The “Circle of Caring” is a UBC-Deacon led Team Ministry serving the UBC family, friends, and community.
It is an opportunity for church members to share their gifts, talents and passions with others in the church and in the community.
If you want join a team, please call the church office (434) 293-5106, or email Circle of Caring.
Below are the teams and team members for 2014-2015.
This team works with the ministerial staff to offer support, comfort and fellowship to our members as they go through times of grief or loss. In each situation a team member will contact the family to seek out how they might assist them, pray with them, listen to them, and determine how the church might help.
Leader: Martha Wood
Members: Colleen Baber, Patti Barretta, Alice Batten, Pam Beasley, Sima Brown, Nettie Chewning, Marcia Parker, Randy Scruggs, Clara Belle Wheeler, Margie Howell
Celebrations Ministry Team
The Celebrations Ministry seeks to acknowledge the many causes for celebration that arise in the lives of our church members. We recognize such causes for celebration and thanksgiving as birthdays, wedding anniversaries, births, baptisms, graduations and other joyous events by sending cards, making phone calls or through other appropriate actions. This is a ministry of rejoicing!
Leaders: Martha Ballenger & Lynne Gardner
Members: Diana Ames, Charlotte Bailey, Betty Bromwell, Shirley Clark, Gail Ellen, Audrey Garnett, Pam Hallissy, Sterling Hudson, Pam Johnson, Mary Jo Licero, Mary Ella McCauley, Louise Marchi, Aimee Marshall (Youth),
Donna Marshall, Karen Minor (Youth), John Morse, Margie Morse, Judy Shah, Anne Smith, Nell Tiller, Shirley Wagoner, Anne Wilkerson.
Comfort Food Ministry Team
This team will provide food and paper products to UBC families who are focused on other issues in their lives. We try to minister to these members in their time of need; our goal is to help take some of the stress off of them in their time of need.
Leaders: Donna Marshall, Michelle Proffitt
Members: Mary Baldwin, Martha Ballenger,Jen Bates, Debra Bryant, Sarah Buchanan, Shirley Clark, Katherine Hamel, Linda Hendon, Sterling Hudson, Larry Johnson, Carolyn Lowry, Sandra Manning, Lynn Martin, Rachel Miller, Margie Morse, Barbara Murray, Judy Scruggs, Linda Smith, Ji Song, Lynda Tweel, Nelda Vaughan, Jennifer Wagoner, Sarah Wilson
Congregational Care Ministry Team
The purpose of this team is to stay in touch with our members by phone, email or visit as requested. The team will also follow up with visitors, contact those who have been frequently absent on Sunday mornings, and help with orientation of new members.
If you want to have a team member assigned to you, either call the church office or contact Debra Bryant at (434) 295-6754. If you thought you were signed up, but have not been contacted, please also call the church office.
Leader: Debra Bryant
Member: Jo-Ann Averill, Erin Brown, Shirley Clark, Judy Gough, Jackie Lockwood, Donna Marshall, Judy Shah, Mildred Spicer, Lynda Tweel, Nelda Vaughan
This team seeks to serve and communicate with confined members on a consistent basis. We will ensure that homebound members as well as people in nursing facilities are contacted through the following modes of communication: personal visits, notes and cards and/or phone calls.
Leader: Jackie Lockwood
Members: Betty Barker, Alice Batten, Cindy Bryant, David Hendon, Gail Ellen, Sterling Hudson, Debby Johnson, Lou Long, Jeanne Nye
Hospital Visitation Ministry
This is a ministry of visitation for those in the hospital for short or long-term stays. The team assists the ministerial staff by visiting members in the hospital. After a visit the member will report to the church office about the visit and whether any other teams need to be involved. They will also attempt at least one follow up visit or call to the home or rehabilitation facility.
Leader: Alan Hendricks
Members: Lori Conklin, Wayne Ferguson, Elsom Johnson, Ed Lowry, Joe May, Sylvie Moore, Laurie Pallini, Lily Pallini, Raynell Stokes
Small Jobs Ministry
This is a ministry to UBC members and individuals who need hands-on help with home maintenance or small repair projects. The team will provide home repairs and maintenance for those with special needs or circumstances. Typical small jobs may include: clean and repair gutters, replace light bulbs and fire alarm batteries, rake leaves, shovel snow, repair steps and railings, etc.
Leader: Larry Johnson
Members: Gordon Anderson, Chris Baldwin, John Buchanan, Sarah Buchanan, Thomas Dykes, Ray Gaines, Robby Gough, Bill Jesser, Jimmy Li, Brett Lissenden, Katelyn Lissenden, Don Long, Page Mann, Scott Miller, Barbara Moore, Jim Moore, John Morse, Tom Mundell, Bill Murray, Ed Smith, Richard Smith, David Wagoner, Barry Wilson
Transportation Ministry Team
This team will help UBC family members and others with transportation in order to attend church services on Sundays and Wednesdays or other special services. The team will also provide, within reason and enough notice, transportation to medical and other important appointments.
Leader: Peter Ohlms
Members: Gordon Anderson Gordon Anderson, Jack Dowdy, Johnny Ellen, Ray Gaines, Brad Groff, Barbara Jesser, Elsom Johnson, Anne Keith, W.C. Keith, Janice Mann, Page Mann, Joe Zhu