We may not be meeting in person, but YOU are still needed to sustain and build this beloved community.
There are always things to do here at UFP. Check out this video of a “Volunteer Fair” that expresses some current needs. If any is calling your name, shoot a quick email to the office expressing your interest. We’ll be sure to connect you to the right team/person.
CREATIVE WORSHIP TEAM (CWT)
We’re searching for a few team members, including someone willing to chair this team. The CWT meets monthly to plan our weekly services, guest speakers and our music. They coordinate and train our service leaders, and collaborate with Rev. Julie on our monthly themes. They also oversee the Helping Hands program.
And the Creative Worship team welcomes/needs more folks to serve as co-leaders for Sunday services and as tech support. You’ll get good training!
This team has an opening for YOU! You can help with welcoming newcomers, planning new member classes, and publishing our directory. This team also has fun planning fellowship events, like potlucks, pub nights, and dinners. It’s all about our connections and being sure everyone feels welcome and at home!
In the past, this has been an ad hoc team, but as our needs for technology and outreach increase, paying regular attention to our promotion, social media, and technology needs is becoming more important. This team might coordinate the tech support for services, but also tend to the website, our social media, and the ways in which we promote ourselves.
Circle of Care VOLUNTEERS
When one among us is in need, we do our best to support them. The Circle of Care facilitators ‘animate’ volunteers to provide rides, meals, visits, etc., when requested. If you’d like to be one of those volunteers, we’d love to hear from you. Contact the facilitator team.
Gift Card Sales
We are looking for a couple of volunteers to help us, for half an hour after service, a few times in the next couple of months. Email if you can help, or if you have questions, suggestions and/or concerns. Thank you.
Undoing White Privilege Team
Rev. Julie is committed to leading those members of our community (who identify as white) in working to dismantle colonialist culture. This involves becoming aware of how we unconsciously perpetuate systems of oppression, while cultivating practices of deepening awareness and humility. It is important that we offer several ways for people to engage in this process, so a team of leaders/planners/facilitators is necessary. We’d love to have you on this team, or on another of our social justice projects (Indigenous Allies, Food Action, Refugee Sponsorship…)
RE Leader / Helper
Be a Religious Exploration leader or occasional helper. Our programming for children and youth is a really important part of who we are, and you can help make it possible. You can be a part of this wonderful program one day a year, or a day every month, or help every week! Talk to our RE staff.
Tend our Gardens
We have lovely gardens at the front of the building, in the courtyard and a Pollinator Garden on the south side of the building. They need regular loving care.
AND LOOKING AHEAD TO MEETING IN PERSON…
Home-baked goodies are always welcome for Sunday mornings. If you get an urge to bake, we’d love to sample your delicious treats; just bring them with you anytime! (Remember, no gelatin or marshmallows.)
Sunday Helping Hands
Each Sunday morning experience requires the support of volunteers in a variety of roles. It’s easy to sign up on right on our website to be an usher/greeter, to prepare coffee or do kitchen clean-up. Instructions are readily available!
Tracy Galvin supports our sound team which also uses this sign-up system.
Calling on your Creativity!
New banners for the sanctuary and the streets! Updated stationary and cards! Better and more consistent branding! Does this interest you?
Or, might you love to make a beautiful bulletin board? Or artwork for our theme packets or bulletin covers? Or make our snack table more beautiful on Sundays? There are always ways to use your creativity here!
Be a member of our sound team. On a Sunday, once every 5-6 weeks, you’ll make sure that the microphones are set-up, working and are at the right volume. Training is provided! See more information under “Sunday Helping Hands” above.
We have a great collection of books and need someone to occasionally do a bit of tidying and organization on the shelves. You might also highlight a few great reads…by putting something in The Flame or by putting out a display on some Sundays.