The UUC Lay Pastoral Care Team (LPCT) is charged with connecting to individuals and families dealing with loss, grief and personal struggles by providing support through various care-giving services. These include sending cards, coordinating rides, preparing and delivering food, and making home or hospital visits. The Team meets monthly to discuss current and potential care needs for members of the congregation, as well as creating programs to foster discussion about difficult issues.

In addition, the LPCT hosts a few special groups.

  • The Shawl Ministry, led by Lynne Lane, is a tight-knit group that meets monthly to create handcrafted items for members in need.
  • The Pop-Up Choir, led by Joseph DeMatteo, provides company and cheer through beloved UUC hymns and folk tunes.

The Care Team members are Reverend Dr. Frances Sink, Lynne Lane, Maria Lassman, Ann Preston, Janis Stahlhut, and Joseph and Celine DeMatteo.

If you have a need, concern or want to volunteer, please feel free to reach out to any members of the Care Team. If you have specific questions about the function of the Care Team, please contact Reverend Dr. Frances Sink ( If you would like to join the Shawl Ministry Group, Lynne ( will be delighted to have you! The Pop-Up Choir is actively recruiting, and Gaby Pareja ( will be happy to discuss the group further with you.

The Sunday Singers

The Sunday Singers arose from a desire to have a congregational choir to help lead songs during worship. It is a group of fun-loving people with a passion for singing. The group has a wide range of experience and is welcoming to anyone interested in singing during Sunday worship.

Please contact Maria Lassman ( for more information.