“Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through other’s eyes for an instant?”—-Henry David Thoreau
Why? The Pastoral Care Team has been created to provide
confidential and compassionate emotional support to parishioners who are having a difficult time in life, such as a major life change, the death of a loved one, health concerns, and family or relationship challenges.
What? We can meet with you either by phone or in person for sessions lasting up to an hour. We also provide referrals to professional help if needed. Confidentiality will be kept absolutely within the PC team.
Who? Pastoral Care Team/Associates are congregation members with gifts for caregiving who were carefully selected to serve in this role. We are supported by the minister and have received 50 hours of UUA training in providing emotional, spiritual, compassionate and confidential one-to-one care to fellow members.
How? Contact a member of the team firstname.lastname@example.org and one of the team will follow up with you.
Meet the Team
Sharon Concannon: I’ve been a Unitarian Universalist for over 30 years and my family overflows with UUism. One of my daughters is a UU minister and my other daughter is married to one. I have been part of four congregations serving on committees ranging from RE to Stewardship and everything in between. My spiritual growth has included many years of small group ministries, including Soul Matters here at HUUC. I’ve had many challenges and trying times in my life. My best healing has come when someone gifted me with deep, attentive listening, without trying to fix or diminish my pain. I feel called to offer that same deep, attentive listening to others, and helping them to find their own wisdom and healing.