Current HIPPA laws prohibit hospitals from notifying us if you are admitted. Please have a family member or trusted friend call us (216 751 2320)  in the event of a hospitalization.

Requesting Care

Please let us know if you or someone you know would benefit from a Pastoral visit or call.There are Pastoral Care Request Forms next to the elevator on the second floor. Complete the form, seal in the envelopes provided, and put in the mailbox for the Rev. Daniel Budd. You may also call or email Rev. Budd directly to request Pastoral Care.

Pastoral Care

The Parish Minister, the Rev. Daniel Budd, provides pastoral care as needed for our membership.  Pastoral Care can be requested for personal, spiritual, or any other reason.  Our ministers and Lay Pastoral Care Team are available for all of our member0, at any time and for any reason.  The Lay Pastoral Care team is a group of trained members of the congregation, headed by our Community Minister Affiliated, the Rev. Patricia Shelden, that provides pastoral care at the request of the Parish Minister.  If you are hospitalized, or need a home visit, please contact the Rev. Budd or fill out a request form to make arrangements.

Strict confidentiality in regards to who receives Pastoral Care and for what reason is always honored and kept.


Pastoral Care Workshops

In addition to heading the Lay Pastoral Care Team, Rev. Shelden also conducts workshops throughout the year on topics as surviving during holidays after a loss, classes on death and dying, and dealing with children and loss.  These workshops are always open to everyone.

Rev. Shelden's next workshop, "End of Life Issues & Concerns" is on Saturday, April 29th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. 
Please contact her at by April 18th to preregister.


Candles of Community

"One of the affirmations of our congregation is that in many ways, known and unknown to us, we are all one, connected and interconnected, making the joy and sorrow of any one of us the joy and sorrow of all."  Thus do we begin the part of our Sunday service dedicated to the pastoral concerns of our community.  We light candles for births, deaths, marriages, celebrations, and other life passages.  These "candles" are read by the Minister while the worship associate for the day lights the candles.  If you have a candle of community you would like read some Sunday, please contact the Rev. Daniel Budd or leave word with the Church Office.  Rev. Budd will accept "late-breaking" candles right up the the beginning of the service.

Individuals are also invited to light a candle silently before the service begins.


This is a test blog July 16, 2015