We need one another when we mourn and would be comforted.
We need one another when we are in trouble and afraid.
We need one another when we are in despair, in temptation,
and need to be recalled to our best selves.
We need one another when we come to die,
and would have gentle hands to prepare us for the journey.
All our lives we are in need, and others are in need of us.
George E. O’Dell
We are a Welcoming Congregation and provide pastoral care to all members regardless of sexual orientations and gender identities, races, ethnicities, and abilities, and we unconditionally welcome you, as your full authentic self.
Members and their families are welcome to contact our minister for short-term pastoral counseling on a totally confidential basis. Examples of matters you might choose to share with the minister are grief and change, retirement, relationship crises, job loss, medical or family concerns, or end-of-life issues.
To build a beloved community, the volunteers on the care team receive special training to assist those who may feel unwelcome, patronized, or marginalized. They may not be able to fully remedy every situation, but they can provide a compassionate ear and a willingness to enlist the help of others. If you have a concern that you think it’s important for someone to know, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to share your information in confidence.