The Unitarian Universalist Congregation offers many opportunities for sharing our interests, our joys and passions, our yearning to give back to the community. We worship, learn, explore, discuss, create, guide our children, take a public stance on moral issues, eat together and celebrate life… and through our participation, form lasting and meaningful bonds.
Active participation in ongoing programs, special programs, events, and projects brings personal satisfaction and joy. Yet these ongoing and special programs, events and projects are created and made possible through the vision, imagination, and committed effort of Members and Friends. Volunteers are the glue that holds our congregation together.
If you are interested in becoming more involved, please consider joining one of the committees or groups listed below. Support our mission. Volunteer your skills, talents and initiative to make a difference.
In most instances, participation in committees is open to any Member or Friend. (Some exceptions exist, such as the Finance Committee, Personnel Committee, Endowment Fund Committee, and Membership Committee). Visitors and newcomers are welcome to attend the meetings as they explore UUCC and this denomination and determine where they want to give time and energy. Board liaisons work to promote communication between committees, and between committees and the Board. Following is a brief introduction to their areas of responsibility.
Adult Education Committee implements, oversees, and evaluates religious education programs for adults.
Building & Grounds Committee oversees the interior and exterior of the building and its property.
- Interiors (subcommittee of B&G) oversees building enhancements and maintains the UU Art Gallery.
- Landscaping (subcommittee of B&G) maintains a safe and well-kept environment
Caring and Hospitality Committee assists Members and Friends in times of need.
- The Kitchen Committee maintains the UUCC kitchen and storeroom. They are responsible for the Sunday Social Hour and coordination of all events that involve serving food. They also assist with the receptions for memorial services. This committee always welcomes new members.
CYRE Committee [Children and Youth Religious Education] coordinates children and youth educational classes and enrichment opportunities, recruits and trains teachers and facilitators, and assists the minister with intergenerational services.
Denominational Connections Committee informs the congregation of the activities of the UUA national and regional organizations, and publicizes The Mt. (UU regional camp & conference center).
Endowment Fund Committee manages gifts to the UUCC Planned Giving Program.
Finance Committee develops the budget, monitors spending, advises the board, works with the canvass, and assists the treasurer.
Green Sanctuary Committee educates the Congregation on issues of environmental sustainability.
Leadership Development Committee is responsible for identifying potential members of the Board of Trustees, the Endowment Fund Committee, and the Leadership Development Committee.
Membership Committee oversees activities and services to attract and welcome visitors, support the transition to membership, and enhance member engagement.
Personnel Committee manages the Congregation’s business relations with staff, including pay, benefits, and recognition.
Shared Ministry Committee works with the minister and congregation to help maximize the effectiveness of the ministry.
Social Action Committee identifies, educates and facilitates the social action agenda and aligns its efforts with other churches and community organizations.
Technology Services Committee assists with audiovisual support, telephone and online communication, and provides training and troubleshooting with technology equipment and systems.
Worship Committee coordinates service schedule with Minister and Director of Religious Education; finds guest speakers; organizes service leaders and schedules pulpit editorials. Music coordination is also a function (see also Choirs).
Anna Hamilton is our Music Director. Choirs include Adult, Men, Women, Tapestry, and Junior.
Program Groups function generally for the benefit of identified constituencies within the congregation. They operate independently but are connected through common or compatible purpose. Watch our calendar for meeting times or contact the administrator for further information.
• Americans United for the Separation of Church & State
• CUUPS (Covenant of UU Pagans)
• Dances of Universal Peace
• Outdoors Group
• Science & Religion Group
• UU Animal Ministry
• UU Humanists