The following are UUFRC’s standing committees. To get involved or for any questions, please contact the chairperson listed. Everyone is welcome to participate.
Adult Religious Exploration (Coordinator: Tanya Webster)
Adult Education Committee Charter
Offer educational and experiential classes, activities, and forums to promote our values and enhance our community experience.
Aesthetics Aesthetics Committee Charter
Handle interior decorations, furnishings and any other architectural or stylistic aspects of the building.
Building/Maintenance (Chair: George Goslee) Building Committee Charter
Ensure all physical aspects of our facility are well maintained.
Caring (Co-Chairs: Danielle Stagner and Sharon Gee) Caring Committee Charter
Provide meals, transportation and any other emotional or physical assistance for members in need.
C-Groups: (Coordinators: OPEN) Covenant Groups Charter
(“C” for community, connection, and covenant) are groups of 7 – 10 people who meet twice a month to explore meaningful topics and deepen relationships with each other.
Connections/Membership (Chair: Lori Longo) Connections Committee Charter
Provides information, classes, and events to welcome and connect newcomers and new members to our community.
Denominational Affairs Committee
Denominational Affairs Committee Charter
We have four elected members who provide a liaison between the congregation and both the Unitarian Universalist Association and the Pacific Central District, and keep the Congregation apprised of the issues and concerns of the UUA & PCD:
Debbie Mytels (2016-2018) Eleanor Kilpatrick (2017-2019), Tovis Page (2017-2019), and Suzie Idzik (2017-2019)
Finance (Chair: Jennifer Bahr-Davidson) Finance Committee Charter
Provide recommendations on decisions with financial implications, manage the budget and monitor our expenditures.
Grounds (Chair: Jonelle Preisser)
Care for our gardens and landscape areas. “Do you enjoy gardening? Come help us care for our new drought tolerant plantings and grass. We weed, trim, mow and sweep to keep our grounds looking lovely.”
Interfaith Committee (Co-Chairs: Tovis Page and Beth Harrison)
Interfaith Commitee Charter Our committee fosters UUFRC’s engagement with congregations of other faiths primarily through our membership in the Peninsula Multifaith Coalition and participation in its activities. We also participate in a monthly food sort for Second Harvest with members of the Yaseen Foundation, and we explore other faith traditions through sponsoring interfaith services and forums. Updated 9/4/17
More Information about the Interfaith Committee
Ministry of Culinary Arts (MOCA) MOCA Charter
Team Leaders: Cheri Hahne, Joanne McMahon, Elisabeth Rossi, and Sharon Gee,
Organizes and prepares refreshments for our Social Hour following each Sunday service.
Music (Chair: OPEN) Music Committee Charter
Works with the Music Director to plan and carry out musical offerings at services and plan special concerts.
Newsletter (Editor: Sara Morgan)
Edits and publishes the Redwood Reachout, our monthly newsletter.
Personnel – Sub Committee of the Board of Trustees (Chair: Leslie Vallerga)
Address personnel contracts and other issues related to staff.
Roosevelt Tutoring and Outreach (Chair: Annie Tate)
Tutoring program at Roosevelt Elementary School.
Committee on Ministries (Committee on Shared Ministries)
to be determined
Social Action Committee (Co-chairs: Nancy Goodban firstname.lastname@example.org Carolyn Chaney email@example.com). The Social Action Committee acts on our commitment to social justice in our community, nation, and world. On behalf of the congregation, we identify efforts that we believe will promote social justice or protect the environment. We take action on those efforts, and encourage members and friends to take action as well. In 2017-2018, the Social Action Committee will continue to be active in the areas of environment and defending democracy, but will have a special focus on immigration, particularly support for undocumented immigrants and refugees from the Americas. This includes participating in and tracking existing efforts, as well as initiating our own efforts. We actively support our Sanctuary Congregation work. The Social Action Committee meets the first Sunday of each month at noon (open to all), and communicates regularly through its own Yahoo Groups email discussion. UUFRC Social Action Committee Charter 2017 SAC Brochure September 2017
Welcoming Congregation Team: Works to welcome and support members of the LGBTQIA community – lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersexual, and asexual – both within our Fellowship and beyond our walls. The purpose is to be supportive, hopeful, and celebrate the vibrancy of the LGBTQIA community, to seek opportunities to educate the wider community, and to promote connections and healing. Contact: Susan Marcellais: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or Sarah Skovlund: Email email@example.com
Worship (Chairs: Jorie Schulz) Worship Committee Charter
Assist in preparing and delivering the Sunday services.
Youth and Children in Community (YCC) (Chair: Jessica Roybal)
Youth and Children in Community Charter
Aid the spiritual development of our children through exploration of our UU values and heritage, as well as those of other faith traditions. The committee overseas the Child Life Subcommittee and the Youth Life Subcommittee as well as guides our children’s Religious Education program among other things.