United Church of Christ Resources

Called to Care:

 A Resource for Lay Caregivers - Pocket Handbook for Caregivers

Called to Care - Pocket Handbook for CaregiversCalled to Care:  A Resource for Lay Caregivers Pocket Handbook has several pages of reminders for caregivers about making caring contacts. Called to Care:  A Resource for Lay Caregivers Pocket Handbook has several scripture passages and a list of other scripture references to use. It includes prayers for various situations a caregiver might encounter, and some pages for notes. Called to Care:  A Resource for Lay Caregivers Pocket Handbook also includes one set of message cards (these are eight cards, each with a scripture passage and a prayer, which can be used by the caregiver and/or left with the person visited.) The handbook is approximately 4 ¾ “ by 6 ¾”.

ABOUT Called to Care:  A Resource for Lay Caregivers
This resource for lay caregiving programs provides general advice to help determine what kind of program would work and how to organize it. Many programs are hosted by local churches. Others may involve several churches in an area. The manual is also used by programs in healthcare facilities or other caregiving organizations, for volunteer visitation training. It’s been used ecumenically. The 2008 revision updated all of the care cards with newer resources, websites, and organizational information. The beginning chapters of the manual received minor updates too. For extensive information about the Called to Care program and resource, including a descriptive list of contents and sample pages, go to www.ucc.org/ministers/calledtocare


The notebook version is easy to browse through, while the identical CD version allows for emailing of select parts of the manual to caregivers in the program. Buying both at once is most economical.  Please purchase the Notebook and CD set separately. 

Called to Care Notebook:  $50
Called to Care CD:   $50
Called to Care Notebook and CD purchased together: $60

Also available in the Called to Care Resource are the following items.
♦ Caregiver pin
Caregiver Record Cards to assign or track encounters.
Inspirational Message Cards to leave behind for support and prayer.  

Please purchase the above items separately.

ISBN/Prod. Code: OCLCTC9102

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