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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Gail Figliola 203-645-8190 href=”mailto:email@example.com”>firstname.lastname@example.org
Pat Grigg 203-248-9299 email@example.com
Cathy Jackson 203-387-4008 href=”mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org”>email@example.com
Susan Meredith 203-787-4842 firstname.lastname@example.org
Fred Morrison 203-631-5578 href=”mailto:email@example.com”>firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah Whitson 203/288-1537 href=”mailto:email@example.com”>firstname.lastname@example.org
Caring Connections Coordinators
Rides Coordinator: NONE AT THIS TIME
Meals Coordinator: Sue Bond 203/230-1766 email@example.com
Friendly Visitors: Rev. Marion Visel 203-288-1807, ext 207 firstname.lastname@example.org
Prayer Shawl Ministry: Becky Friedkin 203-407-1146 email@example.com
Sunday Flowers: Rev. Marion Visel 203-288-1807, ext 207 firstname.lastname@example.org
Caregivers Support Group: Sarah Whitson 203/288-1537 email@example.com
Elder Support Group: Rev. Marion Visel 203-288-1807, ext 207 firstname.lastname@example.org