From Your Minister of Congregational Care
Our theme for the month of March is covenant. As a religious community gathered in love, the Piedmont Unitarian Universalist Church seeks to nurture the spirit, cherish diversity, and cultivate justice. In the context of caring for one another, how are you living into our mission of nurturing the spirit? How are you nurturing others, and how are you nurturing your own spirit as well?
From a congregational care standpoint, we hope to cultivate practices of caring in a number of ways. Most basically, the mission (or promise or covenant) of the Congregational Care Team with members of beloved community is this: We seek to contribute to the well-being of members and friends of the congregation through a ministry guided by compassion and evidenced through intentional acts of loving-kindness and support. We seek to live out our mission by supporting individuals and families during life transitions, hospitalizations, and crises. We seek to offer comfort to the ill and bereaved and to maintain contact with those who are unable to attend services. In other words, we seek to love you as best we can.
If you’re facing such a transition and would like to receive a call or visit from our Minister of Congregational Care or member of our care team, please contact us at email@example.com to let us know.
If you have a joy, a sorrow, or a concern you’d like to share with the community as a whole, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org. We list these (births, illnesses, losses) in our weekly newsletter and include them in our weekly ritual on Sunday. We do not include names or requests unless you contact us directly as we also seek to honor your privacy and maintain confidentiality. At your request, we lift up your joys and concerns and offer our loving energies, well-wishes, or prayers in response.
May we truly nurture one another’s spirits as we travel this journey, and may loving kindness guide each step.
Wishing you peace,
Rev. Mary Frances