Audio/Visual

Our Audio/Visual Team rotates the responsibility for handling the amplification and recording of Sunday services and special events. Contact audio.visual@uufs.org.

Caring and Support Network

Our Caring and Support Network provides meals, transportation and emotional support to members and friends in times of need. When appropriate, we make referrals to outside resources. The Network is a registry of folks willing to assist when available on a case-by-case basis. If you are in need of assistance or have questions, please send an e-mail to caring@uufs.org.

We use the website Lotsa Helping Hands to coordinate and communicate volunteer caring activities. If you would like to join the network, click “Join a Community.” Find us by searching for UUFS and zip code 94087.

Communications

The Communications Team assists and supports the congregation with UUFS communications, both internally and with the wider community, using electronic media including managing the UUFS website (www.uufs.org). Contact communications@uufs.org.

Connections

The Connections Team helps our congregation to grow by welcoming new people and by helping and supporting them to move into participation in the congregation. The team:

1.  Welcomes and follows up with visitors and newcomers.
2.  Facilitates moving newcomers into membership or supporting friend status.
3.  Shepherds new members into becoming active volunteers in support of the work of our congregation

Contact connections@uufs.org for more information.

Fund Raising

The Fund Raising Team raises money to provide operating income and offset budget deficits. A major role of the team is to create new ideas and venues for fund raising that include the broader community served by UUFS.

Hospitality

We are working on ideas to make our much-loved coffee hour service more sustainable and less dependent on a single person. If you would like to be part of this effort, please contact Wilma Chu at barista@uufs.org. Thank you for lending your goodwill and support!

Human Resources

The Human Resources Team assists the minister (head of staff) with human resource functions in managing staff.

Life Enrichment

The Life Enrichment Team sets goals, objectives, and philosophy for the adult Life Enrichment program it establishes. Programs are offered on a wide variety of topics in support of our congregation’s spiritual growth, search for meaning, enjoyment of life, building of relationships, and desire for social justice. See our Life Enrichment Programs page and also Classes & Workshops. Contact life.enrichment@uufs.org.

Pledge Drive

The Pledge Team operates September through April and  conducts the annual fund-raising drive for the Fellowship. The committee consists of the Minister and at least two other members. Contact pledge@uufs.org.

Religious Education

The Religious Education Committee ensures that the needs of the children and volunteer staff are met. This includes curriculum planning for the upcoming school year, event planning such as game nights, inter-generational services and holiday events, and teacher recruiting. Here at UUFS we have a very diverse group of students and learning differences. One of the amazing jobs of our committee is problem solving to find and implement appropriate solutions. The Religious Education Committee meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:45 p.m. For more information, contact religious.education@uufs.org.

Service Auction

The Service Auction Team organizes and holds the silent service auction, an annual fund-raising event held each year at the beginning of June.

Social Events

The Social Events Team plans social events that bring together multiple elements of the congregation. There are six fellowship wide events each year:  two picnics, Easter brunch, Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas dinner, and New Year’s Eve dinner. Any event could change due to desire or schedule. New members or helpers are welcome anytime! For more information, see our social events page, or contact social.events@uufw.org.

Social Justice

The Social Justice Team is committed to working for social justice by addressing political, environmental and human issues in the local and global community. For details on the organizations we support, see our Social Justice page. The UUFS Social Justice Committee meets at 11:00 a.m. on the second Sunday of each month to plan activities that foster justice in our world. All are welcome to join in discussing, planning, and/or participating in our activities. For more information, contact social.justice@uufs.org.

Usher Coordinator & Ushers

The Usher Coordinator ensures that services are adequately staffed with ushers. The ushers pass out orders of service; accommodate seating issues; collect offerings; and document the money collected. Contact ushers@uufs.org.

Worship Associates

Worship Associates help plan the Sunday Services with the Minister and make sure that the service runs smoothly. There are a range of duties that need to be performed every Sunday. Many, like bringing out our chalice table and “setting the stage,” can be done in the background. Other roles, like passing the microphone or doing readings during the service are more public. Some Worship Associates even plan and lead services. The Worship Associate role is flexible and designed to grow with you. Contact worship@uufs.org with questions or comments.

See our Sunday Volunteers page for more information about those teams who directly support our Sunday Services.

Please send corrections and updates to this page to communications@uufs.org. Thank you.