Congregational Care

Our dynamic Congregational Care Ministry has a network of more than 70 volunteers! We are available to provide spiritual, emotional and physical support for Church members in times of triumph, tragedy, joy and sorrow.


Our Ministry is two-fold, walking alongside those who need extra care or support, and encouraging those who are eager to provide it. To request assistance or join one of the teams listed below, phone 403.283.1539; email or submit a care request here.

Cheryl Millman joins us as volunteer lead of the Congregational Care Team. Cheryl is an active volunteer with the Alberta Health Service's grief support program, which she became involved with after the death of her 29 year old son in 2011. Cheryl is passionate about people and their stories, and believes fully in the power of transformation through integrating dark times into our lives. She and her husband Darrell have two daughters and three teenage grandchildren, who keep them on their toes. 

Our Congregational Care Ministry offerings include the following.


We provide a range of emotional and practical supports such as trauma or hospice sitting, visits, bereavement care, telephone contact, respite care and even transportation. We meet with members on a regular basis, are trained in trauma and bereavement support, and serve with complete confidentiality.  In addition to the other care support, prayer needs can also be sent to


More than 25 women hand-knit or crochet shawls with prayers and blessings for the recipient. Shawls are given to anyone who may benefit from their love and comfort in times of need such as loss and bereavement, illness and recovery, or times of stress.


Our cooks prepare homemade meals for families and individuals experiencing events such as childbirth, family issues, illness or death.


Caring cards are sent on behalf of our church community to acknowledge people's losses and joys during events such as deaths, funerals, births and baptisms.



Lead Minister Rev. John Pentland, or Minister Rev. Don McLeod would be happy to meet with you. You can submit a request for pastoral support here.

Rev. John:

Rev. Don:


A worship service for people suffering with pain, loss, isolation or grief during the Christmas season. It is a time to mourn and be comforted.


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Hillhurst United Church

1227 Kensington Close NW | Calgary, AB | T2N 3J6

phone: 403-283-1539   email:

The office is open Monday to Thursday from 10:00am to 3:30pm


Sunday  Services: Online at 10 am (MST). 

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