“I went into ministry to be in relationship with a congregation of people, so let’s talk. I will meet you for coffee/tea/cola/lunch to talk about what’s up with you. I like to do this at Panera, or Starbucks, or the Museum cafe, or my office when there are others present in the building. We can speak confidentially, but I will report any information on child abuse, elder abuse or abuse of persons with disabilities. Virginia law allows me to keep those sorts of secrets, but my minister’s covenant does not. Also, the church has developed a good group of pastoral associates and a caring committee for ongoing situations.”
Lay Pastoral Care
Lay Pastoral Care is a ministerial program that provides a confidential, caring presence to congregants undergoing stressful life challenges. The program also serves as an extension of the minister’s own pastoral care presence. Please contact the minister or the office to get in touch with a lay pastoral care associate.
Our Caring Team
The Caring Team helps members and friends of UCN receive care in times of crisis and need. Thus, all members and friends of UCN are member of the Caring Team as we give a helping hand to other members and friends in time of need. Contact us to volunteer or let us know about a need. We welcome additional coordinators and volunteers.
To get in touch with the Caring Team, please email the Office.