When to Call the Minister…
Sometime in the 1950’s the Universalist minister, Rev. Peter Lee Scott, published a church newsletter article that has been re-cast, edited, added to, and re-published hundreds of times in other church newsletters over the decades. It’s a simple list of some of the reasons to reach out to your minister. And, I hope you’ll consider these time-tested suggestions:
- When you haven’t met me yet, but would like to.
- When you have problems to discuss—about anything.
- When a sympathetic ear might help.
- When you’re going into the hospital or know someone else who is.
- When someone close to you dies or is critically ill.
- When you’re considering getting married.
- When your child graduates from college.
- When you have a child to be dedicated.
- When you’re pregnant but wish you weren’t – or glad that you are.
- When you want to learn more about Unitarian Universalism.
- When you’re scared.
- When you’ve been arrested, or ought to be.
- When you’d like to make a bequest to the church.
- When you’re proud of your adult child – or concerned about them.
- When you’re considering joining the congregation.
- When a friend of yours wants to know more about our faith.
- When you’d like to help with committee work or congregational activities.
- When you want to discuss community issues or would like our involvement.
- When you’re mad at me
- When you’d like to talk religion.
This is not an exhaustive list – nor is it intended to be. I hope you won’t hesitate to reach out for many other reasons as well. But, if you find yourself experiencing any of the above, please do reach out – you and I will be glad that you did.