Lay Ministry

Lay Ministry at First Unitarian Society is a program to provide a confidential, caring presence to congregants undergoing stressful life challenges or joyous occasions. Our Lay ministers augment the pastoral work of the Society’s ministers and promote the spirit of community through direct service in visiting the ill and healing, facilitating support groups, and more.

Who might want Lay Pastoral Care? Challenges come our way in life. Some are pretty manageable. Others leave us feeling very alone and overwhelmed, or demand great contemplation. Lay Ministers are available to offer personal support to those enduring any of the situations listed above or other difficult life situations.

Types of Care Lay ministers respond to:

  • Serious Illness/Injury
  • Isolation
  • Caregiver Support
  • New Baby/Child in the Family
  • Depression
  • Grieving
  • Employment or financial issues
  • Losses accompanying aging

Our Lay Ministers are trained to provide a caring, listening presence, spiritual support, and hope in times of need. Contact Lay Ministers here or by calling 608-233-9774, ext.126.