Community

Activities

Holistic Care Nursing Ministries

Friendship and practical support to elderly clients and their carers across the Belconnen community, including client support, household support and community outings.

SHOVEL Community Garden

SHOVEL is a community with a common interest in nurturing the resources that God has given us. We do this by growing our own food, using sustainable practices.

Other Activities & Groups

Friendship groups, playgroup, resources group, reading group, gentle exercise classes, and more.

Caring for all

Holistic Care Nursing Ministries

These Ministries, run under the direction of Venerable Emeritus Anne Ranse OAM RN, serve to carry out our Parish Mission Statement: To grow in Christ together, to equip for service, to care for all.

If you, or someone you know, would like to participate in any of our programs, please email nurse@holycovenant.org.au

Due to the COVID-19 emergency, we have moved all our public activities to digital platforms. For more information about how this affects Holistic Care Nursing Ministries, click ‘learn more’.

We offer

Client Support
Home visits; assistance with shopping and errands; transport for appointments; connection to other activities, such as outings and community lunches; casseroles and soups, as needed; and assistance with end of life planning, when requested.

Household Support
Home help with sorting/downsizing; help with decluttering and removal of unwanted items; and connection to other activities, such as outings and community lunches.

Community Outings
Transport to and from planned group events throughout the year, such as Floriade, musical recitals, and the theatre.

Covenant Care @ Holy Covenant: A Day with a Difference
Covenant Care Day Respite provides an invaluable support to home-based long-term care services in the community.

Our Community Respite Care Program opened its doors for service in December 2011. Officially opened on 20 February 2012, Covenant Care is a wonderful example of the gospel in action. Most terminally ill people want to remain in their own home to their last days. Covenant Care Day Respite aims to help make this possible by providing this valuable support.

Our day respite offers “A Day with a Difference” for those in our community who are living with a life-limiting illness. An equally important aspect is that it offers each carer a day off to catch up on outstanding matters or to take some time out to relax. Our experienced registered nurse and cheerful volunteers ensure that the clients and carers know they are in good hands and will be well entertained and cared for while attending our program.

We greatly appreciate the ongoing support of the Canberra Southern Cross Club. 

Our volunteers

The 2014 ACT Volunteer of the Year Awards were held at the National Museum on Tuesday 13 May. The major awards were presented by Major General the Honourable Michael Jeffery and the guest speaker was the Honourable Dr Brendan Nelson. The Group Award for the “Community Care and Health” category was awarded to “Covenant Care @ Holy Covenant Volunteers”.

If you would like to become a volunteer on one or more of our programs, please send an email to nurse@holycovenant.org.au 

SHOVEL

Community Garden

Due to the COVID-19 emergency, we have moved all our public activities to digital platforms. For more information about how this affects the community garden, click ‘learn more’.

SHOVEL is a community with a common interest in nurturing the resources that God has given us. We do this by growing our own food, using sustainable practices.

Anyone with an interest in sustainable gardening is welcome to join us, regardless of gardening experience and knowledge.

Members can share in the harvest of the vegetables we grow together in our community plots and/or can rent their own plot for a small annual fee.

When do we meet?

We meet on the second Sunday of the month.

During the warmer months, October to March, we will meet at 3pm for afternoon tea, followed by a working bee to care for our shared beds or a short talk from a member of the community or invited guest about an aspect of gardening.

Between April and September we will meet between 12-3pm. We will start with a shared lunch, followed by a working bee and/or talk.

Contact details

Contact us via email at SHOVEL@holycovenant.org.au or call the office on (02) 6251 6100.

Small Groups

Other Activities & Groups

Friendship groups, playgroup, resources group, reading group, gentle exercise classes, and more.

Due to the COVID-19 emergency, we have moved all our public activities to digital platforms. For more information about how this affects other activities and groups, click ‘learn more’.

Covenant Care

The Covenant Care Day Centre is a valuable addition to home-based palliative care services in the community. It is the only day hospice in Canberra and the only one operating out of a church.

We meet each Monday at 10am in the Worship Centre.

Ever Active gentle exercise program

Gentle exercise classes for older people are held in the Worship Centre at 2pm each Wednesday, allowing for a different kind of stretching.

Meditation

Meditation is a way to nurture faith through silence and learning how to listen to the deep, constant presence of God in our lives.

A group operates in the Worship Centre every Tuesday from 12:30pm and another on Wednesdays from 6pm.

Rainbow Playgroup

Rainbow Playgroup is a group of mums, dads, grandparents and caregivers who meet together each Friday morning from 10am until 12pm with their babies, toddlers and preschoolers for interaction and fun. It’s a great way for children to learn about the world, make friends and develop social skills and also to share ideas and experiences.

For more information contact the office via email at office@holycovenant.org.au or call on (02) 6251 6100.

Scrabble

For those looking for a challenge, a Scrabble group meets at 9:30am in the Rainbow Centre on Thursday mornings, giving attendees an opportunity to stretch their mental muscles a little further.

Tai Chi

A Tai Chi class runs in the Worship Centre on Wednesday mornings from 9:30am, allowing people to explore a different method of building body and mind.