At UU Church of Boulder, people care about you. There are four components to our Congregational Care Program:
- Counsel and support provided by the minister
- Pastoral Care Associates
- Caring Ministry Team
- Mutual Support
For church members, our minister (Rev. Kelly Dignan) provides short-term pastoral counseling, spiritual direction and crisis care. She may refer you to a Pastoral Care Associate or community resources. She officiates at weddings and memorial services for church members.
Pastoral Care Associates
Pastoral Care Associates (PCAs) extend the care of the church through a confidential, one-to-one deep listening ministry for those in specific need of spiritual support as they deal with major life changes. Those life changes might include birth, adoption, loss of job, divorce, retirement, death of a family member or friend, follow-up after crisis intervention and counseling. PCAs offer a ministry of presence and support, not social conversation. They complete an application, attend a required training, and are commissioned by UUCB to serve for one year, with the option to extend that service by one year. Congregants are referred to PCAs by the minister, meet with the referred congregant for no more than six to eight sessions, and maintain communication with the minister regarding the progress of the referral.
Caring Ministry Team
The purpose of the Caring Ministry Team is to support church members who have health concerns like illness or upcoming surgeries. Services provided by the Caring Ministry Team include sending cards, making phone calls, visiting, providing transportation to medical appointments, providing meals if congregant is alone, making referrals to practical support services in Boulder, and assisting at UUCB member memorial services. The Caring Ministry Team meets in person monthly.
Culture of Mutual Support
As a caring community of faith, we offer support to each other in every interaction. More specifically, Affinity Groups and Covenant Groups are great ways to connect with others and receive support for the journey of life.
For Ministerial Support or Pastoral Care Associates, contact
Rev. Kelly Dignan
For Caring Ministry Team, contact
For Affinity Groups or Covenant Groups, contact