Pastoral Care

  • Rev. Lisa provides support and spiritual guidance to members in crisis, and makes referrals to professionals for ongoing counseling.
  • The Lay Ministry team provides regular visiting and emotional support for members who are ill or homebound.
  • Our caring staff often provide additional support and encouragement in collaboration with Rev. Lisa and the Lay Ministers.

Joys and Sorrows

  • Sharing our joys and sorrows at Sunday services allows members to care for each other, which is part of our congregation's mission. Some joys and sorrows are shared over coffee after service, some are shared symbolically during the service, and a few are read or spoken aloud. 
  • Members may use an online form to submit a joy or sorrow to be read aloud. 

Our Care Team

  • The Care Committee assists the minister in pastoral work by providing expressions of emotional and tangible support to members experiencing bereavement, illness and other life crises. 
  • Members of the congregation are encouraged to make referrals to the committee by e-mail, by phone or in person. The website also has an online form where members may report care needs.
  • To contact the Care Committee, email the chair of the committee.

Support Groups

  • The Fellowship offers Small Group Ministry to members who'd like to deepen spiritual and social connections within small groups. There are a variety of affinity groups as well. Contact our Member Manager at coordinator@uufws.org if you’d like help finding a support or small group to join. Many groups take a summer hiatus, but it's always a good time to get your name on the list for groups that may be in the process of forming.

Memorials

  • Rev. Lisa R. Schwartz, with support from the Memorial Committee, plans and officiates at memorial services for members, and for non-members as time and other resources permit. There are often fees associated with memorials, including an engraving fee for placing a name on the stones in the memorial garden. For more information contact Fellowship Administrator at administrator@uufws.org.
  • Members and friends of the Fellowship are encouraged to complete Memorial Planning Forms to aid their family in working with the minister and the Memorial committee upon their death.
  • For more information or to schedule a meeting with Rev. Lisa about end-of-life planning, contact revlisa@uufws.org.