Hearts and Hands Ministry

The Hearts and Hands Ministry seeks to embody the love and compassion of Jesus by using our voices, eyes, hands and feet to support, comfort and care for our United Parish family during times of celebration and joy, sickness and healing, grief and loss. We are an active and diverse group of volunteer caregivers who:

  • Celebrate special milestones in the lives of our members by sending cards and delivering gift bags;
  • Care for our members who are coping with illness or related needs by visiting or telephoning, providing transportation to medical appointments, preparing and delivering meals, writing notes; delivering healing gift bags; knitting prayer shawls;
  • Comfort our members who are bereaved by sending cards, assisting with transportation; visiting and telephoning;
  • Gather in small groups to make items to include in gift bags (prayer shawls, mittens, baby blankets) or food, and participate in special projects to help United Parish members.

We welcome and encourage you to explore the variety of volunteer opportunities offered through this ministry.

Contact: 

Hearts and Hands Care Coordinator
Church Office ( 617) 277-6860

Upcoming Hearts and Hands Ministry Events

Latest Hearts and Hands Ministry News

Hearts and Hands Service Day is May 6
Posted: Apr 27 2017 - 2:02pm

Please join the Hearts and Hands Ministry Team for its annual Service Day on Saturday, May 6th, from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm in the UP choir room. Many hands are needed to assemble gift bags, make baby blankets and prepare parting gifts for our United Parish graduating high school seniors. We’ll have beverages, baked goods and fruit.

If you are not familiar with the Hearts and Hands Ministry, this is a perfect opportunity to learn more about this vibrant ministry. No special skills required. Follow your heart, put your hands to work and enjoy a morning of fellowship.

If you have questions and/or to RSVP, please email upheartsandhands@gmail.com.

Hearts and Hands Ministry Service Day
Posted: Apr 22 2016 - 8:50am

On Saturday, May 7th, please join Hearts and Hands Ministry caregivers for a day of service. We will meet from 9am to 12:30pm in the Choir Room.

Many hands are needed to assemble gift bags, make baby blankets and prepare parting gifts for our graduating high school seniors.

We’ll have beverages, baked goods and fruit. If you are not familiar with the Hearts and Hands Ministry, this is a perfect opportunity to meet other caregivers and learn more about this vibrant ministry.

If you have questions and/or to RSVP, contact Lisa upheartsandhands@gmail.com.  All are welcome.

Roll Up Your Sleeves
Posted: Apr 16 2015 - 2:49pm

Join us on Saturday, May 9th, for a church work day - there is something for everyone to do!  Volunteers will gather at 9am to work outside, sprucing up our buildings and grounds. From 9:30-12pm, caregvivers from our Hearts and Hands Ministry will gather for a day of service in the United Parish Choir Room. 

Many hands are needed to assemble gift bags, make baby blankets and prepare parting gifts for our UP graduating high school seniors.  We’ll have beverages, baked goods and fruit.  If you are not familiar with the Hearts and Hands Ministry, this is a perfect opportunity to meet other caregivers and learn more about this vibrant ministry.  If you have questions and/or to RSVP, please email upheartsandhands@gmail.com.