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Ministry Teams, Committees, and Interest Groups

 

All Souls Committees, Teams, Ministries, Interest Groups

 

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and then do that thing. Because what the world needs is people who are alive.”  ~Howard Thurman

 

Use this list as a resource to think about opportunities for service and participation at All Souls. What calls to you and makes you feel alive? What makes your heart sing?   Think seriously about how much time you have and about your interests. Practice the ancient art of discernment.  Want to know more about a particular team or group?  Please email the All Souls office (office@allsouls.net) and ask to be put in touch with the team leader or coordinator.

 

Membership Team - plans Exploring All Souls series and New Member Sunday; welcomes visitors; staffs the Welcome Table in Unity Hall

Fellowship and Hospitality- serves coffee on Sunday mornings and for memorial services

Greeters - greets congregation and visitors on Sunday mornings and for memorial services

Worship Team/Sunday Services – with the minister plans vibrant Sunday morning services; trains liturgists and worship associates; helps lead worship

Board of Trustees - policy, visioning, oversight, planning; meets monthly plus retreats

Nominating and Leadership Development Team- plans workshops, connects congregants with service and leadership, supports leaders

Facilities Team- organizes projects for buildings and grounds, hands on, meets monthly plus work parties

Finance Committee - oversees budget development, works with Treasurer and Bookkeeper, meets monthly, advises and makes decisions about investment, oversees fundraising, reviews statements monthly. Must be a member to sit on this committee.

Stewardship Committee – plans and oversees the annual pledge drive

Social Justice Teams - oversees good neighbor projects, antiracism initiatives, food ministries – 2nd Wednesday of the month, 4-6:30; 3rd and 5th Saturdays noon meal; Planning, hands on, outreach

Music Committee- plans excellent and diverse music for worship services including Choir and special music, plans Music Sunday, Christmas caroling, assists with children’s choir

Caring Committee - provides support and assistance to congregants; coordinates meals and transportation for congregants in need; hands on

Small Group Ministry Team - Oversees the Small Group Ministry program. Outreach, connecting

Technology Team – helps with all things tech: sound board, microphones, computer issues, slide show and video presentations

Religious Education - plans and oversees curriculum, special events, music, social justice, children’s worship

Safety Team - oversees safety ministry including Observer Team and planning

Adult Programs - spiritual development and learning activities and classes


 

Interest Groups (check newsletter or eblast for up-to-date meeting days and times)

  • Choir – rehearses Wednesday evenings 7:15 – 8:45, September through June
  • Small Group Ministry
  • Book Group
  • Humanist Discussion Group
  • Women’s Chalice Circle
  • GRACE – Growing Racial and Cultural Equity – third Thursday of the month
  • Food Issues Support Group
  • Elder Journey Gathering – 65 and over – 2nd Tuesday of the month
  • Friday Night Folk
  • Craft Circle
  • Meditation Group – Tuesdays 7:15-8:15 a.m. and Wednesday 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
  • CUUPS – Covenant of the Unitarian Universalist Pagans

 

 

Each new person who walks through the doors of one of our churches is a blessing
and an opportunity for us to share our gifts of ministry.

Ours is a faith with the power to save and transform lives,
to help people grow in their capacity to love and in their commitment
 to serve the cause of goodness and healing in this world.

It is too sacred an opportunity for us to miss.

~Rev. Thom Belote