Justice Council - is a large committee working to make
our community a better place for everyone, especially
disadvantaged neighbors who surround us but whom we may not
“see” on a daily basis. Social Action is a pillar of the UU
faith and this congregation, and much work has occurred over the
last 12 months to lay a foundation for meaningful work in the
years ahead. Now it is time for action. In 2015 it will take a
lot of us to make SJC a productive and meaningful group we will
all be proud of. Please sign up today and prepare to roll up
your sleeves. Some projects will need funding, so financial
support is also welcome. Change is coming.
Worship Committee – these
folks work year round to plan our Sunday Services, book
speakers, musicians, etc. and make sure every program focuses on
spiritual growth. Since we are currently “minister-less” their
work is doubly important and they amaze us weekly.
Hospitality Committee –
Following Sunday Service we gather for coffee or tea, sweets and
savory treats, but also for great conversations with members and
visitors alike - but that’s only
the beginning! Hospitality also coordinates every Pot Luck
Dinner, Thanksgiving Feast, Passover Seder, etc. Many hands make
light work – so if you like to entertain and work with fun
folks, please volunteer.
Fund Raising Committee –
This group would love to have your creative ideas and helping
hands to design, promote and implement effective fund raising
events – we want our neighbors to know who we are. This is a
difficult task now with the sanctuary off limits and Inness
paintings in storage, but the quilters work tirelessly every
week producing amazing items, food is always good for
fundraising, and since the sinkholes have resulted in some
“publicity” maybe we can capitalize on that, too. Put on your
thinking cap and help us out!
Communication Committee –
This group oversees day-to-day communication at UUCTS including
The Quill, the monthly newsletter you’re reading, Weekly E-nUUs
- a digest of meetings and other events for the week, the UUCTS
website at www.uutarpon.org, Facebook at
https://www.facebook.com/UUTarponSprings, and responding to web
inquires. It may not seem like a lot, but believe me… it takes a
village to get the news out. If you enjoy Facebook, IT, editing,
marketing or public relations, please step forward – there is a
lot to do. We need your skills plus you can work from home!
Membership Committee –
makes sure potential new members coming to UUCTS have the
materials and info they need to make an informed choice about
Unitarian Universalism. The next New Member Class is scheduled
for Saturday, January 17, 2015. Look for the signup sheet on
Congregational Life table soon.
Inness Committee – We are
banished from our sanctuary and the Inness Paintings are in
storage, so you might think the committee that oversees things
Inness is not needed now – but there is a lot of work that can
be done in preparation for the return of this wonderful artwork,
and proper planning will make their return even sweeter. The
first committee meeting is tentatively scheduled for Thursday;
Nov. 6th at 1:30pm at CotB. Docent training/refresher course
will be scheduled when we have a return date for the paintings.
Caring Committee – This
wonderful group was re-organized with Rev. Don’s help and they
continue to do a wonderful job offering comfort and compassion
to our members and friends who let us know they are in need of
our support. There are some new projects in the planning stage
that will require many hands so our church family can respond
quickly when called on to deal with emergencies or medical
issues. If you can help collect and organize data, please step
forward to lend a helping hand.
Children's Religious Education
Committee – This new committee was recently authorized
by the Board of Trustees and is just beginning to collect
material from the UUA and other sources and to develop an action
plan. The general goal will be to provide an open-minded
approach to spirituality.
The Quilters – This group
isn’t a committee, but they sure do produce some wonderful
quilts and other useful items. Their wares have been shipped
around the globe, and a lot of us have a stash at our own homes.
On Tuesday, Nov 11th the Quilters will begin using the
Fellowship Hall at CotB as a home away from home. If you have
never quilted in your life, you are a perfect candidate to join
the group – trust me, they will teach you everything you need to
know. It is fun and creative, plus lunch is always yummy!
Volunteers are welcome – see a Board