Through our lay care-giving ministry, who provide care by:
- praying for those on the parish prayer list
- writing notes
- visiting in the hospital, rehab centers, and nursing homes
- coordinating care for those with long-term care needs
- providing food
Need prayer or assistance?/¿Necesitas una oración o asistencia? CLICK HERE to submit an online prayer request/para enviar una solicitud de oración. You may also call or email one of the pastors.
How to Become a Lay Caregiver
- The care-giving ministry of United Church is expanded and extended through a group of volunteer church members who work alongside the pastors. While the pastors, of course, are available when you need them, pastoral care is the extension of that care, layperson to layperson.
- Lotsa Helping Hands – People with family members or friends with ongoing care needs have found a helpful online tool – LotsaHelpingHands. LotsaHelpingHands is a secure website that is easy to navigate, intuitive to use, and enables families to easily coordinate needs of a family member with the resources (e.g., time) of team members. This coordination is accomplished through use of a shared group calendar listing opportunities for members to serve and to indicate volunteers who have signed up to handle certain tasks. It also has sections for “vital information”, “well wishes”, “photo gallery”, and “message boards” which you can include.
Steps for setting up a LotsaHelpingHands care page are found at HERE. They include 1) creating a community page, 2) inviting members to join, 3) entering volunteer tasks, and 4) adding more information as time and needs dictate. There is a tutorial that walks the coordinator through the steps HERE.
Final Care and End of Life