The UUCSH Caring Committee supports the congregation in times of need and in times of joy. Support ranges from sending kind notes to arranging for home-cooked meals, transportation to medical appointments, and addressing other needs. To submit a caring request for yourself or someone else, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
When to call the minister . . .
- The minister is available to help you 24 hours a day. You should never hesitate to call in an emergency, at any hour.
- You are not “bothering” the minister with your problems. You are not taking time away from “more important” things I have to do. You are the important thing I have to do. One reason I am your minister is to be of help to you. That is what my time is for.
- A minister cannot know when s/he is needed. You need to tell me. Don’t assume that I “already know”, and don’t be offended if I don’t know and you haven’t told me.
You might call your minister when . . .
- Someone is in the hospital or is going to be
- Someone is homebound and would like to be visited
- There is a death in the family
- You wish to discuss funeral arrangements ahead of time
- You have children to be christened or dedicated
- You have personal problems or family difficulties and need someone to talk to (your communication with me is confidential)
- You want to get married
- You don’t want to be married
- You are arrested, in jail, or facing other legal difficulties
- You have an important decision to make as to employment, education, etc.
- You are angry with the minister and/or upset about something at church
- You have friends in mind who might be interested in our church
- You want to talk about religion
- You do not yet know the minister and would like to get acquainted
- You feel like going out for a beer and can’t think of anyone
- You think the minister needs a beer
- You simply need to talk
Dr. Rev. Len De Roche