USNH PASTORAL CARE PROGRAM

Mission of Our Pastoral Care Program: Tends to and cares for members and friends, addressing suffering and isolation by offering comfort, connection and solace.

What is “pastoral care”? It’s anything that has to do with a ministry of compassionate assistance for members of our community who are in need. Pastoral care includes short-term counseling with our ministers, bereavement help after a death, assistance with meals and transportation in a time of illness, and support groups to help with some of life’s challenges. The USNH Pastoral Care Program is led by our ministers but includes many laypersons as well; it was created to serve and care for members of our community through times of illness, injury, bereavement and other hardships.

Many USNH members volunteer with the Pastoral Care Program. Short-term needs are met through our Caring Connections groups, coordinated by the volunteers listed below.   The Lay Ministry Team is comprised of volunteers who have been trained in pastoral care ; Lay Ministry members provide support to those who wish to have longer term accompaniment.

If you or another member of USNH has a need, please contact one of the Caring Connections Coordinators.

 

Lay Ministry Team

Dee Arneth 203-507-2104 deejarneth@yahoo.com

Gail Figliola 203-645-8190 href=”mailto:grannygail08@gmail.com”>grannygail08@gmail.com

Pat Grigg  203-248-9299  sgrigg5@comcast.net

Cathy Jackson 203-387-4008 href=”mailto:catherin.jackson@att.net”>catherin.jackson@att.net

Susan Meredith  203-787-4842  susan.meredith@snet.net

Fred Morrison 203-631-5578 href=”mailto:fredmorrison@comcast.net”>fredmorrison@comcast.net

Sarah Whitson 203/288-1537 href=”mailto:fernstones@gmail.com”>fernstones@gmail.com

Caring Connections Coordinators

Rides Coordinator:  NONE AT THIS TIME  

Meals Coordinator:  Sue Bond 203/230-1766 suembond@gmail.com

Friendly Visitors:  Rev. Marion Visel  203-288-1807, ext 207  marion.visel@usnh.org

Prayer Shawl Ministry:  Becky Friedkin  203-407-1146  beckyf@snet.net

Sunday Flowers:  Rev. Marion Visel  203-288-1807, ext 207  marion.visel@usnh.org

Caregivers Support Group:  Sarah Whitson 203/288-1537 fernstones@gmail.com

Elder Support Group: Rev. Marion Visel 203-288-1807, ext 207 marion.visel@usnh.org