The members of the Pastoral Care Committee seek to respond with compassion and respect to the pastoral needs of members of our religious community.
See (and print) our pamphlet here.

If you need help…

Please contact the Minister at (415) 479-4131 or If for any reason you need a caring, supportive listener when our Minister is unavailable, email the Pastoral Care Committee at

The Pastoral Care Team can help, if you:

  • need a ride to church services or events
  • have suffered lossHands around a flaming chalice
  • are depressed
  • are undergoing any sort of transition
  • are experiencing job or financial changes
  • are in the process of separation or divorce
  • or a family member face a life-threatening illness
  • are homebound for any reason
  • are lonely or hospitalized
  • need a referral for help

What Does Pastoral Care Offer?

  • We keep in touch with members confined to home, hospital, or convalescent settings.
  • We arrange for two or three days of in-home meals.
  • We help with essential shopping for those unable to do these tasks until other arrangements can be made.
  • We arrange for rides to/from UUCM services and events and to essential appointments, with adequate advance notice.
  • We refer members to community services and/or professional help as needed.

Instructions in Case of Emergency or Death

To assist you in planning ahead for dealing with emergencies, Pastoral Care provides a form, “Instructions in Case of Emergency or Death” that you can complete and share with family members. UUCM maintains a confidential file of such forms so that we may be of assistance during emergencies.

Financial Issues

If you need temporary financial help, talk to the Minister about the possibility of a gift from the Minister’s Discretionary Fund or the Emergency Assistance Fund.

Who Is a Pastoral Care Committee Member?

A UUCM member who:

Works with our Minister to provide caring support for UUCM members

Is trained to listen and offer confidential support to members of our community

Is aware of community resources

Pastoral Care volunteers participate in training sessions and continuing education. We are non-professionals who keep confidence and walk beside you through life’s ups and downs.

We are always looking for new members! To find out more, contact

Community Resource List

Aging and Adult Services415-457-4636
Al-Anon Marin415-455-4723
Alcoholics Anonymous415-499-0400
Alzheimer’s Association415-472-4340
CA Poison Control System800-222-1222
Center for Domestic Peace (Marin Abused Women’s Services)415-924-6616
Community Institute for Psychotherapy415-459-5999
Community Violence Solutions800-670-7273
Family Caregiver Alliance800-445-8106
Homeward Bound415-382-3363
By the Bay Health (Hospice)415-927-2273
In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)415-499-1024
Legal Aid of Marin415-492-0230
Lifehouse (developmental disability)415-472-2373
Marin Aging and Adult Services (AAS)415-473-3636
Marin Center for Independent Living (assist disabled)415-459-6245
Marin Community Health Services415-473-6835
Marin Housing Authority415-491-2525
Marin Services for Men415-485-6736
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Marin415-444-0480
National Suicide Prevention800-273-8255
Ritter Center415-457-8182
SF-Marin Food Bank415-883-1302
St. Vincent de Paul Society415-454-3303
Vivalon Healthy Aging Center (formerly Whistlestop)415-456-9062
Vivalon Rides  (transportation for seniors and disabled)415-454-1098