Committee List

Committees & Contact Person

Many people are needed to make our church the vibrant place we love. Volunteering for a committee is both personally rewarding and important to making our church function. Many committees meet once a month; others meet on an “as needed” basis.

You are invited to please contact committees of interest to you.

Committee

Contact Person

Adult Education

Our church is committed to Lifespan Religious Exploration, helping adults to grow in spiritual practice, live an ethical life, act for justice and understand different faiths.

Rev. Sarah Person
Building & Grounds Committee

Provide a warm and welcoming place for worship and fellowship. Lend your practical skills to keep our building and landscaping attractive, in good repair, and accessible.

 Sue Sherman
Coffee Hour

Feed the body as well as the spirit with good food and good conversation. Hosts serve coffee, juice, and treats after one service on a Sunday.

Andrea Priest
Committee on Ministry

How are we doing? Be a part of assessing worship, fellowship, outreach and religious exploration – in other words, all of our ministries to one another.

Bob Waterman
CUUPs

This is an affinity group of church members and non-members who meet regularly to celebrate the God and Goddess and the natural cycle of life. We are open to the public and offer education, experience and practice of Earth-centered, nature-based and general pagan beliefs.

Tanya Trzeciak
Elsie Gaudette Award

In 1991, the church named its outstanding volunteer service award the Elsie Gaudette Award to honor the person who “most exemplifies the spirit and dedication of Elsie Gaudette.” Nominations must be submitted in writing to the committee and are accepted at any time. They must be signed and include the nominee’s qualifications and history of service. All letters are the property of the committee and will be saved for future awards.

Linda Thompson
Equal Exchange

One of the church’s fundraising activities is the sale of Equal Exchange products including organic coffee, chocolate, and olive oil. Equal Exchange is a Fair Trade Organization through which small-scale farmers in Latin America, Africa, Asia and the U.S. earn a fair price for their products, have access to affordable credit, and gain a long-term trading partner they can trust. It’s a win-win-win: the farmers benefit, the church makes a profit to help support our activities, and YOU get to enjoy these delicious products!

Open Position
Expansion Committee

Explore options to find adequate work space for clergy and staff and sufficient room for our growing religious exploration program and fellowship activities. We can rearrange the way we assign space in our existing building, rent space, or plan to build on adjacent property. The committee gathers information and organizes presentations on all options.

Open Position
Governance & Policy Task Force

Examine current governance and management structures and look for possible new approaches. Draft and facilitate changes to church bylaws, policies, job descriptions and agreements, communication, etc.

Bob Waterman
Green Sanctuary Committee

This is a church committee that reviews the environmental impact of church operations and activities.

 Sue Sherman
Hospitality Committee

Our purpose is to create an atmosphere of sociability and abundance during fellowship hour and other receptions and events.

Andrea Priest
Knitting, Crocheting & Sewing Group

Shawls of comfort and afghans are made by this affinity group and are given to adults and babies for comfort or for celebration.

Juli Gould
Lay Parish Ministry

Members of this team are trained to offer lay pastoral counseling or may simply volunteer to provide meals, errands, transportation to the doctor or the grocery store or to church or social outings, household or yard work, visits, phone calls, or respite/break time for caregivers.
They provide food, rides, visits, music, notes, and pastoral care to individuals in time of need.

Rev. Sarah Person

Susan Curtiss – Pastoral Care

Dody Adkins-Perry – Meals

Tricia Tummino – Rides

Valerie Fontaine – Caring Choir

Chris Korben – Cards

Juli Gould – Prayer Shawls

Leadership Development Committee

This committee recruits members to volunteer for different leadership opportunities in programs, activities and governance. It also helps with education opportunities.

 Bob Waterman
Membership Development

This group coordinates our growth, outreach, and deepening of our involvement in congregational life and Unitarian Universalism.

Chris Korben & Dorine Levasseur
Memorial Garden Team

The Memorial Garden Committee oversees the care of the Memorial Garden and upholds the policy associated with the Memorial Garden.

Mike Schroeder
Music Committee

This committee oversees the musical life in the church and supports the music director and helps to build a musical community. There are three choirs: Chalice, Caring and Family. We also feature a variety of instrumentalists and a diversity of genres.

Valerie Fontaine
Program Planning Committee

This committee coordinates the scheduling of church events (fundraisers, education, social gatherings, cultural offerings) over the course of the year and maintains the master events calendar.

Andrea Priest
Public Relations Committee

This group coordinates the PR efforts throughout the church and spearheads our outreach efforts in the community.

Open Position 
Religious Exploration Committee

This committee helps the Director of Religious Exploration to shape programs for all ages by engaging in planning, oversight, budgeting and recruitment of volunteers and advisors.

J.R. Pucillo-Dunphy
Satsang

The “Satsang” is a spiritual affinity gathering of individuals who practice Passage Meditation as developed and taught by Eknath Easwaran and who endeavor to practice the seven allied disciplines which he elucidated. Passage Meditation is the heart and the first of these eight points. This is a contemplative practice.

Valerie Fontaine
Small Group Ministries

In UU Small Group sessions, we are each infited to minister to our faith in a small inviting setting on a shared group topic.

Rev. Sarah Person
Social Justice Planning Committee

Congregationally based social justice activism answers the question, “What does the world need?” Social justice ministry answers the question, “What makes us come alive?” This committee will help us educate, activate and focus our efforts.

Deanne Bonnar
Spirituality Group

This is a small affinity group for individuals who wish to explore personal spiritual topics.

Bob Waterman
Staff Support Team

The Staff Support Team’s purpose is to provide support to the Church’s professional staff and to the Minister, as staff supervisor.

Bob Waterman
Stewardship Committee

This committee assesses the financial status of the church and advises the Parish Committee and the congregation on actions to take. It also oversees the annual budget process and pledge drive.

Marc MacQueen
Tech Team

This team of dedicated techies maintains the technology for our communications and broadcasts. They install and maintain office technology; maintain the website, email addresses and lists; videotape worship services for local broadcast; and maintain the sound systems in the sanctuary.

J.R. Pucillo-Dunphy
Welcome Hosts and Ushers & Greeters

Be the first friendly face people see when they walk through our doors. This is a great opportunity for newcomers to get to know faces. It is an infrequent but fun way to volunteer. Ushers and greeters welcome people, hand out orders of service and special flyers, and escort people to available seats. They offer headsets when asked. Hosts may take visitors on a tour and answer basic questions about our church.

Chris Korben
Worship Committee

This is a committee that assists the minister with providing quality Sunday worship services throughout the year. They oversee the details of Sunday morning services, participate in worship, arrange for guest preachers and assist them, seek feedback from congregants on worship and help the minister with evaluation. They also plan the summer services.

Open Position

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