Pastoral Care

 

PASTORAL CARE

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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 Rev. Margalie Belizare.

Card Ministry

If you or someone you know could use a token of support, encouragement or gratitude, our volunteers will happily send a card/note. To request a card be sent, please contact Rev. Margalie Belizare.

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.

Aging Gratefully: A support group for folks 55 & older to share experiences & discuss issues related to this stage of life; we occasionally have speakers to present on health care, de-cluttering services, relationships, legacy & other relevant topics. Contact Garry Mount for more information.

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.