Call To Pastoral Care
We need not think alike to love alike.
—Attributed to Transylvanian Unitarian Francis David, whose leadership brought about the first edict of religious toleration, known as the Edict of Torda
Due to Rev. Anya’s sabbatical in January, this month’s Minister’s Message was written by the Pastoral Care Team (PCT). The PCT is a core of UUCS volunteers dedicated to assisting our congregation with a variety of needs. Our goal is to provide a ministry of hope and caring so that no friend or member of our congregation need be alone. The Prayer of Saint Francis reminds us what the PCT strives to do:
Grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console;
To be understood as to understand;
To be loved as to love.
The reasons we volunteered for PCT are as varied as our backgrounds.
Denise Lorenz: The PCT provides me with opportunities to get out of my self- centered world and contribute to the life of the congregation. I’ve gotten to know several individuals on a much deeper level than would otherwise be likely, and the strength and grace with which they endure sadness and loss fills me with awe. It truly is in giving that we receive.
Bonnie Lepoff: My call to the PCT grew from my previous work in this congregation and from my participation in seminars and workshops in communications. The main message was always just show up a… More...