Spiritual Resources Group

The Spiritual Resources Group (SRG) is a new arm of the Community Care Team. SRG is working with faith communities, poets, and others on the island to support the spiritual health of our community during this time of pandemic.

The Spiritual Resources Group recognizes that there are many spiritual communities on the island. Some are located in buildings. Others are less formal communities of belonging, meaning, care and celebration that may not consider themselves spiritual or religious, but do, in fact, feed the spirit.

In response to the pandemic, the Care of the Spirit Team (COST) is working alongside Mental Health counselors to offer free phone support to Vashon/Maury Island community members.

Islanders who feel drained in soul and spirit by the ongoing pandemic have a place to turn for free, confidential conversations with five island professionals with long histories in social work, ministry, family counseling, chaplaincy and dealing with grief and loss.

https://www.vashonbeachcomber.com/news/group-takes-on-suicide-prevention-pandemic-mental-health/

The term “spiritual” is intended in as broad a sense as possible. It is not limited to and does not assume belief or religion. Members of the Care Of The Spirit Team will respect and be guided by the perspectives, values, goals and experiences of the person seeking support. There will be no proselytizing or promoting of particular religious, spiritual, philosophical, moral, lifestyle, or other frameworks.

Care Of The Spirit Team are island neighbors recognized for cultivating their own spirituality and for gifts in compassionate listening. These volunteers are not to be considered as experts or authorities. The spiritual call line offers up to 3 one hour phone sessions and all conversations are confidential.

Supportive listening and reflection might be offered around:

  • Uncertainty
  • Purpose & self-worth
  • Hope
  • Despair
  • Belief/doubt/unbelief
  • Power & control
  • Imagination & creativity
  • Meaning
  • Anxiety
  • Fear
  • Anger
  • Loss
  • Loneliness
  • Mystery
  • Soul & spirit
  • Spiritual practice, resources
  • Rule of life
  • Spiritual trauma & abuse
  • Suicidality
  • Death
  • Grief/bereavement
  • Funeral/celebrations of life

Volunteering

If you are interested in volunteering with CCT, please complete the volunteer application at https://vashonbeprepared.org/Help-Out/Volunteer and let us know you are especially interested in joining the CCT.