Pastoral Care extends the support of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady minister in supporting the variety of needs of members of the Society community and in caring for our Society family.
Contact the Ministers
Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady members and friends may contact Rev. Wendy Bartel at firstname.lastname@example.org or Rev. Lynn Gardner at email@example.com to discuss their concerns.
The Caring Team
The Caring Team provides support to Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (UUSS) members and friends who may benefit from cards, visitors, and other types of support during a challenging time.
The Caring Team is a ministry of UUSS and operates under the guidance of the minister. The caring outreach takes two forms: 1) ongoing attention to and contact with members who can no longer get to church activities on a regular basis, to help them stay connected to their beloved community, and 2) more focused response to the needs and requests of members and their families during times of loss, illness, crisis, major change, or disability.
While Caring Team members do their best to respond to the needs that arise during these times, we also respect and work with the members’ natural networks of friendship and support, helping to mobilize those resources for caring that is sustainable and responsive.
When a member of the congregation dies, a memorial service for them is usually held in the Great Hall. Contact Rev. Lynn or Rev Wendy for additional information.