Standing Committees & Teams
The Worship Team works with the minister to create transformative Sunday services at the Fellowship. The minister leads services twice a month. Other services are presented by members, friends and visiting speakers. The team coordinates it all.
The team meets monthly (2nd Sundays, after coffee hour, 12-1:15). All members and friends are welcome to participate. At team meetings we balance logistics (e.g., pulpit supplies, sound system, orders of service), with learning spiritual reflection (e.g., how did past services go? What themes are calling to our hearts?)
At a Worship Visioning Retreat in June, several themes emerged, Diversity; Living a Good Life; Radical Hospitality; Truth, Science & Religion. Several groups of members are working on presentations. Rev. Mary’s theme for the year is Building a Living Faith.
The Worship Team is supported by members who trained as Worship Associates (trained here in our Fellowship) or as service leaders (trained beyond OUUF). You don’t have to be a service leader or Worship Associate to serve on the Worship Team. We welcome everyone who would like to help us create worship that transforms us into who we can be, worship that touches our hearts and empowers our minds and bodies. Come to a meeting and decide if you’d like to join the team!
Social Justice Committee
The purpose of the Social Justice Committee (SJC) is to support the congregation in living into its covenant, “to work for social justice and environmental responsibility.” Currently the SJC meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 7 pm at the Fellowship. Anyone interested in the work of the SJC is welcome to attend. To reach the SJC please email email@example.com and the SJC Chairperson will respond to your query.
The SJC has two ongoing projects, one of environmental concern and the other on being a Welcoming Congregation for marginalized citizens.
Our environmental program, Green Sanctuary, seeks to educate congregants on specific steps that can be taken to reduce waste, increase energy efficiency, and how OUUF can connect with the greater community on environmental issues.
Our Welcoming Congregation program has focused significantly on welcoming the LGBTQ+ community but is also encompassing immigration concerns and issues arising from the Black Lives Matter movement. Recently we began a Fellowship wide letter writing campaign to protest the Public Charge Rule Changes that affect legal immigrants from obtaining public assistance to encourage a path to citizenship. More about this issue can be found at https://cliniclegal.org/public-charge for background.
You need not be a member to come to an SJC meeting or to come to our new Study/Action Group. We welcome you whoever you are, whoever you love, whatever you believe, wherever you are from, and wherever you are going.
- Buildings and Grounds
- Committee on Ministry
- Religious Exploration (see separate page)
- Nominating Committee
- Welcoming Congregation Team