AUUC is a loving community that provides support and care for each other through both the best and the most difficult of times. Pastoral care is the term we use for the ways we offer support and compassion to each other in community.
Pastoral Care: Our Minister
“As Unitarian Universalists, we believe that no one person possesses superior knowledge about ways of being in the world or spiritual pathways than any other person. Therefore it would be presumptuous of me to tell you how to live your life or to give you advice. However, there are often times in life when we need feedback, a listening ear or reflection so that we can clarify our own thoughts around an emotionally charged event or perplexing circumstance. Those times may call for pastoral counseling. You may leave me a note in the envelope on the bulletin board in the front hallway of the church across from the office, or contact me by email.”
There are many situations which constitute an urgent pastoral care need. If you or a loved have been in an accident, there has been a death, someone was arrested or hospitalized, you are stranded or any number of other issues. In the case of an urgent pastoral care need, please call my cell number, anytime day or night.
Pastoral Care: Our Care Team
Caring for one another is a core spiritual practice for Unitarian Universalists. It can be as simple as sending cards for birthdays, anniversaries, illness, births, and deaths, or by delivering meals at the time of illness, birth, or death. The Care Team may organize teams of people to assist our members who face ongoing needs. In this way, a “chosen family” supports the individual in addition to friends and family.
If you are in need of support from our congregation or know of someone who does, please contact the membership committee by email.