Hospital and Hospice Ministry
In times of illness or transition, it is easy to feel overwhelmed and to let matters of the spirit fall by the wayside. It can be challenging or even impossible to focus on rituals that ease illness or help us cross over with peace and dignity, even when such rituals are needed most.
If you are in need of a visit from a Wiccan Priest to perform a healing, blessing or purification ritual, to help you celebrate a Sabbat or Esbat in hospital, hospice or other care facility, or have other need for a Priest, please contact us and we will do everything we can to help.
We offer pastoral counselling, hospital, hospice and other care facility visitation for worship, healing or transition rituals, requiem services and other assistance.
We are all saddened by the loss to our community. The Universalist Unitarian Church of East Lansing will be honoring Chris Keith on Sunday 9 December:
The Universalist Unitarian Church of East Liberty will be having a special time during this Sunday's service at 11:00 for honoring our former members, Chris Keith and Isaac Miller. The Sunday service will feature a holiday children's program for the bulk of the service, based on a Lemony Snicket story. The children will be dismissed from the service, unless parents wish for their children to stay, and then we will have a brief time which will feature a candle-lighting, a time of silence, and a special collection for the memorial fund that has been set up to help support Chris Keith's three surviving children, age 4, 6, and 8. We will have literature on hand about how to talk to children, about tragedy, and other related literature.
Following the service, a trained psychologist will meet as a group with people who wish to process deeper feelings about these tragic deaths.
Next week's service at UUCEL is titled "In the Bleak Midwinter" and focuses on the sadness of the winter season. The service is still being shaped, but may include a section in honor of Chris Keith and Isaac Miller, as well as honoring the one-year anniversary of the school shooting in Newtown, CT.