Our life journeys provide us with both joy and sorrow. At the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Greater Naples (UUCGN), we look to take care of each other in times of loss, personal crisis, or emergency. Many of us may have come to this religious community in the wake of such losses; a death in the family, divorce, job insecurity, physical or mental health challenges, or family crisis. We understand the importance of a supportive community.
The minister and members of the Caring Committee reach out to those who are home bound, in poor health, or in crisis, and provide much-needed spiritual and emotional support. We offer a chance to talk, to get out for a walk, a hand to hold. We want to be sure that those who can’t be with us in person know that they are not alone and that they continue to be important members of this loving community of friends. The Caring Committee coordinates caring activities with the minister and maintains communication with the congregation and friends on member’s progress.
If you or someone you know is in need of support, there are a few avenues to find it:
Our minister, Rev. Tony Fisher, can be reached through the office via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone, (239) 455-6553. He holds regular office hours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and is on call in case of emergencies.
You may let the congregation know through the sharing of joys and concerns during Sunday services. When you receive the microphone, please mention your name and briefly share your joy or concern.
The Caring Committee members strive to provide support for members who are in need. The list of volunteers can be found in the “Member Pages” section of this website. The list is organized by zip code, and we encourage you to contact the individual nearest you. The chair of the committee is included in the list and can be reached via email.
Alternatively, you can call the office at (239) 455-6553 and the office manager will be sure to follow up with the appropriate people.
Bereavement Support Group.
Anyone who has suffered a loss of a loved one is invited. The group will meet Sundays after the service. Joelle Canglin, a retired Social worker, has offered to lead the group. If anyone is still contemplating, please drop in and see what we are about next Sunday at 11:15 pm.