Supporting Each Other

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The Hearts & Hands Team is a dedicated corps of big-hearted people who attend to the congregation's pastoral ministry, under the minister's guidance. In times of illness or injury, personal tragedy, or major life transitions the Hearts & Hands Team makes contact and expresses genuine care, whether by a card, a call, or a visit. Team members are good, supportive listeners, but are not in the counseling business.  In particular, the Team:

  • arranges for practical help in time of crisis – usually meals, occasionally other things;

  • offers education and support for pastoral issues, such as local support groups, community resources, and literature;

  • assists with hospitality for memorial receptions, in conjunction with the Assistant to the Minister. 

  • maintains a limited supply of medical equipment for loaning to members.

About Confidentiality: All pastoral information will be shared with the minister and Confidential00(unless specifically restricted) Hearts and Hands Team members. Information gained from "public" sources (like Joys & Sorrows) may be shared freely, but special care will be taken with what has been gained from a private communications. Team members will ask what is okay to share broadly within the church community.

About rides: It is a lovely thing for congregants to help one another by giving a ride to church or to an appointment. It is a more complex matter for the church to arrange rides. At present, the H & H Team does not arrange rides.

To Contact the Hearts & Hands Team: Contact the whole team by email or contact a team member individually by checking the church Directory for contact information.

Care Givers' Support Circle For UUCV Members and Friends

1st Wednesdays * 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. * Contact Group Coordinators for meeting location

Each member of this group is caring for a loved one with a chronic condition. The group gathers to offer emotional support and encouragement through sympathetic listening. Meetings focus on giving each person an opportunity to share, while others offer suggestions and resources as requested. Because of the sensitive nature of this group, it is limited in size and not open for drop-ins. If you are in a care-giver role and are looking for a warm-hearted group for support, please contact our group leaders for more information and to see if space is available at this time.

Contact: Care Givers