Pastoral Care

We turn to one another for help in many ways. The minister at Central Unitarian remains on call for hospital visits, and grief counseling at need. He or she arranges for professional colleagues to cover such needs when away on travel.

A select team of congregational members augments the minister’s efforts by keeping ears and eyes open to members who might have a need for support in the form of visits, calls, transportation or meals. These forms of support may be kept confidential if the recipient desires.

Members with news to share can light candles of joy and sorrow on Sundays and often include a brief note to be read during the call to prayer as part of the Sunday service. And, of course, the connections we make with one another through covenant groups and other shared experiences help us to support one another on a one-to-one, informal basis.