For Our Spiritual Health

Vashon Community Care Team Help Line

(206) 701-0694: open from 8:00am-8:00pm daily

We understand that this pandemic may result in increased anxiety, depression, and stress due to feelings of isolation and uncertainty.

Please call for emotional, psychological, or spiritual support. Leave a message if we are unable to answer. We are here to help!

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.

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

Voice of Vashon welcomes Carla Pryne and Tom Craighead, members of the Care of the Spirit Team, to Kate and Doug's Morning Scramble show - to learn more about services they offer the island community.

Vashon Communities Offering Virtual Spiritual Services

Bethel Church Vashon:

Streaming Sunday services at 10am via Facebook Live and on website. Mid-week “Life Groups”

Burton Community Church:

Streaming weekly services via Zoom. More info at Contact to be added to email chain.

Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit:

Streaming Sunday services at 9:30am via Zoom. More info at

Puget Sound Zen Center:

Multiple weekly services & events via Zoom. More info at

Vashon Havurah:

Weekly Torah study sessions and monthly Friday evening Shabbat services via Zoom. More info at

Vashon Insight Meditation:

Vipassana Buddhist tradition. Email

Vashon Island Community Church:

Streaming Sunday services at 10am via Facebook Live, then posted to YouTube and the website. Weekly Monday night prayer at 7pm via Zoom. Also streaming worship music Thursday evenings.

Vashon Presbyterian Church:

Streaming Sunday services at 10am via Zoom, virtual Coffee Check-Ins, Morning prayers & 1st Friday activities. More info at

Vashon Quaker Worship Group:

Streaming Sunday services at 10am via Zoom. Sit in silence until 11am. Email

Vashon Unitarian Fellowship:

Offering weekly services via Zoom. Check weekly VIUF Newsletter or VashonUU Facebook group to join virtual service and coffee hour. More info at

Vashon United Methodist Church:

Streaming Sunday services at 10am via Zoom. More info at