Our Congregational Care Team is the eyes and ears of a caring congregation.
On a day-to-day basis, the team works in coordination with the professional staff to respond in a timely manner to the needs of our members. Some of those responsibilities include visiting members in their homes, delivering food, organizing memorial service receptions, and celebrating the arrival of a new baby with a meal and baby blanket. The team also meets monthly to consider how they might respond compassionately, constructively and reasonably on a case-by-case basis to those needing support or assistance.
The Congregational Care Team could not do its work without the help of its many friends. If you would like to lend your support to this important ministry of the Unitarian Universalist Community of Charlotte, get in touch with the team through our contact form.
If you have a special need or know of the needs of another UUCC member, please let us know by notifying the UUCC office at 704-366-8623 or through our contact form.
Healing Threads: Prayer Shawl Ministry
If you love to knit or crochet or have always wanted to, join us in the spiritual practice of creating prayer shawls. Shawls offer warmth, comfort, and peace to the receiver. Each artist contributes healing love, thoughts and prayer to the shawls. This open gathering of knitters and crocheters has met monthly since Spring 2013 to work together contemplatively and intentionally on individual shawls. Our gatherings establish a time for creative activity and spiritual practice as we prayerfully make a last gift for recipients.
During the month, participants work on their individual shawls using whatever pattern and yarn they choose. Completed shawls are offered to two groups: 1) UUCC members who have suffered a significant loss, are experiencing a challenging, life-changing physical or medical situation (for example, loss of a partner or child, terminal or chronic illness) and 2) residents of Levine Dickson Hospice Houses in Huntersville, Aldersgate and Southminster (currently this site is being reconstructed), where there is need for prayer shawls from a liberal religious group. Healing Threads typically offers 60 shawls a year to Charlotte’s Hospice Houses.
Contact Kathleen Moloney-Tarr for more information or use our contact form.