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getting involved

THE NITTY GRITTY

The Fellowship has several standing committees and task forces that provide a variety of opportunities for involvement on many levels.

Among these committees and task forces are:

BIG BACKYARD PROJECT (click for more information)

BUILDINGS & GROUNDS (click for more information)

COMMITTEE ON MINISTRY

ENDOWMENT DEVELOPMENT FUND

FINANCE COMMITTEE

FUNDRAISING TASK FORCE

HOSPITALITY (click for more information)

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

The Leadership Development Committee is an elected committee that is responsible for nominating candidates for Officers and Trustees-at-Large, delegates to the General Assembly and the Endowment Committee. The LDC also makes recommendations to the Board for candidates for membership on the Committee on Ministry and for committee chairmanships, and develops and implements means for identifying, cultivating and developing leaders for the Congregation. The chair of the LDC is Beatrix Clarke. The other members are Kathy Boone, Judith Knauss, Len Marcus and Bryan Cook as Board of Trustees Liaison.

LIFESPAN FAITH DEVELOPMENT

The Lifespan Faith Development Committee encompasses faith development and religious education for all ages. For information on adult Lifespan Faith Development opportunities, click here and here For more information on the Children's Religious Education program, click here.

The chair of the LFDC is Margie Watters.

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

According to the bylaws, the Membership Committee shall:

•organize and promote activities which encourage membership growth and facilitate involvement of all members in the life of the Fellowship community.

•maintain the official membership list to report to the UUA as required.

•document attendance, verify voter eligibility and quorum at Corporate Meetings.

•arrange for greeters and ushers on Sundays and other special services.

•publish the annual member directory in February to correspond to the official membership list provided to the UUA.

•orient new members to the UUFP.

•ensure, through a working group, that caring activities are available.

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

The Program committee is responsible for all elements of lay-led worship services that are not the responsibility of the Minister; for assisting the Minister, if so desired or requested, in coordinating various components of worship services for which the Minister is otherwise responsible; and for the aesthetic aspect and décor of the Main Meeting Room, including displays of art work. The current chair of the Program is Sooozie Nowak. For more information, and a picture of Sooozie, click here.

PUBLICITY TASK FORCE

SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE (click for more information)

STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE

For more on this committee, co-chaired by Barbara Corona and Paul Osgood, please click here.

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