The Caring Circle is a group of volunteers who work closely with the minister to provide pastoral care to the SVUUS community. The Caring Circle is here to help carry your burdens and celebrate your bounties. We want to hear your joys and concerns. We will cry with you, laugh with you, hold your hand, lift you up, and hold you tight.
To contact the Caring Circle you may email either:
or the Caring Circle Chair Dot Clayton
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Members of the South Valley congregation started a Prayer Shawl Ministry in the fall of 2014. Participants in this group create a shawl, lap blanket, afghan, or baby blanket to share with members who are ill, going through a life transition, having a baby, or who might be in need of comfort and support from the congregation. The prayer shawls are a physical reminder of our connectedness and that we are part of an interdependent web. We meet once a month; our meetings are conducted somewhat like a small group ministry. We focus on the word of the month, have a short meditation, help each other with our projects, and have a group discussion – all the while creating beauty and comfort through the work of our hands. Then we continue to work on our projects independently at home. When a project is completed, it is given to Rev. Patty who works with the Caring Circle to determine who might be in need of a shawl.