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!
Adult Faith Development
Donna Alcorn, Chair
This Committee develops opportunities for adults to explore their spiritual journeys within community. Exploration of theology, spirituality, and social justice issues predominate our programming.
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. Email email@example.com to get involved!
Buildings & Grounds
Don Emig & Jim Hershey, Co-Chairs
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. Email BGCommittee@uucy.org for more info.
Collaboration Council, Julie Amberg and Diane Kearney, co-conveners
The Collaboration Council was established in the Fall of 2021. It serves to bring together the collective voices of the standing committee chair people. The purpose is for the committees to update each other and the congregation on the projects they are working on and discern if some work can be shared between committees. The Collaboration Council will be the go-to place for congregants to bring new ideas for church projects. In addition, the Collaboration Council may decide to sponsor some social activities to bring congregants together. The Council does not have governance authority but should, when necessary, make recommendations to the Board.
The Finance and Stewardship Committees
This committee is responsible to be responsive to the board on any financial issues, use technology to simplify accounting processes, review quarterly reports and prepare a summary report to the board, and develop robust congregational participation in stewardship.
Kathy Smith (Treasurer)
Russ McKnight (Finance Chair)
Doug Hober (Consultant)
Wilma Skelton (Past Finance Chair/Treasurer)
Mari Rosario (Stewardship Co-chair)
Don Callow (Stewardship Co-chair)
Marta Smith, Chair
The purpose of the Membership Committee is to:
This committee is tasked with recommending an annual slate of officers and standing committee heads to the Board of Directors and congregation, identifying potential congregational leaders, and assessing and recommending leadership development initiatives to the Board. This is an elected or appointed committee.
Jon Paulos, Chair
This Committee manages all issues related to paid staff, including salary and benefits, contracts, annual evaluations and paid leave.
Religious Education | Children & Youth, Helen Paglio, Chair
For complete information on this vital team, go to our Faith Development page.
The purpose of the Religious Education Program (Faith Development) 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.
7 Tribe Coordination Council
UUCY has a lease with the 7 Tribe Playground, a nature-based early education center serving children from preschool age to 5th grade. 7 Tribe uses our RE classrooms and our campus Monday through Thursday from September to May. To facilitate a good relationship between UUCY and 7 Tribe, the UUCY Board approved in 2021 the formation of the 7 Tribe Coordination Council. The Council is tasked with resolving issues and disputes as they arise, negotiating the terms of the lease agreement and, when appropriate, forwarding matters to the Board for action. Its members include: a representative of both the Buildings and Grounds Committee and the RE Committee, a board-designated member of the board of directors, the Director of Lifelong Faith Development, at least one volunteer from the membership of the congregation, and one representative from 7 Tribe. If there are questions or concerns, you can contact any UUCY member of the Council or send an email to: 7Tribecoordination@uucy.org
Steve Snell and Carol Stowell, Co-Chairs
For complete information on this vital team, go to our Social Justice page.
Don Callow & Mari Rosario, Co-chairs
Stewardship is essential to ensuring the success and operations of UUCY by
Robert Felton, Chair
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.