No matter what has drawn us to Unitarian Universalism, our need to belong to an authentic, supportive community is a powerful element of congregational life. To feel that we are truly cared for by others comforts, strengthens and encourages us. At Shelter Rock we are committed to companioning one another through all the changes in our life, curing times of celebration as well as times of need.
The numerous volunteer-driven ministries of the Caring Committee are listed below. To seek help or to volunteer, please email us or contact Rev. Jennifer Brower, Minister for Pastoral Care.
Coordinates visits to Shelter Rock members who are hospitalized or homebound.
Coordinates transportation to and from medical appointments, Sunday worship and other activities at Shelter Rock.
New Parent Ministry
Offers support, fellowship and parenting resources to new parents. Monthly meetings.
Extends care to our children, youth and their families.
Seniors Support Network
Offers support and fellowship to seniors at Shelter Rock and in the surrounding community. Programs feature guest speakers addressing issues of importance to seniors.
Caring Hearts Quilters
Creates hand-crafted quilts and knitted gifts to welcome new babies and cheer those who are ailing. Meets weekly, alternating Fridays and Saturdays, 10:00 am 2:00 pm.
Prepares and delivers meals to members who are convalescing.
Annual Coat Drive for Children and Adults
Donate new and used coats from Sept. to Dec.
Caring Committee helps in organizing Blood Drives throughout the year.
We send cards of celebration and notes of encouragement to Shelter Rock members whose sorrows and joys are mentioned during the Sunday morning worship service.
Thanksgiving Day Dinner at Hadley House
For individual members seeking a friendly, family-like environment.
The Lay Chaplains are members of Shelter Rock who are trained to provide confidential, compassionate companionship and spiritual support to fellow members experiencing transitions or crises. To request the support of a Lay Chaplain please contact the Minister's Assistant, Rev. Jennifer L. Brower.