CALLED TO CARE MINISTRY: Our mission is to provide lay visitation for church members and friends who are isolated, confined, battling illness, facing medical procedures and hospital stays, and otherwise in need of care and compassion. Our visits are in addition to pastoral visits made by clergy. We follow the guidelines from the United Church of Christ (UCC). When appropriate, Called to Care offers limited meal preparation and delivery to persons in need and their families. In combination with the First Church Prayer Shawl Group, we offer gifts of hand-crafted prayer shawls to those we visit. We honor privacy requests.