Volunteer Opportunities

Task-Oriented Volunteer Opportunities are the kinds of pitching-in-to-get-the-work-done jobs for which you can sign up once or as many times as you like, without committing to long-term membership or leadership on an ongoing committee or council. Instead, you can simply lend a hand with specific administrative chores, or at various kinds of special events or activities (often during Sunday coffee hours)…which is a great way to get involved, meet new friends and find a niche in our congregation.


Care Net Services

Help other church members with short-term personal needs:   rescue them if their car breaks down, drive them to a doctor's appointment, or send cards if they're ill or in the hospital.  Provide casseroles when someone is ill, or when there is a family crisis or a family is in transition.  

Contact: Karl Lisovsky - carenet@uusm.org

Hunger Task Force

Put your faith into action by feeding the homeless in our community.  See our Hunger Task Force page for specific opportunities or contact us at the address below.

Contact: hunger@uusm.org

Religious Education

Work with babies and toddlers in our nursery during Sunday services.

Contact: Catherine Farmer Loya

Instruct or assist in one of our Sunday RE classes.

The time and effort involved in teaching are really a gift to the fellowship: a very important gift, because teachers have no small part in helping to shape our children's lives. Teachers can make a difference in a child's life and thereby help make the world a better place (the world changes one person at a time). Our children are our future, and we must invest in them wisely. But at the same time, teaching isn't only about giving. Teachers also have the opportunity to receive a lot in return for their efforts.

Teaching is an opportunity: to have fun, to grow personally and gain confidence, to discover abilities we didn't know we had, to further develop our own belief systems, to become more religiously literate along with the children, to get to know the children (and parents) in our fellowship, to develop closer friendships with other adult teachers through teamwork, and to feel satisfaction in helping to keep our fellowship healthy and strong.

Contact: Kathleen Hogue uusmdre@gmail.com

Coffee Service

Set up and serve coffee and snacks in Forbes Hall after the 9:00 and/or 11:00 services on Sunday mornings.

Contact: Nancy Howell

Greeters

Provide a warm welcome to all who attend Sunday services, with special attention to visitors.

Contact: Barbara Gibbs

Ushers

Greet and help seat attendees at Sunday services, count heads for attendance, hand out Orders of Service, and collect offerings. One Sunday a month.

Contact: Edward (Ned) Wright