The Congregational Care Team is a group of caring members of the Church who work to keep members and friends connected to each other and to respond to them in times of need.
The Team meets monthly to review congregational needs and concerns and to consider how they might respond compassionately, constructively, and reasonably on a case-by-case basis to those needing support or assistance. The major efforts of the Team are sponsoring the annual Helping Hands, Loving Hearts party with the Children and Youth Religious Education program, and coordinating the Holiday Basket project in December. On a day-to-day basis, the Team’s responsibilities include:
- Organizing Memorial Service receptions
- Coordinating hospital and home visits
- Providing meals for UUCC families in times of crisis
- Bringing flowers, treat baskets, or other small tokens of friendship to a homebound church member; maybe staying for a bit of friendly conversation
- Sending cards from the congregation offering congratulations, consolation, or support.
- Lending a general hand as needed in situations determined on a case-by-case basis.
The Congregational Care Team could not do its work without the help of its many “Friends.” These individuals are not officially team members, but volunteer to be contacted by email to help occasionally with the day-to-day tasks described above.
The Congregational Care Team is available to help during difficult times. Members of the congregation should not hesitate to contact the Church office at (704) 366-8623 or firstname.lastname@example.org, if they have their own special need or know of the needs of another church member or family. In addition, the Team encourages anyone interested in becoming a “Friend” and making one’s self available to help on occasion to be in touch. If you have it in your heart to reach out, the Congregational Care Team will give you the guidance and information to make it happen. Even the smallest of efforts can make a difference to those in need.