There are many ways to be involved at UUCVH, beyond our Sunday morning services. As we begin a new church year, I hope you will find fulfillment in participating with other congregation members in ways that enrich not only your life, but also the life of our congregation and our community.
I thought that this time of year would be a good opportunity to highlight several groups that play important roles at UUCVH. In thinking about each of these groups, I was struck by the many opportunities for creativity they provide. Please talk to me or other congregation members to find out more about these groups, and let us know if you are interested in becoming involved—we welcome fresh faces and ideas!
The Worship Committee plans Sunday morning services for dates when Rev. Betty will not be in the pulpit. Work includes finding outside speakers or planning “in-house” programs, and providing a Lay Leader/Worship Associate who prepares the elements of the service. Our Ministerial Intern, Debbie Rice, will be providing a brief training/orientation for congregation members interested in serving as a Lay Leader.
The Membership Committee greets and follows up with visitors, helps interested visitors along the path to membership, participates in New Member Welcoming Ceremonies, keeps track of membership numbers and directory information, and supports congregation members with notes and cards.
The Religious Education Committee supports the RE Coordinator; assists as needed with RE planning and programs, and provides classroom volunteers when necessary.
The Outreach Committee helps increase our visibility and exposure in the surrounding community. This is a perfect opportunity for “think-outside-the-box” UUs (what other kind are there?).
The Social Action Circle organizes and supports projects to help others in need in our community and beyond, and works to increase social justice locally and globally.
I look forward to seeing all of you at our Ingathering/Water Ceremony service on September 7!