The First Congregational Church of Darien

United Church of Christ

A community of faith since 1737

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Pastoral Care

Our Care Circle group shares and supports church members and friends in times of difficulty or celebration, coming not as counselors or psychologists, but as friends and members of our extended church family.

The Care Circle Ministry specially trains volunteers from our congregation to augment pastoral care provided to our church community by our clergy and by the long-established Caring Committee. Training emphasizes active listening skills and awareness of wider community resources.

Anyone who wishes to receive the Care Circle’s services or who might be interested in becoming part of the group may contact the group’s Chair Ella Long or the Church office at 203-655-0491.

“Whoever is capable of giving of himself is rich…”Erich Fromm

“…And whoever is capable of receiving this gift is giving a greater gift in return.”      EML

Current members of the Care Circle:

Dale Rosenberger
Sally Bassler
John Bassler
Mariann Bigelow
Debra Hertz
Ella Long
Joe Pankowski
Anna Denoyer