St. Peter's Fireside, Vancouver Church

We care because you matter.

One of the great things about our community is that people here genuinely care about each other. So whether it’s with one of our pastors or a gifted and trained member with a heart for others, there are people here who would love to walk alongside you. The primary way we care for people within our church is through our Community Groups and their leaders. We also provide care through our Care Team, and our Pastors.

Below you’ll find a variety of ways to receive care:

Care Team (Stephen Ministry)

In the book of Acts, Stephen was chosen to provide caring ministry to those in need. Since the time of the Apostles, caring ministry has been considered a hallmark of the Christian faith community.

Our Stephen’s ministers are compassionate women and men who have been equipped with the skills to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care. They meet with only one person at a time on a weekly basis to listen, care, encourage, and provide emotional and spiritual support when someone has a need. The caring relationship lasts as long as the person is in need of care.

You may just need a friend or be experiencing a difficult time in life. Whether you’re walking through grief or trying to figure out what to do next with your life — or something else altogether — our Stephen’s ministers are available for you. To apply for care from a Stephen’s Minister click the button below:



Meet with a pastor

Pastoral appointments are available Monday-Thursday from 9am-4:30pm and on Sunday afternoons. If you want to talk with or pray with a pastor, please call (604) 800-5308 to set up a time. Or email info@stpf.ca and someone will contact you shortly.



Meals

When you’re in a crisis, the last thing you need to worry about is what to eat. That’s why individuals in our community have developed a meal team to prepare meals for those going through rough times. If you are in need of a meal or two, or more email info@stpf.ca or call (604) 800-5308 and we will connect you with our meal team coordinator to arrange timing and dietary needs.



Visitation

If you would like someone to sit with you during a hospital stay or simply someone to come and pray with you in your home, please email info@stpf.ca or call (604) 800-5308. We will arrange for a care team member or pastor to visit you.



Births and Infant Baptism


Infant Baptism at St. Peter’s is a practice in which parents, godparents, and our community make a solemn commitment to raise their child in the faith: in knowing Jesus as the only hope for bringing reconciliation between God and humanity. Infant baptism is optional. If you’d like to baptize your child or lean more about why we baptize children, please email info@stpf.ca.



Funerals

When someone you love passes away you are not alone. We have pastors available to meet with you and/or officiate the service. Please contact us at (604) 800-5308.



Weddings

Our Pastors are available to officiate your wedding ceremony. Our pastors require couples participate in pre-maritial counselling (which can take place within our community or with other options throughout Vancouver). Please email info@stpf.ca to arrange a meeting.



Referrals

Looking for a counsellor? We have established relationships with trustworthy, Christ-centered counsellors throughout Vancouver. Our pastors are available to talk about your particular situation and give you a recommendation for a counsellor who might best fit your needs, please call us at (604) 800-5308 to set up an appointment.



Financial Support

For those in our community with basic urgent needs, it is our desire to help. Apply for assistance by emailing info@stpf.ca.

Counsellor Recommendations


Anne Shannon
anneshannon.com
(604) 537-4646
Specialization: Identity, relational dynamics, trauma, cross-cultural issues

Burnaby Counselling Group
counsellinggroup.org
(604) 430-1303

Cathryn Gifford
(778) 230-5742
Specialization: Trauma

Hillary McBride
(604) 833-4574
hillarylmcbride@gmail.com
Specialization: Trauma

Jeff Hayashi
Pacific Counselling Group
(604) 301-1490
jkhayashi@shaw.ca

Julia Sterne
New Story Counselling
newstorycounselling.org
(604) 653 7779
Specialization: Youth, Eating Disorders

Michele Holding
mholdingcounselling@gmail.com
(604) 897-2089
Specialization: Complicated family and adolescent issues

Rob Brooks
Construct Counselling
constructcounselling.com
(604) 825-7284

Richard Somerset
The Ripple Effect
therippleffect.ca
Specialization: Men, PTSD

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