Pastoral Care


The purpose of pastoral care is to assist UCH members in life changing situations. Naturally, they can only assist if they know that someone needs help. Please contact Pastoral Care for yourself or other UCH members in any of the following life-changing situations:

  • People who are hospitalized
  • People who are grieving a loss
  • People who are separated or divorcing
  • People in need of long term care
  • People who are terminally ill
  • People experiencing job loss
  • People experiencing financial struggle
  • People facing legal difficulties
  • People experiencing abuse
  • People adjusting to life-changing situations, and/or
  • People with a family member in prison.


In person: You may contact the minister or any staff member directly to make a referral.

Voicemail: In addition, we have established a voice mailbox for anyone wishing to leave a confidential, detailed message regarding any life-changing event. Call the church office at 717-564-4761, ext. 707 (Pastoral Care Associates).


UCH members are encouraged to share their concerns and sorrows.

**During this time of distanced worship, you may still wish to share. Submit your joys and/or concerns online by Friday morning to be read during the service on the following Sunday.  

We offer “Joy and Sorrow” cards for those entering the sanctuary, so you can complete one and place it in the basket provided, either before the service or during the meditation. Please include your name, and if you are not a member, your contact information, and tell us whether it may be shared during the service.

Heart Song

Heart Song is our compassionate choir, working closely with our Pastoral Care team. Rather than performance-based, the aim is to provide healing through the power of music. When requested, we visit members at home or in the hospital for a 15-20 minute sing. The majority of music is selected from our hymnals. Rehearsals are twice per month and always welcome new members. To request a singing visit, please email Yvonne at