Sunday Hospitality Hosts provide a time for members, friends and visitors to engage with one another on a personal level while enjoying a cup of coffee or tea and snacks after Sunday morning service(s). This is a great way to provide a needed service and to get to know your teammates and other members of the Congregation.

Meeting Times: Approximately two hours the Sunday that you are hosting.

Time Commitment: One Sunday every three months (just four times a year!) You’ll be assigned to a team with a captain who sends reminders, provides directions, answers questions, and does “how to” demonstrations, if needed.

Contact: Sylvia Quinn  sybquinn@gmail.com

            Doris Chew  kingdragonlady@yahoo.com

The Open House Team signs up hosts from among UUCWNC members and friends, publicizes these monthly events, and helps the hosts with whatever they need before, during and after the gatherings.

Meeting Times: We attend the monthly open houses on the third Sunday of each month from 4:00-7:00 p.m., dividing the events into early and late shifts.

Time Commitment: In addition to attending open house events, the Open House Team meets in person about once a year. We correspond during the month by email to coordinate events.  Publicity and other responsibilities are divided between team members and generally take no more than an hour a month for each member.

Contact – to host an open house, help with publicity, or assist the host please contact:
Roxie Morison, 910-231-3887, morisonroxie@gmail.com
Dot Hodder, 910-431-7804, dpdhodder@gmail.com
Stacy Kitt, 518-495-7435, stacykitt@mac.com

The Caring Committee provides short-term support and assistance to UUCWNC members and friends who are experiencing illness, injury, or crisis. We provide meals and transportation to doctor’s visits, church, and other appointments. We visit those in the hospital, rehabilitation facilities, and hospice, and sometimes do shopping for those recovering at home. We host a reception following Memorial/Celebration of Life Services. Personal information is always held in the strictest confidence.

Meeting Times:  Second Thursday of each month. We conduct most of our activities through email, phone and text.

Time Commitment:  Members rotate monthly as chair of the team, spending about three hours a month coordinating and delegating activities and tasks to members of the team or other volunteers.  The monthly chair prepares a brief notice for the Beacon. Other tasks are undertaken as necessary.

Contact: Kami O’Keeffe (Contact information is available in the office or the Directory)

Quest presenters facilitate and lead a discussion on a topic of their own interest/expertise.   The week before, presenters submit a summary of the upcoming Quest topic and often provide links to additional information for participants to review ahead of time.

Meeting Times: Sundays 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Time Commitment: One hour the day of your presentation plus preparation time.

Contact: Heidi Kaufman  heidi60@gmail.com

The Membership Team is available before and after each Sunday service to: assist visitors and friends in filling out a brief form and name tag, welcome them to coffee hour, and provide information concerning UUCWNC, and Unitarian Universalism. We are a Welcoming Congregation and as such, membership is offered without regard to race, ethnicity, gender, disability, affectional or sexual orientation, language, citizenship status, economic status, or national origin. We encourage visitors and friends to become members and help people make connections within UUCWNC.  The Membership Team assists in organizing a three-part Welcome Class, led by the Minister, which is available to all who are on their path to membership, or are simply interested in learning about Unitarian Universalism or UUCWNC.  We welcome all members who wish to join the Members Team. This is a great opportunity to participate in our community as we welcome visitors and potential new members!

Meeting Times: There are no scheduled meetings. Team members communicate by email and telephone on an as needed basis.

Time Commitment:

Contact:

 

The Chalice Quilters provide lap-size quilts to people in need in our Congregation.  This is a service project for the church, but we also have lots of fun during our meetings.  We understand that not everyone is a quilter; we welcome people with all levels of sewing experience.

Meeting Times:  Second Tuesday of every month from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Time Commitment: Flexible.  People come when they can; additional work from home is helpful but optional.

Contact: Bev Cochran  bbcochran721@gmail.com

The Board of Trustees (BOT) creates and promotes policy and vision to ensure that resources of the Congregation are effectively and efficiently directed toward achieving the Mission of UUCWNC.  The Board provides the framework and structure under which various teams and committees operate and interact with each other, UUCWNC staff, and the Congregation.  The President, Vice-President and Secretary of the Board are selected by vote of the Board members.  Those three, plus the Minister constitute the Executive Board; this group meets by telephone/video conference one week prior to monthly Board meetings to plan and set the agenda. The nine Board members each serve a three-year term; three members rotate off each year and are replaced by three newly elected members.

Meeting Times: At the first meeting of each church year the Board chooses its monthly meeting dates and time.  For the past three years the Board has met on the third Thursday of each month, most recently from 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Time Commitment: In addition to monthly Board meetings, each Trustee commits to serving as Worship Associate at least once a year, and to writing an article to be published in the Beacon.  Every year, as a group, the Board leads one Sunday service, conducts the annual Congregational Meeting, and holds two Congregational discussions at which it welcomes questions and feedback.

Contact:  Board @UUCWNC.org

 

The Member Engagement Team (MET) facilitates involvement of members, friends, and visitors in the life of the Congregation, fostering a sense of belonging and meaningful connections with each other and the UUCWNC community.

Meeting Times:  The second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
The Team may take a short break in the summer.

Time Commitment:  In addition to twice monthly meetings, we break into smaller groups to take on projects that require additional meetings and time. Between meetings we stay in contact by email.

Contact: Sylvia Quinn  sybquinn@gmail.com

 

The Operational Wellness and Support Team (OWS) works to ensure the Congregation is healthy and thriving by fostering empowerment, responsibility, and connection, through a focus on operational needs.  The Team identifies the operational needs of the Congregation, assesses how well those needs are being met, identifies areas in need of improvement, and developes plans for making positive change.

Meeting Times: Twice monthly, usually on a Tuesday or Thursday at 5:00 p.m. for one to two hours.

Time Commitment:  Members serve for two years.

Contact: Heidi Kaufman  heidika60@gmail.com

The Finance Committee is a permanently established committee, appointed by the Board of Trustees, which advises the Board of Trustees on the financial affairs of the Congregation.  The Committee and the minister develop the annual budget and propose it to the Board. The Committee recommends the scheduling and extent of independent financial reviews of the Congregation’s finances.  As directed by the Board, the Committee assesses the financial impact of the Congregation’s policies, practices, and activities, manages the Endowment Fund, monitors the Congregation’s investments, and undertakes other projects as requested.

Meeting Times: Quarterly, or as needed.

Time Commitment:  Members serve a term of three years.

Contact:  John Grigsby, Treasurer  johngrigsby25@gmail.com

 

The Auction Committee creates and coordinates a unique auction fundraiser for UUCWNC.  Lately, this has been a silent auction where congregants, friends and visitors offer art, services, and their considerable talents. Volunteers select the theme, provide publicity, and organize offers and bidding. Many hands are needed to help. Raising needed funds for our Congregation is our reward.  NOTE: We would love someone with experience using Excel to help with our record keeping and mailings!

Meeting Times:  We begin meeting before the auction to iron out logistics, with meetings scheduled as needed. Most of the work occurs during the three auction weeks; collecting the submission forms, developing the database, and preparing the posters to hang with bidding sheets.

Time Commitment: The auction itself lasts for three Sundays. The work of the committee begins before the auction and continues after the auction over a period of approximately four months, and varies week to week.

Contact: Beth O’Connell ebethoc@gmail.com

Eileen Barley  etbarley@gmail.com

The Generous Life Team (GLT) works to promote the growth of a vibrant culture of generosity that celebrates the giving spirit in all of us, which is what supports our Congregation’s present and future needs. We explore the many ways we can live generously. The GLT works toward that goal by communicating with congregants regularly about the value and importance of generosity, and by managing UUCWNC’s annual pledge drive.

Meeting Times: Weekly or biweekly in the six months leading up to and following pledge drives.

Time Commitment: Members are asked to serve a two-year term.

Contact: Sara Jarvis  sarajarvis56@gmail.com

The Nominating Committee (NomCom) identifies a slate of candidates to serve on the Board of Trustees, as Treasurer, and on the Nominating Committee.

Meeting Times: Once a month starting in January; 2-3 times per month closer to June as needed to prepare for the June Congregational Meeting.

Time Commitment: 0-2 hours a week in committee meetings plus talking with members about serving.

Contact: Sally Freeman, sfandjj@gmail.com

The Soup Sunday Committee provides a communal noontime lunch the second Sunday of the month, from October through March. Donations of soups and desserts from members and friends are always appreciated.

Meeting Times: Set up begins at 9:00 a.m., clean-up is usually completed by 1:00 p.m. We often work in two-hour shifts which allows us to attend a service. Soup and dessert donors are asked to drop off their donation at 9:00 a.m.

Time Commitment: Approximately two hours a month during our six-month soup season.

Contact: Robin Middleton  Rlmiddle2119@gmail.com

The Chalice Quilters provide lap-size quilts to people in need in our Congregation.  This is a service project for the church, but we also have lots of fun during our meetings.  We understand that not everyone is a quilter; we welcome people with all levels of sewing experience.

Meeting Times:  Second Tuesday of every month from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Time Commitment: Flexible.  People come when they can; additional work from home is helpful but optional.

Contact: Bev Cochran  bbcochran721@gmail.com