The mission of the Lay Pastoral Associates Program is:

“To respond, by bringing UU principles and sources, to significant life events experienced by friends and members of our congregation with care, deep listening, and respect. To give love in action, mindful of our own well-being.”

Our Goals are:

  • to hold people at difficult times in their lives
  • to extend the church, acting on our UU principles, to where people are in their lives, be it home, hospice, or  hospital
  • to involve others in this process by helping staff and the minister widen the circle of care
  • to train and support those giving pastoral care

With the Objectives:

  • to manage requests
  • to bring ritual, stories, song, and worship to every occasion
  • to be prepared, to be flexible, and to show up