Caring Teams

We all need extra care sometimes on our journey through life.

The UUCM Caring Teams offer two different kinds of support at times of special need: parish care, meaning short term practical support (meals, rides, etc.) and pastoral care, meaning deep accompanying for longer periods of time.

The Parish Care Team

The UUCM Parish Care Team organizes practical support for members and friends through brief times of need, support like home or hospital visits, transportation to an appointment, a ride to UUCM on Sunday, preparing or delivering a meal, essential errands, etc. The Parish Care Team also sends cards of caring and celebration, makes friendly phone calls and visits, and assists with hosting and refreshments at memorial services.

As Unitarian Universalists we believe that we all share in the responsibility for one another’s care, and so we invite all members and friends of UUCM to become actively involved in this wonderfully important opportunity for service.

If interested in supporting this work, please fill out this brief Parish Caring Team Volunteer Survey to identify tasks you would be willing to do on occasion. The Parish Caring Team will contact you as need arises.

Please view the calendar for the most up to date meeting information.

For more information, to request care, or to share word of someone in need of care, please contact Caring@uugrassvalley.org.

The Lay Pastoral Care Team

UUCM’s Lay Pastoral Care Team members journey with a person who is experiencing particularly stressful life challenges, providing confidential, ongoing, caring presence on behalf of and with the supervision of the minister. This is a deep kind of accompanying.

Lay Pastoral Care Team members typically meet with a person weekly for up to an hour – in person, by phone, or by Zoom – ranging from several visits to a few weeks or months, up to a year.

Please view the calendar for the most up to date meeting information.

For more information, to request care, or to share word of someone in need of care, please contact UUCM’s minister at minister@uugrassvalley.org.