Pastoral Care

Download the WBUUC Pastoral Care Brochure

The Pastoral Care Associates are lay members of White Bear UU Church who have volunteered to work with the minister to provide pastoral care to members who are facing isolation, personal tragedies, bereavement, or various health conditions, including acute or chronic illness. The role of the Pastoral Care Associate (PCA) is to care, listen, accept, and comfort. All PCAs have been trained in confidentiality, listening, and other pertinent skills.

The PCAs provide volunteer care that is in addition to, not in place of, care provided by Rev. Safford, by family and friends, and by professional health care and counseling. WBUUC members may request a PCA visit by contacting our ministers.

Needs might include:

  • Visiting members and friends at home, in the hospital, or nursing home;
  • Delivering meals to an individual or family;
  • Driving someone to church, or to errands or appointments;
  • Listening to someone in distress, or simply going through a hard time;
  • Sending cards or flowers;
  • Visiting by phone;
  • Companioning a new member here at church;
  • Helping with yard work or household chores when someone is unable to do these things;
  • Befriending a child or youth;
  • Checking up on someone not lately seen;
  • Helping at Memorial receptions;
  • Assisting new parents;
  • Just listening…

You can reach the Minister, and the PCA’s, by calling the church office (651.426.2369) or via e-mail at vsafford@wbuuc.org

Names for Meditation

If you would like to share the name of a loved one during the mediation in a service, please send an email with their name and any information you would like mentioned to the minister at vsafford@wbuuc.org