Pastoral Care

We are committed to providing care to our members throughout their lives. We do this by meeting and accepting you wherever you are in your life and spiritual journey, by helping you to discover and make meaning from your life events, by cherishing and enriching our understanding of the human journey and each other, by experiencing and supporting you through major milestones, celebrations and transitions, as well as providing you support and care in times of need.

Our ministers are available to provide counsel, care, support and guidance to members in need. If you would like to speak with one of our ministers, please contact them directly:

Rev. Dawn Cooley, Interim Senior Minister

708.848.6225 x101 / dcooley@unitytemple.org

Rev. Emily Gage, Associate Minister

708.848.6225 x103 / egage@unitytemple.org

Spiritual Care Team

When life’s joys and sorrows come along it is often helpful to talk with a sensitive peer. Spiritual Care Team members are able to provide support, companionship and attentive listening. They have been chosen for their warmth and openness and have received special training from the ministers, but are not trained therapists. Confidentiality is always complete.

If you are in need of support or know someone who is, email spiritualcare@unitytemple.org call the congregation office at 708.848.6225 or contact one of the spiritual care team members directly.

Caring Ministry

Life is hard sometimes. We experience sickness, job loss, broken hearts and broken bodies. Your faith community is here to support you through those difficult times. Whether you need a listening ear, a helping hand, or the support of a cadre of congregants with similar experiences, the Caring Ministry is here for you with ministries of being, doing and connecting.

Ministry of Being : Spiritual Care Team
If you would like a compassionate ear when facing troubling circumstances, trained, commissioned members of the Spiritual Care Team are available to meet with you. When shadows fall on the path of life, you need not walk alone. The team can be reached at spiritualcare@unitytemple.org.

Ministry of Doing : Caring Committee

When you need a helping hand, the Caring Committee arranges for meals and other practical assistance for those in need of help due to illness and other life limitations. Contact caring@unitytemple.org if you or someone you know is in need of support. 

Caring resources are always needed. To find out more about how you can help provide a meal, donate homemade soup, join a visitor team, serve as a volunteer at Celebration of Life services, and more contact caring@unitytemple.org.

Ministry of Connecting : Peer Support Groups

Our peer support groups are regular gatherings of UTUUC congregants who have shared lived experiences. Usually once each month, these individuals come together, overseen by a trained peer support facilitator, to talk with one another about their experiences, struggles and challenges. Learn about our current peer support groups here.