Committees & Teams

If you enjoy planning activities and events, you might find a home on one of our Committees.  If your interests tend more towards participating in events and activities, you might find your niche on one of our Teams. Planners and Doers... it takes both to make the world go 'round at UUCV. The list below is just a sampling of opportunities. 

Names of chairs and members of teams & committee can be found near the front of the blue church directory.

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 Adopt-A-Highway Team (aka "Litter Pickers"):

Picks up litter each month on the stretch of Highway 14 between SE 164th and 192nd Avenues. All who can walk a mile on uneven terrain are welcome to join this team of "highway hygienists." A sense of accomplishment and feeling of team spirit are guaranteed! (Must watch a training video prior to first outing.) Contact: LitterPickers@uucvan.org

Aesthetics Team:

Attends to maintaining and enhancing the attractiveness of the church.  Oversees the art in the sanctuary, soliciting community and UUCV artists to show work, mounting exhibits. Contact: aesthetics@uucvan.org

School Partnership Project:

Engages congregants in supporting the health, education and social development of the children in our congregation and the local community.

Endowment Board:

Manages a Fund that provides a lasting financial legacy for UUCV through bequests and donations of cash or other assets. (Participants on the Board are elected.) Contact: endowment@uucvan.org.

Facilities & Grounds Committee

Attends to the maintenance and repair needs of our facility and grounds.  Oversees the Kitchen Coordinator and Aesthetics Team. Contact: facilities.grounds@uucvan.org

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 Families in Service Team

Provides opportunities for UUCV families to interact socially while helping to make the world a better place through selected service projects in the community and at UUCV. The Team plans activities for approximately once each quarter. Contact: FIS@uucvan.org.  

Fundraising Committee:

Oversees and creates fundraising events that support support the mission and ministry of our congregation (apart from the Annual Budget Drive).  All fundraising activities must first be approved by this committee. Contact fundraising@uucvan.org

Green Team:

Aims to boost environmental awareness and create a "Green Sanctuary" in which to worship, work, and live. Manages a "Beyond Curbside" Recycling and Reuse program. Encourages participation in local environmental action opportunities. Contact: greenteam@uucvan.org for more information or to get on the listserve.

Hearts & Hands Team: 

Under the direction of our Minister, this team offers care to the congregation in times of sorrow or celebration in the form of cards, calls, visits and meals. Congregants can be part of this pastoral ministry by joining the "meals team." Contact heartsandhands@uucvan.org.

Leadership Discovery and Development Committee (LDDC, formerly the Nominating Committee)

Cultivates, nurtures and selects nominees for the Board of Trustees, the Endowment Board of Trustees and the LDDC. (Participants are elected by the congregation.)

Lifelong Learning Council:

Schedules and offers classes, workshops, and groups to further our philosophical growth and understanding—fun and social connection, too.

The council meets in conjunction with RE Council on the first Wednesday of every month at 6:15 PM by zoom and on-site. Contact us for more information.

Membership Committee:

Attracts, welcomes, and integrates newcomers into our community. Hosts social and educational gatherings for newcomers on the path to membership. Contact: membership@uucvan.org.
 

Music Committee:

Plans and promotes events that support personal and spiritual growth through music making, active listening, and musical performance, and helps to grow a vital, nurturing community at UUCV through multi-generational participation in musical events. Contact: musiccommittee@uucvan.org.

Social Action Steering Committee:

Manages the coordination and approval of social action activities, and supports social action project leaders in their ministry. Contact: SASC@uucvan.org

Stewardship Committee:

Cultivates a culture of abundance at UUCV and encourages spiritual growth and development in the congregation by providing opportunities for deepening generosity. This committee also organizes and conducts the Annual Pledge Campaign. Contact: stewardship@uucvan.org

Sunday Morning Hospitality & Support Teams:

Volunteers who serve as Greeters, Family Greeters, Ushers, Logistics Assistants and Logistics Assistants on Sunday morning are the key members of this team. Training is provided for each of the key areas. Contact: sundaysupport@uucvan.org.

Web Team

Maintains this web site. Contact: webmaster@uucvan.org.