Committee and team life is at the heart of Congregational Life. Some committees and ministry teams meet monthly, others less frequently. All Committee groups have ownership of some aspect of congregational life. For more information on any of the committees, please contact our church office.
Arts Presents art exhibitions, hosts art activities, consults on aesthetics matters, and provides decorations for various events throughout the year. The committee endeavors to enrich the lives of members of the Congregation and others in our community, and to share the considerable artistic talent of our congregation and its friends. For more information, please see our page here.
Buddhist Study Group Every few Sundays, a group meets in the evening to explore and deepen their Buddhist understandings. This is a wonderful place for growth and spiritual development. For more information, email the facilitator here.
Buildings and Grounds Responsible for maintaining and upgrading facilities including the church building and grounds -- an increasingly challenging job as the Congregation grows and our building ages. B&G schedules and coordinates various projects including Fall and Spring cleanup of church grounds. In addition, the committee identifies and coordinates capital projects. For more information about upcoming service opportunities, please see our calendar. For information on how to volunteer for things like mowing the lawn, please contact Chris.
Fundraising Develops creative ways to raise monies for Congregational operations and improvements. Fundraising activities have included: a Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair in December, an annual silent and live Auction/Party, a Mardi-Gras zydeco evening, a Motown Dance Party, and other fun ways to raise money by creating community. To make a donation now, please visit our Giving page. To get involved with the Fundraising Committee please contact Peter or Gary.
Green Sanctuary The Green Sanctuary Committee is responsible for implementing a program that increases our practice of the Seventh Principle of the UUA in our church, our community and private lives: "Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part." We strive for broad congregational and community participation in activities and lifestyle changes that result in our treading more lightly upon this planet, specifically in the areas of energy usage and conservation, use of raw materials, pollution, environmental injustices, the 3R's of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, and in our spending and investing. In support of this we will assist in integrating an environmental focus into our religious education for all ages and into worship practices that honor our interconnectedness and Earth centered wisdom. For more information, please click here.
Membership The Membership Committee is the heart of the Welcoming Ministry at UUCHV. The Committee reaches out to the community with Open Houses and publicity about UU events, greets and follows up with visitors, organizes meetings and lunches to educate potential members about Unitarian Universalism, organizes and participates in services on the New Member Sundays, helps new members integrate into the congregation, and supports established members. For more information on becoming a new member, please visit here.
Music Ministry Team The Music Ministry Team enriches our experience of worship, of our space, and of our lives through the provision of music during worship, at special events, and through a concert series they offer each year. For more information, please see the Music page under the Worship & Arts section.
Lifespan Faith Development Ministry Team Children’s and Adult Religious Education foster intellectual, moral and spiritual growth using both experiential and classroom models. The Ministry is also responsible for two youth groups led by Youth Advisors. The Director of Lifespan Faith Development is the leader of the Ministry team. For more information on the various offerings for Lifespan Faith Development, please click here.
Sharing and Caring The purpose of the Sharing and Caring committee is to stay connected and comfort members and friends of the Congregation who are ill at home or hospitalized, as well as to recognize special milestones. To contact the Sharing and Caring committee for assistance or to make needs known, please click here.
Social Justice Provides support and assistance for people in need, either by education, direct action or by influencing government policy. Past years’ projects include the Lunchtime Meals Program, Adopt-a-Highway, holiday gift giving, films and discussions and second collections. For more information on all the various Social Justice initiatives, please click here.
Worship Organizes services for the Sundays when our minister is not scheduled and is responsible for the Christmas Eve and summer lay-led services. Worship Sundays range from guest ministers to arts presentations to speakers on timely, ethical issues. All Worship Sundays follow the same format as ministerial Sundays and are tied in to our UU principles and our Fellowship's mission statement. For more information on worship, please click here.
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