Pastoral care is an essential and central ministry of University Unitarian Church.
Working closely with the Rev. Beth Chronister, minister of pastoral care, the Care Team is a group of specially trained volunteers who accompany members and friends through life’s transitions and challenges by offering confidential support and care. From welcoming a newborn child into a family, to accompanying someone through cancer treatment, to walking with those in grief or other emotional distress, the Care Team supports individuals and groups alike. They offer tangible assistance—meals, professional referrals, and hospital visits—and act as a caring, listening presence. By doing so, we seek to strengthen our bonds of humanity and hope.
The purpose of UUC’s Care Ministries is to provide confidential, compassionate and emotional support to members of our church community. If you, your family, or another member are experiencing illness, hardship, isolation, or are in crisis or in need of support, let us know the best way and time to contact you.
For Meals & Rides
Our Helping Hands volunteers focus specifically on things like providing meals and rides to those who need them. If you or a loved one are ill, having a baby, or having surgery, let us know and we will be happy to provide some meals to help out. We will also coordinate volunteers to help with rides to and from church or to places such as doctor’s appointments. Contact the Care Team message line or email to arrange Helping Hands assistance.
You may call the Care Team on our confidential 24-hour message line at (206) 454-7722 or email using the form below. A member of the Care Team is on call to respond to messages left on the Care Line and email inbox. Both are checked once or twice per day.