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 local appointments, 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.
Meeting in person at UUCM on the first Tuesdays at 4:00pm.
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
Members of the UUCM’s Lay Pastoral Care Team support 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.
For more information, to request care, or to share word of someone in need of care, please contact LayPastoralCare@uugrassvalley.org.