Hospital Patient/Family Guest House
Foothills Mennonite Church is an urban congregation located centrally in the city of Calgary, in very close proximity to the Foothills Hospital. The guest house is intended to be an extension of the ministry of our congregation. We are committed to providing Christian hospitality to people from outside of the city with loved one in the hospital. People from outside the city requiring out-patient treatment at the hospital are also welcome.
This project will benefit from the support of volunteers who will actually live in the guest house, providing the day to day hosting, extending Christian hospitality to those seeking a quiet and safe 'home away from home' during difficult times in their lives.
Local guest house managers will provide ongoing support and direction to the volunteer hosts. Day to day duties include: basic house cleaning, laundry (bedding only), initial booking, greeting and orientation of guests to the guest house and visiting with the guests.
A basic breakfast is provided for the guests, but does not require preparation by the hosts. Also, guests are expected to get their own lunch and supper. It is assumed that the guests will have their own transportation.
Lodging is provided with separate living space within the guest home which would include a bedroom and their own bathroom. Volunteers would share kitchen space with house guests.