Modified on: February 5, 2021
Being a caring community is an important part of our mission. Our church mission, the principles and practices of the UUA, and our congregational behavioral covenant encourage us to be the best people we can be. We strive to practice caring community qualities within our congregation so that we may bring these qualities and ways of being out into the larger world.
Lay Pastoral Associates are trained individuals who work as a team to provide presence and listening as an extension of the minister. The work that PCAs do involves visits to families experiencing serious illness or bereavement, ministry to Members and Friends who are shut-ins or in nursing homes, and assistance to others negotiating various crises of life. During times of loss and stressful events that accompany life transitions, a listening ear can help.
Occasional meals are offered to Members and Friends during stressful times (through a program called Meal Train) and rides to Sunday services and medical appointments can often be arranged and provided by congregational volunteers.
To contact Pastoral Care Associates, email Joyce, and Mitch at JandC@uucs.org.
Joys and Concerns – Members and Friends, to have your illness or loss mentioned or to share good news with the congregation in the pastoral prayer.
Memorial Service and Receptions – The minister is available to help plan and conduct memorial services on behalf of Members and Friends. UUCS volunteers can coordinate and serve a reception following a memorial service for your loved one.
Congregational Support Services Volunteer
Volunteers are always welcome! Have your name added to the Congregational Support Services call list by emailing JandC@uucs.org to help with:
Meals: If you would provide an occasional meal for a family during a stressful time.
Rides: If you would be able to provide an occasional ride to church or to a doctor appointment.
Cards: If you would like to sends electronic and postal greeting cards to Members and Friends during times of joy and sorrow.