Congregational care comes in many forms at Unity Church. It might be a comfort shawl knitted by a church member to wrap around your shoulders when you are ill or reeling from life’s troubles. Or it may be a caring call or visit, or a thoughtful card that comes your way when you are hurting, recovering or grieving.
All these, and more, are examples of congregational care offered by Unity’s ministers and lay members on the Care Team.
TO REQUEST CONGREGATIONAL CARE
Do you have a concern or celebration you wish to have shared in the Embracing Meditation during Sunday worship? Would you like to request a call from the Minister or a helping hand or listening ear of a Care Team member? Use the form on this page or send an email to email@example.com. If you are experiencing an urgent need for pastoral support, call 651-300-9123.
TO JOIN OUR CONGREGATIONAL CARE TEAM
We invite you to consider joining our Congregational Care Team. Our Care Team provides a vital way in which Unity members generously give and receive compassionate care to those in times of transition, sorrow and joy. Serving as a member of the Care Team in this way is a wonderful way to meet and get to know congregants.
Our team members find this participation to be spiritually enriching and they receive the ongoing development and support they need. Care team members are commissioned by the church and supervised by the Minister of Congregational Care.
Below are some different ways that you can participate in the Congregational Care Team.
SERVING AS A CARE TEAM HELPING HAND
Helping Hand folks provide extremely valuable and rewarding specific and time-limited assistance with practical tasks. Examples of Care Team service by Helping Hands:
SERVING AS A CARE TEAM VISITOR
Care Team member visits are made to those in our Unity community who need an extra bit of support, who wish to have a more personal link to church, or who seek comfort during a transition or challenge. Care Team visitors are there for the short and the long journeys.
Assignments are made and overseen by the Minister of Congregational Care and are flexible. Visitors can be individuals, pairs, or teams who rotate.
Examples of Care Team visits include:
SERVING AS A CARE TEAM LAY CHAPLAIN
The Minister of Congregational Care is responsible for primary pastoral care to congregants. Designated members of the Care Team serve as Lay Chaplains and support this ministry by providing shorter-term, interim, follow-up, or complementary visits. Lay Chaplains are specially trained and certified to provide advanced pastoral care, and their visits support people during difficult life situations. If you are interested in the Congregational Care Team, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.