UU minister Peter Lee Scott years ago came up with a list of reasons to call the minister. That list has been adapted and added to by other ministers over the years. As it's different for UUFCM to have a minister around full-time, I thought it might be useful to share a version of Rev. Scott's list:
- Call the Minister When...
When you don’t know me, but would like to.
When you have problems you would like to discuss about your job, school, friends, family, children, love life, or anything else where a sympathetic ear might help.
When you are facing a significant decision and talking about it might help.
When you are going to the hospital or know of someone else in the congregation who is.
When someone close to you has died or is critically ill or you’re dealing with a significant loss of some kind.
When you are contemplating a commitment ceremony, marriage or divorce.
When you would like your child dedicated.
When you are pregnant and glad you are or wish you weren’t, also if you want to be pregnant but aren’t.
When you would like to include UUFCM in your estate planning.
When you have concerns or suggestions.
When you have religious or spiritual questions.
When you are seeking to deepen your spiritual life.
When you are upset with me or would like to express appreciation.
Walking with you is my prayer.