Our Governance committees keep our church operating smoothly.
The Investment Committee is responsible for supervising the investement of funds held by the Endowment Fund, as described by article VI of the Church Bylaws. The Investment Committee also provides advice on investment of large gifts received by the church. The committee meets between 1 and 4 times a year. The committee consists of 5 members who are appointed by the board annually and always incldues at least two board members. This is specified in the Church Bylaws. Contact Claus Makowka.
Annual Budget Drive Committee
The Annual Budget Drive committee connects with members and friends in order to assure annual financial resources for the standard operating budget. Members are welcome to join. Contact Randy Weinberg.
Fantasy Auction Committee
This group plans and organizes a fundraining auction every few years. Contact Patricia Goettel or David Doorley.
This committee meets once a year to discuss possible nominees for the Board and the Nominating Committee. After discussion, we vote on the proposed candidate, rank them by that outcome, and phone them Members are appointed for 3 year terms. Contact Nick Izzo.
The Personnel Committee is a Board level committee and advises the Board as well as the senior minister regarding church personnel considerations and practices. The Personnel Committee is responsible for the Personnel Policy Manual. The committee assures that position descriptions are in place and appropriate, facilitates the performance review process and serves the church staff in resolving personnel related issues. Members of the committee are appointed by the Church Board. Current members (9/2017) are Annie Stunden (chair), Mary Denison, John Hooper, Peggy Parsons and Kevin Neveras-Walker.
Right Relations Committee
This Committee works to ensure that all participants in the activities of our religious community are equally welcomed, respected, and affirmed. The committee works proactively and also responds to concerns and grievances. By appointment of the Senior Minister. Contact Rev. David Herndon.
The Connections Team greets visitors, participates in Mermbership Orientation, connects each new member with a First Friend, and encourages each person in the congregation to reach out with a warm hello and extend a personal invitation to the social hour to someone who is visiting or is a newcomer. Anyone interested in building a welcoming, inclusive community is welcome to join the team.
Safe Congregation Committee
This committee reviews safety policies to improve the safety of children, youth, and adults at chruch and responds to cases of concern regarding safety. The committee may also implement preventive steps and provide new or revised safery guidelines. By appointment of the Director of Children and Youth Ministry and the Senior Minister.
Marketing and Communications
This committee oversees signage, social media, email marketing, and web sites of the First Unitarian Church. If you have updates to this web site, please email your updates to Web Changes. Contact Rob Schwartz.
Program Administrative Committee
Contact Rev. David Herndon
Operations Administrative Team Committee
Contact Rita Gates
Contact Claus Makowka
Planned Giving Committee
Description coming soon.