Pastoral Care Ministries


Pastoral Care Workshop

The Art of the Pastoral Visit

Tuesday, January 26th, 7:00 to 9:00 PM.

Rev. McKinneyThe Pastoral Friends Committee is proud to present a special workshop on pastoral care with the Rev. Dr. Marcus M. McKinney. Rev. McKinney currently serves as Vice President of Community Health Equity and Health Policy at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. Prior to this role, he served as St. Francis’ Director of Pastoral Counseling and Community Outreach. Rev. McKinney has graciously agreed to share his insights about effective pastoral care visits. All are welcome. For more information, contact Rev. Josh Pawelek at (860) 646-5151 or revpawelek@sbcglobal.net.

Unitarian Universalist ChaliceCaring for each other in times of personal challenge or crisis is at the heart of our congregational culture and mission. In partnership with the minister, UUS:E’s Pastoral Care Committee helps us carry out this very important internal ministry. The Pastoral Care Committee ministers to UUS:E members and friends by keeping in touch through visits or phone calls, attempting to provide transportation to congregational events and medical appointments, sending notes or greeting cards, offering meals in times of illness, and providing hospitality at memorial services.

The Pastoral Care Committee is also able to recommend supportive resources within the congregation, as well as professional care and service providers in the larger community.

When you need a hand, please contact us. We are here to help, and are very willing to hear about your situation.

If you can lend a hand, please let us know. The Pastoral Care Committee is always looking for people to help out. There is always the need for volunteers. Opportunities to help include brief, one time jobs as well as more involved roles. Together we form a network of members who reach out to one another in times of need.

If you would like to get involved, have questions, or just want to talk, contact the office at 860-646-5151 or at uuse153@sbcglobal.net. Contact Rev. Josh Pawelek at (860) 652-8961.

UUS:E’s Mental Health Ministry provides support and recommends resources to people who have, or have had, a mental health diagnosis in their lives, as well as people who are caring for family members and friends who have, or have had, such a diagnosis.

Mental Health Affinity Network is a support network that discusses various aspects of mental health/mental illness/brain dis-ease. If you would like to get involved, have questions, or just want to talk, contact 860-646-5151 or uuse153@sbcglobal.net.

Mental Health Caregivers Support Network is a support network for caregivers and families/friends of people with mental health issues. If you would like to get involved, have questions, or just want to talk, contact the office at 860-646-5151 or uuse153@sbcglobal.net.

 If you would like to get involved, have questions, or just want to talk, contact the office at 860-646-5151 or at uuse153@sbcglobal.net.