Were you looking for a place where you could explore your spiritual identity and where your exploration would be welcomed and encouraged?
Were you looking for a place where your children could learn about a variety of religions, and not be indoctrinated into a single faith as the one and only way to believe?
Perhaps, you’re looking for a community that values all individuals, one that supports each of us on our life’s journeys, one that thinks globally about the great issues of our time and acts locally to make the world a better place, here and now.
Getting involved here is the best way to explore and fulfill the needs and wants that brought you through our doors. Getting involved will deepen your connections and help you unlock your potential. Being here can be transformational!
Opportunities for Community and Connection
Listed below are opportunities for involvement. Additional information can be found under “Committees”.
Adult Choir: No experience is needed – just enthusiasm and a willingness to learn. The choir performs anthems two or three times monthly and leads the congregation in singing hymns. Rehearsals are held weekly on Thursday, from 7:15pm – 9pm – August through June.
Contact: Music Director, Dawn Reyen: Email Get Dawn's email address
Adult Education: sponsors or support classes, workshops, and forums on topics ranging from spirituality to current affairs. Check our website and newsletter for offerings. If you have ideas, please share them.
Contact: Tanya Webster
Book Discussion Group: Meets for lively talks about their reading. Books are chosen by member consensus, foth for fiction and nonfiction, usually current, but not always. Check the calendar for dates and location.
Contact: Carolyn Chaney: Email Get Carolyn's email address
Caring Ministry: This committee helps us care for each other in tangible ways, such as delivering meals to new parents or those who are sick, offering rides to church, and sending cards to those in need of support or cheer.
Contact: Danielle Stagner: Email Get Danielle's email address or Sharon Gee: Email Get Sharon's email address
C Groups (“C” for Community, Connection, and Covenant): Groups of 7-10 people who meet twice a month (generally) for six months to explore meaningful topics and deepen relationships with each other.
Contact: Office: Email Get Our Office's email address
Craft Night: Join us for good company and conversation while working on your own craft project: knitting, beading, scrapbooking, painting, etc. We meet the second Monday evening-of-each-month.
Contact: Lori Longo: Email Get Lori's email address
Greeting on Sunday mornings: Each Sunday we have two Greeters to welcome people, hand out the Orders of Service and collect the Sunday offering. This is a great way to begin to meet people and put names and faces together.
Contact: Lori Longo: Email Get Lori's email address
Grounds: Are you a gardener? Or, itching to learn how to run an electric lawnmower? Help us mow, rake, trim and plant to keep our grounds looking lovely.
Contact: Jonelle Preisser: Email Get Jonelle's email address
Happy Trails Hiking Club: Meets the first Saturday-of-each-month for a hike in one of the many Bay Area parks/open spaces. There are often options for shorter or longer hikes.
Contact: Kaye Bonney: Email Get Kaye's email address
Lighting the Chalice: We need volunteers to light the chalice at the beginning of each Sunday service. It is an honor to participate in this way.
Contact: Jorie Schulz: Email view email address
Ministry of Culinary Arts (MOCA): We always welcome assistance to set-up and provide refreshments for the social hour that follows each Sunday service.
Contact: Cindy Johnson: Email Get Cindy's email address
Retreat: Join us in the redwoods near Santa Cruz for a relaxing Fall weekend of good fellowship, fun, food, activities, and worship. Check the calendar for the exact dates or contact the Debbie Mytels: Email Get Debbie's email address or Marina Rose: Email Get
Roosevelt Tutoring Program: We’ve been involved in assisting Roosevelt Elementary School students improve their reading and comprehension skills since 2007. Volunteering for one or two hours per week is extremely rewarding.
Contact: Annie Tate: Email Get Annie's email address
Silent Auction: Each fall we throw the biggest fundraising party of the year. Come and bid on activities and events that will assist you in getting to know us better. Consider donating activities yourself, and certainly consider joining to assist with the organizing, decorating, and running the party! This is community building at its best.
Contact: Jessica Roybal: Email Get Jessica's email address or Jen Bahr-Davidson.
Social Action Committee: Works to involve our Fellowship in projects to aid victims of oppression and injustice, improve the environment and promote social change in keeping with our UU values. 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. Contact: Nancy Goodban: Email view email address or Carolyn Chaney: Email view email address
Twice Yearly Workdays (Spring and Fall): A great way to meet others as we scrub, dust, paint, weed, polish and tend to our Fellowship building. We break bread together at noon and chocolate chip cookies are traditional for dessert! Many hands make light work, and there is plenty of laughter all around. Check the calendar for dates.
Contact: George Goslee: Email Get George's email address