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 by the Rev. Marion Visel; 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 Rev. Marion Visel or one of the Caring Connections Coordinators.
Rev. Marion Visel email@example.com 203-288-1807, ext. 207
Lay Ministry Team
David Cross 203/281-4515 firstname.lastname@example.org
Pat Grigg 203-248-9299 email@example.com
Charisse Hutton 203-248-9764 firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan Meredith 203-787-4842 email@example.com
Caring Connections Coordinators
Rides Coordinator: Sue Denis 203/848-4237 cell firstname.lastname@example.org
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