The Pastoral/Care Ministries at UUCC Glen Allen is a vibrant part of congregational life, and a vital part of maintaining connections in our faith community. Watch this video on Pastoral Care/Care Ministries. This ministry is made up of several unique but cooperative components:

1. Our minister is available to provide pastoral care when needed.

2. The Care Committee is lay-led and operated. The committee meets on a regular basis (approximately monthly), to assess the effectiveness of the Committee’s outreach (see #3). An additional focus of these meetings includes the opportunity for committee members to participate in continuing education and skill development on providing care within a congregation.

3. A community-based network of neighborhoods (by zip-code) utilizes a monthly Care Coordinator, as well as a contact person in each zip code to activate other congregants in the same zip code to provide pastoral care to a neighbor in need. Examples include sending cards, offering meals, making phone calls of support, providing child care and visitation or transportation, and whatever else is needed.

The Care Ministry plans to expand its lay pastoral associate program! We anticipate training new lay pastoral associates sometime this spring. Now is the time to let us know if you would like to explore whether the lay ministry of compassionate listening and presence is something that you would like to give to UUCC. Lay pastoral associates make a time commitment of the initial training, a monthly time for  visitation and outreach, and a monthly meeting with other lay pastoral associates that includes continuing in-service learning. For more information, please follow this link to the members area. 


The Care Committee has, for many years, received beautifully knitted, quilted, and crocheted shawls, wraps, and small (lap) blankets. These were all made by UUCC members or friends, even some living in other states. Care gives these blankets to individuals experiencing serious illness, grief over the loss of a loved one, or other significant life challenges. It’s a lovely way to show our members and friends how much we care about them. If you like to knit, sew, quilt, or crochet, would you please consider making a small, person-sized wrap for someone in our community in need? For more information, please follow this link to the members area. Please also note that beautiful yarn has been donated for use in making these shawls. Let us know if you would like to use some of this yarn to create a lovely care gift.

Neighborhood Groups by Zip Code

image of color coded neighborhood groups by zip code