Care and Connections Ministry


The Care and Connections Ministry

“The central task of the religious community is to unveil the bonds that bind each to all. There is a connectedness, a relationship discovered amid the particulars of our own lives and the lives of others.” –Rev. Mark Morrison-Reed

We provide a ministry of hope and caring to our community. We believe that all are inherently worthy of care and meaningful connections with others. This vital ministry provides support in times celebration and challenge including cards, telephone calls, visits, meals, and assistance with errands, transportation, or other needs.

Ministerial Care Staff

Rev. Jeannie Shero, Senior Minister

Our ministers are available for support, visitation, brief counseling, and referrals for additional assistance. They are available to guide you to the branch of the Care and Connections Ministry that will be most helpful to you.

The Care and Connections Ministry Team

This committee guides our caring program, services, and resources. The committee reviews the overall Care and Connections Ministry program, and thoughtfully considers responses to the needs and interests of our beloved community.

Care Associates

This small group of trained volunteers offers discreet, practical, and emotional support to church members with acute needs. Care Associates participate in a training program and typically serve for two years. Their role includes: responding quickly to crisis situations, supporting those going through a life crisis (divorce, loss of employment, etc.), comforting the bereaved, and spiritual conversations.

Care Stewards

These volunteers develop a Caring Circle, and keep the members of their circle connected to one another and the church, including supporting one another with meals, rides, and similar kindness during times of illness or crisis.

Wisdom Keepers 2012Caring Circles

We want you to be connected to others in the congregation in meaningful ways, and to receive support from those nearby when you need it. Caring Circles are basic care-units for all members and friends of the congregation. They offer an opportunity to connect, and to provide assistance to circle members when requested.


Caring Community Committee

This committee acknowledges those members with special joys or concerns with a card or phone call, and help to support home-bound members.

The Next Chapter

We encourage people of all ages to think about their end of life wishes, talk about their preferences, and complete their end of life documents. The Next Chapter offers resources and programs on end of life planning, senior well-being and “spiritual eldering.”

Contact: Ardis Westwood or Ilene Kasper

Date: Monthly meetings on Second Fridays, 1:00-2:30 pm

Get Involved

Ready to share your time and skills with the Care and Connections Ministry? Please contact any member of the Care and Connections Ministry Team to learn more:

Barbara Snook , Team Chair, 720-363-3559

Vanessa Johnston

Lois Jurado

Ann King

Jill Van de Water