“Caregiving: Compassion in Action”

Worship Service | July 24, 2022 | 10:00 AM, In-person and Via Zoom

by Joyce Fidler and Rochelle Lamm

Nearly one in five Americans – roughly 53 million people – are providing unpaid care for an adult or child with medical or mental health needs.  An additional 1.3 million people work in “formal” personal care roles at subsistence wages – a job category that is forecast to expand 33% in the next decade.

Former First Lady, Rosalynn Carter, observed that “there are four types of people in the world: those who have been caregivers, who are caregivers, who will be caregivers, and who will need caregivers.”

This service will explore the many faces of caregiving in America, and seek to offer perspectives and insights into the joys, fulfillment, and challenges that caregivers face as they put hands-on love and compassion to work, day in and day out.