First UCC is a church that cares for its members. This is done through many ways. Pastoral volunteers provide rides for those who may be unable to drive themselves to appointments, meals for those going through a difficult time, and visits to those who may feel isolated, ill, or lonely.
The Congregational Care Council works closely with church staff to coordinate volunteers and to provide events throughout the year. These events include the annual Strawberry Festival in June, the Holiday Luncheon at Northfield Retirement Community, the Longest Night service, and other events as needed.
Pastoral care, however, is not limited to professional caregivers or ministers. It is what we, of all ages, do when we provide a loving presence for someone going through a difficult time.
If you are in need of pastoral care, or if you are interested in becoming a pastoral volunteer, please call Pastor Bob at 645-7532.