Congregational Care

Our Congregational Care Ministry is here to help support the members of University UMC by showing Christ’s love to each and every person who comes through our doors each week. Here are some of the different ways we care for our friends and family at University UMC. 

¨ Visitations

A group of caring individuals who go out and visit our members when they are in the hospital, Care Centers, or housebound.

¨ Phone Calls

Check in on our housebound members and spend some time chatting with them.

¨ Letters of Love

Write letters to members who are housebound, who have relocated but still like to keep in contact with their UUMC Family, or who need an extra bit of Christ’s Love in their life.

¨ Prayerful Postcards

This group writes postcards to those on our prayer list who are in need of prayerful thoughts and words.

¨ Birthday Greetings Postcards

Just a little way we like to remind our members that we care about them on their special day…

¨ Bereavement Team

This team aides the church by assisting  families during times of loss and mourning. They are often called upon to help provide/organize meals for funerals/memorials, host at memorial receptions, and other miscellaneous tasks in relation to funeral/memorial services.

¨ Home Communion Team

Our Home Communion Team takes Holy Communion to those of our members who can’t make it to church or who are in need of a little extra blessing.

¨ Visitors Outreach Team

This Team reaches out to our first time visitors through phone calls, e-mails, and letters just to let them know we appreciate them coming to University UMC and we hope to see them again.

¨ Prayer Shawl Stitchers

This ministry provides knitted & crocheted shawls for those in need of healing, compassion, and prayer. Our Prayer Shawl Stitchers meet every 4th Tuesday of the Month at 6:00pm in the church parlor to “Meditate, Create, & Donate”

¨ Upper Room Prayer Group

This group meets every Wednesday @ 9:30am to pray for those on our Prayer list and others.

¨ Cancer Care Group

Our Cancer Care group comes together every 2nd & 4th Tuesday evening of the month at 6:30pm to provide a support network for those dealing with Cancer as well as their loved ones.

¨ Grief Support Group

This Support group meets every Tuesday evening at 6:30pm in our Bride’s Room. Their mission is to provide healing and wholeness to those in need of the loving embrace of Christ.

Are you in need of care…?

Our Congregational Care Ministry is here to take care of you, but we can’t help if we don’t know our help is needed. If you or your immediate family is in need of prayer and comfort, a hospital visit, a home visit, please call the church front office Mon-Fri 9am-4pm at (575)522-8220 and our Office Manager will take your information down and relay it to the appropriate Congregational Care Ministry Team members.

If you have an emergency/immediate need Pastor Pam can be reached at the Parsonage at (575)532-1397

For more info or if you are interested in participating in any of our

Congregational Care Ministries please contact…

Marcia Uithoven
Coordinator of Congregational Vitality 
[email protected]