Being on a
committee not only helps the Fellowship but it is a great way to meet people and
feel a part of the congregation. There are many things that need to be
done to keep UUFVB operating smoothly.
Our Fellowship is a "pitch in" congregation where much of the
work is done by experienced and new members. To help you select those
areas in which you would like to be most active, we present this introduction of
committees. For the names and phone numbers of committee chairs, call the
Fellowship Office at (772) 778-5880.
Provides staffing for the Fellowship office on a regular
schedule. Could you spend 4 hours each week answering
phones, greeting visitors or delivery persons and doing some
light photocopying? Computer skills are helpful but not
necessary. Folding the Order of Service each Friday is an
important activity. The committee can also use back up
help for the Historian and Librarian.
Adult Religious Education (RE)
The Adult LRE committee has the responsibility of planning and supervising adult
programs (18 and beyond) for UUFVB. This committee requests input from the congregation on
topics of interest, recruits facilitators, publicizes programs and evaluates the ministry
of adult religious Education in the congregation. We welcome new members interested in
supporting and participating in creating learning and community building opportunities
Children's Religious Education (RE)
The Children's RE committee has the responsibility of planning
and supervising the children and youth programs (grades K- 12) for UUFVB. This committee establishes a curriculum
plan for children and youth programming, helps recruit volunteer facilitators, sets appropriate policies and
budgets, organizes fUUn events and evaluates the ministry of religious Education in the congregation. We
welcome new members interested in supporting and participating in creating learning and community building
opportunities for children and youth.
A dedicated group of volunteers handles press releases
and other aspects of communication for community outreach, including
the operation and upkeep of this website. Our monthly newsletter
is prepared by volunteers and is distributed both by e-mail and
snail mail. The weekly “Town Crier” is prepared by the church
It is important
to stay informed about UU doings in the region, state and country. It is a
great opportunity to meet people from other congregations, exchange ideas, learn
new ways to tackle congregational issues and find out what other interesting
things are going on with Florida UUs. We encourage participation by
members in attending conferences, and promoting support of UUA activities.
Its responsibilities are primarily twofold: to manage the Endowment Fund through
wise investment decisions; and to recommend for approval, or disapproval, expenditures
of the interest portion of the Endowment Fund when proposals are made by Fellowship Committees.
Provides maintenance of the buildings, minor
repairs, landscaping, opening and closing of the buildings as well as helping
with aesthetic decisions - - - this committee is truly in need
For more information or to volunteer for a task large or small e-mail us at:
email@example.com, or call (772) 778-5880.
Works with the Treasurer in
preparation of the annual budget, review of insurance, endowments, monitoring of
invested funds and the actual auditing of the financial records. Money --
how we raise it and how we spend it -- that is what this committee is all about.
Searches for and implements new and creative ways to
engender community spirit and visibility while providing a means
to help fund our Fellowship's programs. This is accomplished by
means of hosting events such as picnics, garage sales and
dinners. And let's not forget everyone's favorite - our annual
services auction. During last year's auction, the fundraising
committee earned over $14,000 for the Fellowship - and that
For more information, or to join
our committee, e-mail us at:
firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (772) 778-5880.
Our Lay Pastoral team works in partnership with the minister to
respond to the full range of life experiences, including
providing support for those who are ill or have suffered a loss.
The team meets regularly to ensure that, to the best of our
ability, we are connecting with all members who need our care.
The purpose of the Long Range Planning Committee (LRPC)
is to facilitate the development of a long range plan for the
congregation which establishes a set of directions and specific
projects that the congregation has determined to implement over
the course of 1-5 years. These plans are frequently reviewed
and updated as needed. The Committee reports directly to the
Board of Trustees.
For more information,
e-mail us at:
or call (772) 778-5880.
It is the Membership Committee’s
responsibility to integrate new members into the Fellowship.
This includes efforts to invite people to attend services,
provide education about Unitarian Universalism, and explain the
benefits and responsibilities of membership. (New members to the
committee itself are always welcome!)
To contact the membership
committee, or to enquire about joining our congregation, please
send e-mail to: email@example.com
or call (772) 778-5880.
The mission of the Music Committee is to create
and support an inspiring and vibrant music program that is spiritually fulfilling,
aesthetically pleasing, and educational. Working closely with the Director of
Music, the committee acts t to ensure a music program that supports the worship
of the congregation and will act as a central resource for promoting and coordinating
UUFVB musical activities. Working closely with the Director of Music, the Music
Committee has the budgetary responsibility for substitute pianists in the absence
of the Director of Music, guest musicians, maintenance and development of the choral
library, and maintenance of the church’s musical instruments. This committee welcomes
all lovers of music, musicians and non-musicians alike, to participate in supporting
the music program at UUFVB.
UU Service Committee
Affirming the inherent worth
and dignity of every person, UUSC works to eradicate economic injustice,
defend civil liberties, and promote environmental justice by: engaging our
members and supporters to be activists, partnering with communities and
organizations confronting unjust power structures, and challenging oppressive
policies in the United States and around the world.
The Social Justice
Committee is our conscience and helps us to realize our mission statement.
Through meetings and forums, committee members keep us informed and up to date
on social issues that we as a congregation can do something about. If you
want your words and deeds to have an impact, you belong here.
Educates the congregation regarding financial commitment and runs the
annual pledge campaign for the Fellowship’s Ministry operating budget.
The Worship Committee provides support to the Minister in
all matters regarding Sunday worship services, working in
dialogue with the Director of Music and the Music Committee. It
assists in planning intergenerational services and special
worship events. It also works with the minister to ensure
quality worship services on a year-round basis, including
arranging for guest speakers on those Sundays when the minister
is not in the pulpit. The Worship Committee provides training
for individuals who act at Pulpit Host for guest speakers.
For more information, or to join the committee, send an e-mail to:
firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the Fellowship
office at (772) 778-5880.
For more information
about any of the committees, e-mail us at:
or call (772) 778-5880.