Volunteer Church Committees
Committees form the backbone of our Church, and, from the standpoint of the individual congregant, participation in a committee means contact with people of common interests in a small group setting. Terms on committees generally start June 1st, along with our fiscal year, but one can ask to join any time and negotiate a trial period as you wish. If you are interested in volunteering to serve on a committee, please contact Membership & Stewardship Assistant, Liz Murphy.
Finance Committee: Works with the board and senior minister on the budget and finances of the church.
Stewardship Committee: Oversees the church’s annual pledge drive, contacts member households to determine annual pledge contributions, and assists with pledge revenue projections for annual budget.
Planned Giving Committee: Ensures a strong future for the church by encouraging people to make provisions for Neighborhood Church in their end-of-life plans.
Neighborhood Marketplace: Prepares and runs the Neighborhood Book Fair multiple times per year, which carries books from the UUA’s InSpirit Bookstore as well as other titles that may be of interest to the congregation.
Dining for Dollars: Fundraiser in which church members host meals and events for members and friends to bid for opportunity to attend. All proceeds benefit the church.
History Project: Volunteer group that meets throughout the year to archive and document church history and host occasional history salons.
Facilities Maintenance Advisors: Working with staff, reviews and recommends proposed maintenance expenditures and improvements for existing campus facilities.
Landscape and Grounds Committee: Augments professional gardening service with gardening and beautification projects for church campus and welcomes volunteers interested in helping.
Worship Sound and Lighting Committee: Provides sanctuary sound and lighting services for all church events, including sermon recordings for sale and website broadcast.
Ushers: Serves congregation by handing out and collecting hymnals and Orders of Service, collecting and counting the offering, recording attendance, assisting with seating, and other needed tasks during regular and special Sunday services.
Coffee Committee: Creates a welcoming atmosphere and opportunity for conversation by providing coffee and refreshment service on Sunday mornings.
Welcome Committee: Provides welcome to newcomers through Welcome Table, greeters, nametag service, orientation sessions, New to Neighborhood sessions, New Members ceremony, and the Newcomer Potluck.
Membership Committee: Advisory group that assists with the evaluation and oversight of the membership process and maintenance. Serves as ambassadors to our newest members as they form connections into the church community.
Youth Religious Education Committee: This committee is charged with developing and supporting programming for children and youth.
Winter and Summer Camp Committees: Plan and coordinate our winter and summer camp weekends at de Benneville Pines Camp in the San Bernardino Mountains. Note: These are two separate committees. Sign up for one or the other . . . or both!
Pastoral Care Ministry: Coordinates a response to the practical needs of church members, such as providing meals during illnesses and recovery, rides to medical appointments, hosting memorial service receptions, and sending cards of remembrance and sympathy. The Pastoral Care team can also offer confidential support and a “ministry of presence” to other church members who are experiencing a period of transition, crisis or life change.
If you’d like to help out on the Pastoral Care team, please fill out the Pastoral Care Volunteer Survey.
If you would like to be contacted by Pastoral Care, please fill out our confidential Contact Form.