Membership

Membership Committee
Meets as needed – The purpose of this committee is to create a welcoming environment for visitors and generate interest in becoming members. Five to seven committee members work with the Membership Coordinator to help members and friends find involvement in programs and activities that connect with their talents, skills and interests. Assist with periodic programs (currently UU 101 and New Member Ceremonies) that help new people learn about Unitarian Universalism, TVUUC, and membership. Work with staff to compile, archive and discern members’ information and skills to join programs, committees, and pathways to leadership. Contact: Trevor Dockery-Palmer, Email

UU Conversations Team
Every Sunday – Facilitator is introduced at beginning of second service, meets following the service in e.e. cummings room with anyone interested for up to 30 minutes. Welcomes visitors, answers questions about Unitarian Universalism and TVUUC, provides printed info from resource box as needed, learns their interests and helps them make connections with activities as appropriate. Have grey visitor cards filled out if needed and provide to office. Orientation and guide for facilitators available. Contact: Beauvais Lyons, Email

Greeters
Every Sunday – Volunteers arrive 45 minutes before the service. Wear a nametag and a Welcome badge (available at Welcome Table). Open the doors for all members and friends and welcome them with kind words, a smile, perhaps a handshake. If they are clearly new visitors, direct them to the Welcome Table. Two greeters needed for each service each week. Volunteering for a regular slot each month is especially helpful. Contact: Suzanne Brown, Email

Hosts

Every Sunday – Immediately following service for 30-45 minutes. The purpose of this role is to assist visitors, friends, and members with after service needs. Wear a nametag and Host badge (available at Welcome Table). Hosts are positioned in the foyer and at the main entrance doors to provide directions to programs, events, and facilities and to offer kind goodby greetings, a smile, or other friendly gesture to our visitors, friends, and members exiting church. Two hosts needed for service every week. To capture all visitors, friends, and members exiting service, Hosts will station themselves at their designated spots before service ends. Volunteering for a regular slot each month is especially helpful. Orientation gladly offered. Contact: Suzanne Brown, Email

Welcome Table
Every Sunday – Volunteers arrive half an hour before the service. Set up brochures, cards and pens on table in foyer, return items to storage in office at end. Wear name tag and Welcome badge. Greet visitors, offer temporary name badges, respond to requests for new permanent badges, and help them fill out visitor cards, answer questions about the church, various activities and Unitarian Universalism in general. Introduce them to RE table, Membership Coordinator or other member if appropriate. Return to table for a time after the service. Place completed visitor cards in Membership Coordinator’s box in office. Two attendants needed for each service, and orientation to procedures and supplies is gladly offered. Volunteering for a regular slot each month is especially helpful. Contact: Bill Fields, Email

Caring Table
Every Sunday – Volunteers set up Caring Table in Fellowship Hall or foyer with extra chairs 30 minutes before the service. Prepare cards to friends with caring needs or celebrating a joy and encourage people to sign, then prepare for mailing. Collect information about caring needs and communicate as needed to Minister of Pastoral Care. Collect names of people who will volunteer to help. Two volunteers needed each Sunday. Orientation gladly offered. Contact: Wendy Syer, Email

Spiritual Care Team
As needed – Members of the Spiritual Care Team are volunteers trained to sojourn with those in crisis, illness, or transition of any kind. Upon request, they provide a confidential, caring presence, in person or by phone. Meetings may be one-time or ongoing, depending on the need. Members serve 2 year terms as part of the pastoral care ministryn Contact: Jenny Arthur, Minister of Pastoral Care, Email

Sunday Lunch Bunch
Most Sundays (except Potluck Sundays), 12:30 pm – Whether you are a new visitor, recent returnee, or long-time member, all are invited to join the Sunday Lunch Bunch after the second service for informal fellowship and fun. Lunch will be at a local restaurant selected for the day. Meet in the lobby by the front doors to confirm the spot and coordinate transportation. Contact: Trevor Dockery-Palmer, Email