The Caring Circle is a group of church members and friends who respond when someone in our church community experiences needs and/or challenges due to illness, birth/adoption, death, or other life changes or special needs. The impact of these challenges can be eased by our caring for one another, person-to-person, family-to-family.
Our church’s mission statement reminds us that “The purpose of our religious community is to be a liberal presence seeking truth through intellectual and spiritual exploration in a caring and supportive environment. We accept a diversity of religious beliefs and support the values of compassion, justice, and integrity in our daily lives, in the education of our children, and in the larger world.”
To carry out our goal of being a caring and supportive community that supports the value of compassion, we invite you and your family to become active participants in our Caring Circle. We are also reaching out to you so you can let us know when you are in need of care. By caring for each other we create a strong community. By virtue of our humanity, we all have times when we need care from others and times when we want to reach out to others. The Caring Circle provides us with opportunities for those caring interactions.
How Can the Caring Circle Help?
Caring Circle members provide meals for people in the church community in times of need.
Cards & Notes
Caring Circle members send cards and notes to bring cheer and caring communication to those in our church family in periods of transition.
Caring Circle members provide transportation to church members in times of need. Rides to medical appointments are the most typical type of request.
Memorial Service Receptions
Caring Circle members take care of all aspects of memorial service receptions, providing set up, serving during receptions, and cleaning up, as well as making the food for receptions. Many members of the Caring Circle pitch in to host each reception; by working together, we each take on a portion of the work.
Other Special Needs
At other times of unexpected challenge, Caring Circle members work together to try to meet, in a caring and supportive way, whatever other needs our community may have.