Pastoral Care




We help people listen, open, and serve by providing continuing compassionate presence, ongoing community connection, relationships of support, and an opportunity to experience the giving of pastoral care as a spiritual practice. This ministry depends on the dedication and compassion of many seen and unseen individuals. Giving and receiving of care is a gift to both the giver and the receiver; it replenishes the  hearts of both.

Caring Cuisine

Led by longtime member Patti Clark, Caring Cuisine volunteers put their faith in action by offering meals to individuals or families in a time of crisis or transition. If you or someone you know is in need of this kind of support, please contact us.

Memorial Services and Receptions

Members of our congregation offer caring hospitality to grieving families by providing a simple reception of cookies, coffee, and punch following memorial services of our members. We hope to make this time of difficulty a little easier by taking care of these details.

Honoring the life of a loved one who has died is important, and even if you’re not a member of our community, our space and memorial officiants may be available. To learn more about memorial services at First Unitarian, contact us.

Support Groups

Grief Group: This monthly grief group meets online for anyone who needs support following the death of a spouse or partner. Contact Rev. Lynn Acquafondata to register or for more information.

Caregivers Support Group: If you’re providing care for another and would like to connect with others who are also caregivers, we hope you’ll join us on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 12:00 PM. For the Zoom link and/or more information, email Elise and/or John.

For Parents and Caregivers: Our Religious Education program offers several support groups.

Looking for Spiritual Deepening? Our Adult Spiritual Development ministry has a variety of options to choose from.