Ways to Get Involved
The smooth running of the UFP depends upon the efforts of our committees, teams and working groups. If you would like to know more about these committees or how to become involved, contact Rev. Julie Stoneberg.
The Board of Directors, with Guy Hanchet as chair, is responsible for the leadership and oversight of the Fellowship.
Our Circle of Care provides care and support (meals, visits, rides) as required, for members of the congregation.
Our Creative Worship Team, led by Jovanna Soligo, is responsible for all Sunday morning arrangements including guest speakers, music, service leaders and services through July and August.
The Finance Committee oversees the finances of the Unitarian Fellowship of Peterborough through the implementation of Board approved Financial Policies. The Committee consists of the Treasurer, Dave Wells, who is an elected member of the Board and a minimum of three additional individuals who are drawn from the membership. Currently they are Don Barton, Kimberly Black, Gord Drew, Joan Higginson, and Kathleen Stephenson-Fields. More information about our current finances can be found on the Finance Committee page.
The Lay Chaplaincy Committee oversees the work of our Lay Chaplains, who are trained and licensed to conduct weddings, memorial services and other rites of passage for the wider community. Ruth Strunz chairs this team.
Our Membership Committee, led by Linda Herold, encourages the integration of visitors, newcomers, friends, and members into the life of the congregation through individual contact, orientations and social events.
The Nominating Committee, made up of Jan Bowen, Ian Attridge, and Joan Higginson, nominates members for the Board of Directors.
Our Religious Exploration Committee works to provide a Religious Exploration program that encourages spiritual growth and development, and grounds our children and youth in Unitarian Universalist principles and values. Tracy Galvin is acting chair.
The Indigenous Working Group, led by Rosana Pellizzari, plans many events including a series of speakers from the first nations community, and has been reviewing the Summary of the Truth & Reconciliation Report.
The Social & Environmental Responsibility Council (SERC) enables us to work actively with others on social and environmental justice initiatives. This umbrella group fosters and supports the operation of specific interest groups. Currently, the Indigenous Working Group engages UFP in learning and acting for justice as allies of First Nations. The Food Issues Group works to foster food security for people in the Peterborough area. The Environmental Working Group lifts up climate concerns and encourages stewardship of our earth. Other groups can develop as three or more people come together around other social or environmental justice issues.
Other opportunities: Many other functions are carried out by volunteers: archives, library, music, flowers and decorations, name tags, fundraising events, order of service preparation, etc. See current volunteer opportunities.