The vitality of our church relies on the sustained and coordinated effort of many dedicated hands. When you are so moved, our community will gratefully receive your contribution of time and talent. Below are many opportunities in which you may participate and add value to our community. Find a place for yourself!
The purpose of the Worship Committee is to promote excellence in our worship services, to assist in planning and carrying out worship services, and to provide a conduit for input and feedback about worship from all members of the church community. The Committee is mindful that a liberal religious community such as ours holds diverse opinions on worship and, therefore, provides ample opportunity for input and feedback from the congregation regarding worship.
Led by Robert Felton
Religious Education | Children & Youth
The purpose of the Religious Education Program is to prepare our children to live spiritually, responsibly, compassionately and intentionally in a complex world. Our efforts are driven by the vision of “growing the soul” and helping children and youth to become excited about and come to cherish spiritual life while we guide and support children and families on their journey as lifelong Unitarian Universalists. We oversee the work of our professional and volunteer staff, and help manage our programs and classroom environments to achieve the best possible outcomes.
Led by Nikki Waldron, Religious Education Chairperson | firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Music Committee, with our Director of Music, leads the music portion of our Worship experience. We support instrumentalists, both solo and accompanying, and choral singers, both youth and adult.
Led by Music Director Gretchen Dekker
Adult Faith Development
This Committee develops opportunities for adults to explore their spiritual journeys within community. Exploration of theology, spirituality, and social justice issues predominate our programming.
Led by Donna Alcorn
Stewardship is essential to ensuring the success and operations of UUCY by
The purpose of the Endowment Committee is to receive gifts, trusts and endowments and place these funds in investment trusts, oversee the investments therein, and make distributions from these assets. It manages these trusts, with the help of professional investment counsel, on behalf of the congregation, according to specific investment policy guidelines. UUCY trusts are an important source of income for general operations and may be relied on in extraordinary instances of financial exigency.
Led by Tom Kearney
The purpose of the Membership Committee is to:
Led by Deb Gogniat
Buildings & Grounds
The purpose of the Buildings and Grounds Committee is to coordinate and oversee improvements and enhancements and on-going maintenance and repair of UUCY property. The Committee manages the preservation of the Church's heritage, maintains the buildings and grounds and oversees improvements and enhancements necessary to support current and anticipated needs of the Church--all in accordance with our adopted Mission Statement and our Green Sanctuary standards.
Led by Deb Lord
Effective communication is critical to a strong community. This Committee supports the work of the staff Communications Coordinator. It oversees development of weekly and monthly publications and social media.
This Committee manages all issues related to paid staff, including salary & benefits, contracts, annual evaluations and paid leave.
Led by Jon Paulos
Matters related to budgets, expenditures, long range financial planning are managed by this committee.
Led by Dan Fink
The annual UUCY Auction is the church's largest fundraiser and an eagerly anticipated, fun event for the whole family. Usually held in November, the auction typically includes dinner, entertainment, a live auction, children's activities, raffle, and other events. Auction items range from vacation homes to jewelry making, dinners and hikes to sermon bids, handcrafted items to home services, and much more. Volunteers are always needed to plan, organize, and run the auction - whether working or just attending, UUCY families and friends enjoy the food, entertainment, and fellowship.
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This committee is tasked with recommending an annual slate of officers and standing committee heads to the Board of Directors and congregation, identify potential congregational leaders, and assess and recommend leadership development initiatives to the Board. This is an elected or appointed committee.
Led by Tesla Taliaferro
For complete information on this vital team, go to our Social Justice page.