Helping as We Adapt to Our New Normal

For over 10 years, the Hearts and Hands Ministry Team has been providing assistance and care in very practical ways to our United Parish family during times of celebration and need. With the new realities of all our lives and the isolation and restrictions associated with social distancing, we want to remind you that we are still here to help. In addition, we are glad to tell you that we have joined forces with United Parish's 20s/30s group so together we can meet the needs of more people at this difficult time. This group is organized and prepared to support our United Parish family as we all contend with our new normal.

Here a few of the many ways we can be helpful:
* If you need assistance with grocery shopping or running errands because you are trying to avoid crowds or don't have a car, we have members who can help you.
* If you want to become more computer savvy so you can participate in more online groups and lessen the sense of isolation we are all feeling, we have people who can walk you through the technology needed to that.
* If the isolation of living alone or without the solace of friends and family is growing more difficult, then let us know. We have folks who are looking to become virtual buddies with regular phone calls and cards.

But first we need to know where the needs are. We encourage you to consider how we might be able to help you. Perhaps you know someone who might benefit from our help. Please call the Church Office (617-277-6860) or email us at upheartsandhands@gmail.com so we can make the connection.

As a reminder, we always want to expand our network of active, diverse caregivers. We are looking for “doers”….people who are happiest when they can be busy helping in some very practical ways. No meetings are required and your level of commitment is up to you! You pick the activities you can help with depending on your availability. Email us at upheartsandhands@gmail.com to get involved.