UUCSC Pastoral Care

The UUCSC Pastoral Care committee is led by Rev. DL Helfer and provides pastoral care to members and friends of the congregation.  Rev. DL and committee members are trained to offer a “ministry of presence,”  which emphasizes being with, but not advising, congregants who are experiencing major life transitions. To access pastoral care, contact Rev. DL Helfer during regular church office hours, or if the office is closed, contact any member of the Pastoral Care Committee.

Upon request, the congregation will provide three meals after a hospital stay or during the severe illness of a member or friend of the congregation.The committee also helps to make local community resources, such as housing services, readily accessible to members and friends. Two excellent resources are available for review on the reference shelf of the UUCSC Library: a well-used Guide to Pastoral Care Resources and a new book, Senior Resource Guide of Rhode Island.