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Caring Ministry Team

 The Caring Ministry Team officiates the "Sharing of Names" (i.e., the Joys and Concerns) and flower donations for our weekly worship services. They also make regular calls to those in need and meet monthly to write follow-up cards.

To send names you'd like to include in the Sharing of Names during Sunday services or to let us know about people who need care, please send us an e-mail.


Flower Donations

Donating flowers is a great way to honor a love one or celebrate a momentous occasion while simultaneously adding the beauty and color of flowers to our church services. When service is finished, take the flowers home with you to enjoy. You may also include a special message about the person you're honoring or event you're celebrating which will be printed in the order of service and read during the sharing of joys and concerns. The donation is $30.00. If interested, please visit this area of the website.


Help Support a Member In Need

One of our members, a single mother, is coping with stage four cancer. She is participating in a clinical trial and the ongoing chemo can make keeping up with household duties difficult. To lighten her load, the Caring Ministry Team would like to provide homemade or store-bought prepared meals for her and her children. We’re shooting for one meal per week.

We suggest:

  • Chicken dishes (baked, breaded tenders)
  • Mexican food (beef or chicken soft tacos, rice beans, guacamole, salsa)
  • Indian food (samosas, vegetable dishes)
  • Thai (green curry with veggies, simple chicken dish)
  • Breakfast for dinner (pancakes, french toast, etc.)
  • Hamburgers
  • Salads
  • Hoagies
  • Fruit

Please contact the Caring Ministry Team if you would like to donate a meal or if you have any questions. Thanks for being part of this special effort and a member of our caring community.

Best practice notice: please, note that the Caring Ministry Team seeks to balance the mutual goals of rallying the community to help those in need while also practicing discretion. Therefore, please practice direct communication with the member in need and do not talk to others about the recipient of the church's services. Please do not assume that a member's family or employer are aware of their situation. Thank you.

Please help us grow a 'human touch' that bridges members together and keeps us all healthy and active, in our UU home.


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