Care and Support
The Minister routinely provides counsel, support and guidance to individuals in need.
CANDLES OF COMMUNITY
During the Sunday morning worship service Members and Friends may express briefly a personal joy or concern. If you have a significant joy or sorrow you would like to share, please email the Administrator by noon Friday. You may also pick up a candle in the foyer before the service (limited to seven) and briefly share you joy or concern in person.
LAY PASTORAL ASSOCIATES
The Lay Pastoral Associates, part of the Caring and Hospitality Committee, assist the minister in pastoral work by providing expressions of emotional and tangible support. They offer home visitation to persons who are homebound for reasons of health, depression, lack of mobility or otherwise unable to be out. These pastoral associates meet monthly for peer supervision and ministerial oversight. Members of the congregation are encouraged to make referrals to the Committee by email, by phone or in person.
The UUCC offers many opportunities for small group interactions (social, educational, or spiritual) through which we support one another. Support groups on the topics of bereavement/grief and separations/divorce are offered periodically. AA meetings are available weekly. Contact the Administrator for times and meeting rooms.
Covenant groups are intentional gatherings of about 8-12 church members and friends who come together on a specified day once a month, to build community and to exchange ideas. These groups are about the process of getting into a deep, intentional conversation on a topic and truly listening to each other. We do not have any Covenant Groups in place at this time. Speak with someone on the Membership Committee or with our minister if interested.
CARING AND HOSPITALITY COMMITTEE
How does the UUCC tend to its congregational community during times of joy, sorrow, and simply when a helping hand or empathetic heart is welcome? Responsibilities of the Caring and Hospitality Committee include:
- Connect individuals with needs for assistance with appropriate members of the Caring Network
- Organize and host receptions following Memorial Services for Members or Friends
- Maintain table linens
- Recruit Members and Friends to host the Sunday Coffee Hour
- Clean Kitchen and tidy Social Hall after Sunday Coffee Hour
- Maintain a supply of cookies, cream, sugar for Sunday Coffee Hour
You are invited to let the Committee Chair know if you wish to help with any of these tasks and opportunities.