The Pastoral Associates link congregants who are experiencing short-term needs with volunteers in our Circle of Care. All members are encouraged to nourish and care for our community by participating in the Circle of Care. The Circle of Care provides congregants with the practical and spiritual support we all need in times of sorrow, pain and difficulty. Examples of support include sending a card, transportation to church events or doctor appointments, help with shopping or errands, and providing a meal or help with a new baby. You can participate by filling out the First Parish Circle of Care Volunteer Service Form and sending it as an attachment to pastoralcare [at] firstparishcambridge [dot] org. This is a way to honor our mutual covenant by continuing the long tradition at First Parish of helping one another during times of need. In doing so we not only answer the call of love, but we also increase our shared strength to serve the larger community and our world.