Many people at First Unitarian Church are engaged in offering hospitality and building community. Here are some of them:
Connections Team. The mission of the Connections Team is to ensure that all members and friends of First Unitarian Church are invited and encouraged to make formal and informal connections within this religious community that are personally rewarding and spiritually enriching. The Connections Team (which is replacing the Membership Committee) includes Angelika Aziz, Bonnie Bayne, Amy deChicchis, Denice Galpern, Joan Harvey, Richard Haverlack, and Mary Schinhofen. Commissioned Lay Minister candidate Stephanie Pawlowski will also be working with the Connections Team.
Covenant Group Team. This team coordinates our covenant group program, which includes about one hundred and forty people who belong to about fifteen covenant groups. Members of this team are Alice Bright, Claus Makowka, Peggy Parsons, and Jim Reitz.
Pastoral Care Team. The mission of the Pastoral Care Team is to ensure that all members and friends of First Unitarian Church receive compassionate, timely, and appropriate pastoral care. Members of the Pastoral Care Team are Judy Beigi, Chris Beregi, Jim Cunningham, Margaret Fuhrman, MR Kelsey, and Kathy Miller.
Sanctuary Preparation Team. The overall goal of the Sanctuary Preparation Team is to offer hospitality by presenting our Sanctuary as an organized, attractive, warm, and clean environment that sends a message of care and welcome. Accordingly, each Friday, different members of this team gather to “red up” the Sanctuary. This team includes Barbara Brandon, Phyllis Genszler, Linda Holsing, Louise Jencik, Jack Philips, Brian Ramsey, Ron Schulz, Frank Woolley, and Sandy Woolley.
Ushers and Greeters Team. Our ushers and greeters ensure that everyone who comes to our church on Sunday mornings receives a warm and personal welcome. We have five usher and greeter teams, each of which includes, at full strength, eight people. Two additional people have agreed to serve as substitutes. The First Sunday Team includes Joan Adibi, Chrisie Ambrass, Sarah Benson (Team Captain), Maureen Doody, Aviva Loew, Ron Schulz, Annette Steen, and Harold Wood. The Second Sunday Team includes Jan Carlino, Maureen Doody, Kimberly Francis, Mary Kostalos, Paul Kuntz, Ali Masalehdan (Team Captain), Will Snavely, and Glenn Springer. The Third Sunday Team includes Alexander Jacob, Jesse Jacob, Tim Parks, Jim Pashek, Louie Portella, Brian Rohleder, Rob Schwartz (Team Captain), and Mary Weidner. The Fourth Sunday Team includes Herbert Barry, Alice Bright, Phyllis Genszler, Ward Kelsey, MR Kelsey (Team Captain), Bob Mitchell, Chas Murray, and Jack Philips. The Fifth Sunday Team includes Este Armstrong, Eleanor Mayfield, Kathy Miller (Team Captain), Arthur Notaro, and Tom Strauman. Our Substitute Team includes Carl Bonner and Ebe Emmons.