Hearts and Hands Ministry
The Hearts and Hands Ministry seeks to embody the love and compassion of Jesus by using our voices, eyes, hands and feet to support, comfort and care for our United Parish family during times of celebration and joy, sickness and healing, grief and loss. We are an active and diverse group of volunteer caregivers who:
- Celebrate special milestones in the lives of our members by sending cards and delivering gift bags;
- Care for our members who are coping with illness or related needs by visiting or telephoning, providing transportation to medical appointments, preparing and delivering meals, writing notes; delivering healing gift bags; knitting prayer shawls;
- Comfort our members who are bereaved by sending cards, assisting with transportation; visiting and telephoning;
- Gather in small groups to make items to include in gift bags (prayer shawls, mittens, baby blankets) or food, and participate in special projects to help United Parish members.
We welcome and encourage you to explore the variety of volunteer opportunities offered through this ministry.
Upcoming Hearts and Hands Ministry Events
Latest Hearts and Hands Ministry News
Please join the Hearts and Hands Ministry team in the Willet Hall kitchen, on Saturday, February 2, from 9:00am-12:00pm where we will make chili (gluten-free, vegetarian and with meat), corn bread and cookies to sell after worship on Super Bowl Sunday, February 3. Proceeds from the sale will go directly to the UP Emergency Fund. Cooking and conversation go hand-in-hand so this will be a perfect opportunity to learn more about this vital ministry and the many ways it serves the UP community. All are welcome – please come! For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
After worship on Sunday, December 2 and Sunday, December 9, the Hearts and Hands Ministry Team will be selling handmade fleece hats, origami Christmas ornaments, and more. Proceeds will go towards the United Parish Emergency Fund. Contact email@example.com.
Over the past several years, H&H has made fleece blankets for our high school graduates. A byproduct of this endeavor has been lots and lots of fleece squares that we have saved and for which we have now found a purpose for – handmade Christmas ornaments. We will have a group sewing session on Saturday, October 27 from 9:30am-12pm in the Choir Room. This activity is appropriate for all ages 12 and older and no sewing skills are required! We will offer the ornaments for sale during the holiday season, with proceeds going to the United Parish Emergency Fund. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.