roles in practice, leadership and research. Her program of research in palliative care is focused on supportive models for older adults living at home with life-limiting illness and educational innovations for supporting nursing care providers’ competency in a palliative approach.