If you are in need of a pastoral care connection today, contact Rev. Jim Lewis at 984-377-3636 or by e-mail at jimlewis@uuchnc.org.

Each Sunday, a member of our Pastoral Care Team will be available after church to be a “listening ear” for those who could use some support. The information for who that will be can be found in our Weekly E-News.

What is Pastoral Care?

Pastoral care is not just about helping people through crisis. It is one of the ways we “do church” by building relationships. There are lots of reasons you might want connect in our congregation. As we have a minister and a pastoral care team, please consider if any of these matters may guide you to reach out to us for pastoral care:
  • When you haven’t met me yet, but would like to.
  • When you have problems you’d like to discuss, concerning your children, your job, your marriage, or anything else where a sympathetic ear might be of help.
  • When you’re going in the hospital or know someone else in the congregation who is.
  • When someone close to you has died or is critically ill.
  • When you’re planning to be married, or wish you could be.
  • When you have a child to be dedicated.
  • When you’re pregnant but wish you weren’t.
  • When you, or a friend or neighbor would like more information about the Unitarian Universalist faith.
  • When you’re considering joining the congregation.
  • When you’d like to show me what a good cook you are!
  • When there are community issues you’d like to discuss or would like me to be involved with.
  • When you’d like to talk religion with me.
  • When you’d like to talk parenting with me – as a parent, or as a child.
  • When you’ve had good news and want to share it.
  • When you’ve had bad news.
  • When you’re feeling overwhelmed.
  • When you want to tell me your history with the congregation.
  • When you’ve heard a great joke and want to share it.

This list is adapted from an essay by the Rev. Dr. Peter Lee Scott, circa 1957