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Pastoral Care | UU Fellowship of Gainesville

Our congregation is a community to caring for one another. This is part of our vision: “to be a diverse religious community committed to lifelong spiritual growth and compassionate service to each other, our community, and the earth.”

 



We are not human because we think. We are human because we care.

Rev. Dr. Forrest Church


We offer a team-based approach to pastoral care, building on the interchange of friendship and the overall support of a caring congregation. If you feel the need of a little extra support, we invite you to contact us by one of these routes:

Pastoral Associates are trained volunteers who offer a listening ear for members of UUFG and their families in times of stress or life transition. All contact with a Pastoral Associate is confidential within the limits of the law. The team strives to stay connected with members who are home bound or in assisted living, as well as those who are in the hospital or hospice.

Team members are sometimes able to coordinate transportation for medical appointments or Sunday services, or to help arrange for meals or other practical support in times of crisis.

The Pastoral Associates Team meets regularly with the minister for ongoing coordination and support.

To help UUFG be there for you, the Pastoral Associates team has designed a Life Transition Form that makes it easy for you to share relevant information about whom you wish contacted in times of crisis and other matters about your personal wishes, particularly around illness or end of life issues. You may include as much or as little information as you feel comfortable. Completed forms will be retained by the minister in complete confidence. Life Transition Forms are available at www.uufg.org or from the Fellowship office.

UUFG members and their families are welcome to contact our Minister, Rev. Dr. Maureen Killoran, for short-term pastoral counseling on a totally confidential basis. Examples of matters you might choose to share with the minister are issues of grief or change, retirement, relationship crises, job loss, end of life issues, or other medical and family concerns. Rev. Maureen always appreciates our letting her know when someone in our UUFG community is experiencing hard times. She respects each person’s wishes regarding privacy, and only shares information with the individual’s clear permission. You may reach her by phoning the church office or emailing minister(at)uufg.org

 


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