The Caring Ministry Team at Community United Church of Christ is made up of lay members of our congregation who have been trained by our pastoral associate. No other special background is required. As a group, the Caring Ministry team provides pastoral care and support for members of the congregation who are homebound, recovering from an injury or illness, or who may have underlying chronic conditions.
Each member is trained to listen and to be present in a pastoral way for those who are in distress or who simply require a helping hand. We provide support for our church members and families. In addition, we support the church’s ministry team when needed. You will find us present at funerals and memorial services and other occasions as the need arises.
If you are interested in becoming a member of our creative and supportive team of care providers, please contact the office for more information. The training consists of 5 weeks of 1 1/2 hour long, hands on education in the practical skills of pastoral care. We meet once a month for check-in with each other, updates and continuing education.
Our CUCC 80-years-and-older crowd shared their wisdom and humor at the Sages Luncheon. Their bits of advice, and lively conversations about "way back when" delighted the CUCC Youth, their drivers, and others who had the privilege of assisting and attending this popular event.
The CUCC Youth group decorated CUCC community room and luncheon tables with hearts and other signs of love. Kathy Leftwich served up an outstanding meal, followed by a delicious array of cookies donated by several CUCC members.
At the luncheon, Sages wrote "Sage Advice" on paper hearts that were then displayed last Sunday for the congregation to enjoy and benefit from. In addition, during "Joys and Concerns," several people acknowledged the Sages for their many attributes.
Let us continue to honor and recognize the important role our Sages play in the CUCC community and in our lives.