Pastoral Visitation Update During this time, in-home visits from pastors continue to be discouraged, and even in most seniors' residences and long-term care homes they are not allowed/ very difficult. If your loved one is in hospital, the only way for a pastor to visit is for them to be designated a “Care Partner" by the patient or their family (sometimes, only 2 Care Partners can be named). Thus, in-person visits are best restricted to emergency or end-of-life events, with a preference for telephone or Zoom communication. During worship services, the pastors will not be greeting at the door or mingling, so if you want to talk to them, the best way is still to call or email them. Funeral services according to local health guidelines will continue to be planned.