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Pastoral Care at UUAA

Pastoral Care is for YOU!

Pastoral Care is the embodiment of the love we share for each other, encompassing times of need and joy. This summer, UUAA, has experienced an increase in life transitions and memorial services. We know that grief and loss can have a profound impact on health and well-being. But you don’t have to do this alone, Pastoral Care is here for YOU! If you are in need of additional support, please reach out to the Pastoral Care Team. Whether its connecting you with another congregant who is willing to listen or with a minister to support your spiritual health, we are here!

 

If you currently are in need of pastoral care, you can reach the Care Team in the following ways:

  1. Call UUAA a 734-665-6158 and ask for Pastoral Care.  During office hours, you will be directed to Quiana Perkins, Pastoral Care Coordinator.  After office hours, call the same number and follow the prompts to reach Quiana in the evening or leave a message.
  1. Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (We will attempt to respond to your call or email within 24 hours.)  
  1. You can speak directly to Quiana or a member of the Care Team on Sunday during the Social Hour after each service.  We can be found at the Pastoral Care/Involvement table at the east end of the Social Hall.  

 

winter pastoralcarePastoral Care Winter Update

In the last month, we have experienced an increase in pastoral care requests for cards, calls, visits, and meals. In order to meet those requests, we will be calling on the network for support. 

In the coming month, you can anticipate more direct asks for your time and care. If you see an email titled: PASTORAL CARE REQUEST open as soon as you can and offer what help you are able.

 

 

 

MAY 2019:
On Sunday, May 19th, 2019, the NEW UUAA Pastoral Care Network was introduced to the Congregation. This network approach combines the skills and strengths of the ministerial team and the congregation to provide assistance in times of need and joy. A key element of the network is congregant to congregant care (congregants offering help to each other). We  gathered the names and commitments during the service and will start creating a data base of care.  

Quiana Perkins, Pastoral Care Coordinator, along with the Pastoral Care Team will manage the system, connecting those who need help with those willing to assist. Pleae reach out to Pastoral Care if you need support.

The Pastoral Team looks forward to serving our beloved community!

 

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Pastoral Care Coordinator

 

Quiana Perkens 2019Quiana Perkins Social Justice and Pastoral Care Ministries Coordinator As your new Pastoral Care Coordinator I see pastoral care is the way the community cares for itself.  It is the embodiment of the love we share for each other, encompassing times of need and joy.   Pastoral care is the umbrella term for all the care we offer each other.  Many calls for short term pastoral care can be met , with effective coordination, congregant to congregant.  Other calls for care such as counseling for a serious medical diagnosis or loss of a loved one need to be met by a minister.

Work is progressing to create an interactive system to meet the care needs in our large and growing congregation.  I meet regularly with the ministers and staff to coordinate and provide care.  Recruitment and training is underway for lay members to serve with me on our Care Team to facilitate a timely and effective response to requests for pastoral care.  Working with the lay leaders of large group ministries we’re finding a  member of each group who will serve and be trained as a liaison to the Care Team.  We will soon be asking everyone’s participation in our care network.  

I look forward to being in community with you. 

Quiana Perkins
Social Justice and Pastoral Care Ministries Coordinator
First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor
734-665-6158 ext 113

Office hours:

Sun 9-2| Mon- Tues- Wed 12-9|Thur 9-5

On call as needed for Pastoral Care Emergencies

 

 

“At the heart of our caring is the willingness to be more vulnerable and therefore more fully alive than ever before. This is the power that keeps us returning day by day to the ever-changing journey of caregiving.”

 

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