“Tell me, what will you do with your one wild and precious life?” – Mary Oliver
There are many ways to contribute your unique skills and talents here at University Unitarian Church! Explore the opportunities for using your gifts and interests to get involved in UUC. Once you have found a volunteer opportunity, we have a Volunteer Resources Page where you can find some tips and tools that may be helpful.
Does teaching or mentoring children or youth feed your soul? Many people tell us that working with children or youth gives them hope for the future. You might consider volunteering in our Religious Education classes or being a mentor for our ninth grade Coming of Age Program. Contact Melody Moberg for more information or to volunteer.
What ministry of the church do you want to help nurture? If you have the time and commitment to action that can help drive committees of individuals drawn to a facet of UUC’s vision and ministries, you might be drawn to a program steering committee, a Social Justice group, or our Care Ministries or Memorial Reception teams, for example. For information on our Social Justice groups contact Rev. Beth Chronister and explore the Social Justice tab. For information about other committees, contact Sharla Wipplinger.
The Art Committee is responsible for jurying works for the ever-changing exhibits in UUC’s Gilmartin Gallery and the chapel. The committee chooses the artist(s) and hangs the monthly shows. Committee members also participate in a reception for the artists and the sale of the art, a portion of which benefits the church. If you are interested in participating in the annual UUC members art show, download the information and entry form here. University Unitarian Church Art Committee Members Show Criteria
Contact: Co-Chairs, Beth de la Fuente and Pam Belcher.
Caring Shawls Knitting/Crocheting Group
See our Small Groups page.
The Helping Hands Ministry provides occasional rides and meals for people who need a little extra help. You can ask for a helping hand whether you are ill, have surgery, maybe a care-giver needs a vacation, or for a happy occasion like having a baby! Volunteering for Helping Hands is an easy way to show you care. Contact: Helping Hands if you need a helping hand or for information on how you can lend a helping hand. We’ll forward your request to either our rides or our meals coordinator. Each maintains a list of willing and able volunteers.
We also want to match drivers who could add a passenger (either occasionally or regularly) when driving to and from church. Would you contact us if this is something you would like to do?
January 2017: Please note that we found a software error in Helping Hands that might have eliminated messages without our knowledge during the last couple of months. Service has been restored and we ask you to re-contact us, if you didn’t hear back.
The Membership Committee focuses on several areas of congregational life, such as Membership Exploration classes, welcoming new members, assisting new members in finding their places within our community, and community building activities and events.
Contact: Sharla Wipplinger if you are interested in joining the Membership Committee or would like more information.
The Memorial Reception Committee
The Memorial Reception Committee provides a place for the friends and family members who have a memorial service at the church to remain after the service and have additional time together. We arrange small tables, simple decorations, and prepare and serve coffee, tea, punch, and cookies, provided by the church. Additional foods and/or beverages may be provided and served by family.
Contact: the church office.
Partner Church Committee
This group promotes ties with our sister Unitarian church in Alsorakos, Romania and organizes fundraising drives to assist our fellow Unitarians. The UUC Partner Church Committee promotes friendship and learning about our shared heritage; offers support for projects the Alsorakos congregation wants to pursue; organizes pilgrimages to Transylvania; and encourages cultural exchange and travel between Alsorakos and University Unitarian Church members. In late September 2015, the next UUC Congregational Pilgrimage group will travel to Transylvania.
Contact: Rhonda Peterson.
Sunday hospitality teams include ushers, greeters, coffee service, and office volunteers. Working together, they create an intentional climate of warmth and welcome for all who come through the doors at UUC.
Contact: Co-Chairs, Rhonda Peterson and Jan Eisenhardt.
Center (Snacks) Table
Contact: Co-Chairs Sarah & Mike Walker
Sign up to bring food for the center table.
Contact: Co-Chairs Katie Graham and Dan Lathrop
Contact: Co-Chairs Rebecca DiNino and Eric Valpey
Sunday Office Volunteers
Contact: Chair, Sallie Dacey
Help church community members access resources and opportunities for growth and make our bookstore a friendly spot to hang out on Sunday mornings. Call the church office or email the Chair, Cindy Fuller.
Sunday Sound System Audio Crew
Volunteer one Sunday per month recording services in the chapel. Experience not necessary; we’ll provide training. Contact Chair, Erik Miller-Klein.
General Information About Sunday Welcoming & Hospitality
Participating in a small group is a wonderful way to get that small church feeling and still enjoy the benefits of being part of a large church community! View our Small Groups.