Nurture

UPC cares deeply for its congregation and provides support services for the LSU and Baton Rouge communities. A large percentage of our nurture work is carried out by members at large – church volunteers who sign up for specific endeavors. Contact us if you feel you are in need of any of these programs or wish to volunteer your time to help out in this vital ministry.

Nurture programs include:

Caregivers Support Group – provides support for those who are taking care of disabled, ill, or aging loved ones

Church Friends – builds one-on-one relationships within our church family

Grief Support – provides booklets on grief to church members who have lost a loved one

Food Ministry – coordinates church volunteers who provide food, typically dinner, for families in stressful situations (birth, death, illness, etc.), and hosts an annual “cook day” to prepare meals that are frozen and distributed as needed

Funeral Support – plans the UPC reception following a funeral or memorial service of a church member, calling on volunteers to prepare food or assist with set-up, serving, or clean-up

Equipment Closet – supply donated items such as wheelchairs, walkers, and crutches for members to borrow as needed

Hospital Visitation – fills the calendar for daily hospital visits by church officers

Sunday Rides – coordinates rides to church for members who need assistance

Outreach to Community – serves as a host site for programs of education and support for the community, such as National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), AA, Huntington’s Disease, and Over Eaters Anonymous

Home Communion – (with Worship Committee) offers communion to homebound church members

CD of “Old-Time Hymns” – makes CDs available of the UPC choir singing church hymns