Cares & Concerns Team
Cares & Concerns Team works to meet the needs of members going through a crisis, or celebrating a joy, or trying to make a significant transition. The team works with the minister in providing a caring and supportive ministry to UUC members. The minister is available for pastoral care and should be contacted in the event of any pastoral emergency. The Cares & Concerns Team follows up with Joys and Sorrows expressed during the Sunday Service, visits with members of the community and shares a caring ministry in many different ways such as - making home & hospital visits, delivering meals, sending notes of support, and helping support the pastoral work of the ministers. The Cares & Concerns Team will try to help out with transportation needs during health recovery periods. They may be able to help in transporting you home from a rehab center, or bringing you to Sunday services, or taking you to doctor appointments.
Brown (chair), Alicia Addeo, Barbara Shimer, Beth Maxie, Bruce
Gotts, Carol Heichel, Cindi Smith, Del Scott, Denise Seeber,
Dorothy Gardiner, Eliseo Santana, Eloise Hardman, Laura Daniel,
Linda Faust, Lucille Odeneal, Melanie Martin, Midge McCaustland,
Susan Allen, Tiffany Boggs, Tom Sobocinski and Vasant Surti.
Pastoral Associates (PAs) are lay members of the congregation who offer confidential, practical and emotional support and spiritual companioning to fellow church members in need. They receive ongoing training and work in conjunction with the senior minister. When can a Pastoral Associate help me? PAs are available to talk to you over the phone or in person. They can be present during a difficult time, provide an opportunity to talk and be heard, offer empathy, emotional and spiritual support,or refer you to other sources of support or help. Two pastoral associates will be on-call each Sunday and can be identified by a green ribbon attached to their name tags.
Who the Pastoral Associates are: Allen Ongchango, Ann Myers, Ann Scott, Jackie Brown, Lynette Wood, Michael Woods and Susan Hegner.
If you are in need of some support from one of our Pastoral Associates, please email Jackie Brown here.