The purpose of the Life Lines Lay Ministry is to provide compassionate caring to individuals that desire emotional or personal support. Lay ministry supports the work of the Minister. Members of this Ministry can be identified by the lavender badges they wear during Sunday morning services. You can also connect with them via the Warm Line by phoning the church and selecting that option.  Messages are generally answered within a couple of days.

The responsibilities of the members of Life Lines are to respect the privacy of each individual contacted, to remember and respect boundaries and to consult with the Minister or professional advisers when appropriate.
Life Lines Lay Ministers help the congregation by:
• Visiting the sick or homebound, sending notes of encouragement, lending a helping hand and arranging for transportation or meals during times of stress or loss.
• Being a caring presence by keeping Life Lines visible to the congregation.
• Preventing people from falling through the cracks by making contact with new people or those who have not been around for a while.
• Supporting other Lay Ministers when they need assistance.
• Participating in ongoing training to help ministers be more skilled in caring for the congregation.

Learn more about the guidelines for Life Lines Lay Ministers in their handbook.

Learn more about the services they provide on the Caring Committee page.

Life Lines Lay Ministry Purpose Statement 2017-10-01

UUCS Life Lines Lay Ministers

Lorna Youngs

Chair, Lifelines Lay Ministry

Eric Schuman

Life Lines Lay Minister

Jackie Klimowicz

Life Lines Lay Minister

Lynn Cardiff
Board Past-Chair

Current Roles:

Past Board Chair
Lifelines Lay Minister
RE Team Volunteer
Membership Team Member
Women’s Alliance co-Chair

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George Piter

Life Lines Lay Minister

Jean Logan

Life Lines Lay Minister