Growth and Enrichment

includes Sunday Services, ALPS, RE, Music, AHA, Committee on Ministry, YRUU, Performance Services, Aesthetics

RE Teacher

RE Teachers work in a team of three to lead Sunday morning religious education classes.

Detailed Description: 
RE teachers run each of our classrooms on Sunday mornings- Chalice Children for preschoolers, Treasure Hunters for K-2nd graders, Wisdom Seekers for 3rd-5th graders, and Pathfinders for 6th-8th graders. Each teacher teaches one Sunday a month during the 9:15 service, with three teachers for each class in total. The fourth and fifth Sundays of each month are multi age Sundays lead by the Director of Family Ministry. RE Teachers receive curriculum and guidance from the DFM, and then work together to maintain consistency, find the best methods that work with those individual children, and get to know the classes. The goal of an RE Teacher is to know your kids well, establish QUUF as a place one can be their authentic self, and to explore values, community, and UUism together. The number of children in each class varies between about 4-10, depending on the year.
Service Term: 
1 year
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

Our QUUF children are integral members of our congregation. Teachers are rewarded with fun, enlightenment, and the pleasure of being in the world of young people. This role is a great position for those who are sincerely interested in young people and take joy in working with them. Effective teachers are essential to building community and trust among our young people.

Skills Needed: 

Successful teachers enjoy children, are able to establish loving boundaries, and understand the focus is on facilitating spiritual and emotional growth in our young people. Teachers must be flexible, good listeners, confidential, and willing to grow.

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

Teachers must read the QUUF Safety Policy, sign appropriate documents, and agree to a background screening.

Contact Person: 
Beau Ohlgren
Contact Person Email: 
dfm@quuf.org
Ministry Team: 
# of positions available: 
5
Availability: 
Position Open
Hours per Month: 
4

OWL Teacher

OWL (Our Whole Lives) Teachers work in a team to teach sexuality education classes- levels include K-1, 5-6, and 8-9 grades.

Detailed Description: 
OWL Teachers present sexuality education to children/youth as a team for a set number of weeks in a row. The K-1 class is eight sessions (one session a week), the 5-6 class is 10 sessions, and the 8-9 class is 26 sessions. OWL Teachers receive curriculum and guidance from the DFM, training from the UUA on how to present and approach the class, and then work together to implement the class. The goal of an OWL Teacher is to know your kids well, establish QUUF as a place one can be their authentic self, and to present and explore accurate, inclusive, non-judgmental sexuality education. The number of children in each class varies between about 10-18, depending on the year.
Service Term: 
1 year
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

OWL is the best sexuality education program out there, and we are fortunate to be able to educate our children on their bodies, on making healthy choices, and on being informed about sexuality. OWL Teachers provide a vital, needed service to our community and are rewarded with fun, enlightenment, and a deep dive into important topics. This role is a great position for those who are sincerely interested in young people and in expansive health education. Effective teachers are essential to building community, knowledge, and trust among our young people.

Skills Needed: 

Successful teachers enjoy children, are able to establish loving boundaries, and understand the focus is on providing accurate information to our young people and allowing them to make their own choices. Teachers must be flexible, good listeners, confidential, and willing to grow. Teachers must be willing to work through their own thoughts and feelings around sexuality before beginning the class, and being able to leave their personal opinions and experiences to the side while working through the materials with the class.

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

Teachers must read the QUUF Safety Policy, sign appropriate documents, agree to a background screening, and attend a weekend training on leading OWL.

Contact Person: 
Beau Ohlgren
Contact Person Email: 
dfm@quuf.org
Ministry Team: 
# of positions available: 
3
Availability: 
Position Open
Expected Service Opportunity Term End: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Hours per Month: 
10

Adult Learning Program Presentation Management

Two people can either work in tandem or one half year each to support instructors presenting QUUF Adult Learning Program (ALPS) courses.

Detailed Description: 
Volunteers will be the 'go-to' for contact and questions by ALPS course presenters. * Examples of tasks include ensuring presenter's scheduling and physical space questions are answered, confirming electronic equipment needs are understood and tracking class space opening and closing. * Maintain email contact with presenters regarding issues such as calendaring, brochure schedule and enrollment. * New instructor orientation * Trouble shoot instructor requests, as needed *Attend monthly ALPS Committee meetings
Service Term: 
2 years
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

ALPS courses are a free and vital part of the Fellowship. Volunteers stewarding these courses are part of a dynamic, uplifting undertaking serving QUUF and the larger community. Working closely with course presenters, the Presentation Management volunteers have the opportunity for greater insight into both course content and the experts leading courses. In addition, joining the ALPS Committee deepens connections to the Fellowship and its members.

Skills Needed: 

Ability to organize and convey information, Interpersonal communication, Problem solving, Basic computer skills

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

ALPS committee members will train and trouble shoot with volunteers, and encourage them to expand and continue to creatively improve this aspect of the ALPS program.

Contact Person: 
Paul Loubere
Contact Person Email: 
seaberelou@yahoo.com
Ministry Team: 
# of positions available: 
2
Availability: 
Position Open
Hours per Month: 
10

Music Program Committee Chair

The Music Program Committee supports the development and maintenance of an excellent and vibrant music program at QUUF. The Music Program Committee works closely with the choir director to support the music program of the Fellowship. The committee helps to schedule pianists, soloists and instrumentalists for the year, fostering music as part of our worship services. The chairperson guides the committee in its deliberations and decisions. 

Detailed Description: 
Music Program Committee Chair facilitates monthly committee meetings, sets agenda, and notifies committee members of up-coming meetings and special musical events. The chair prepares an annual budget and provides advice for the choir director’s annual review. The Music Program Committee may also organize special concerts or other musical events. Other duties include attending the Leadership Assembly’s quarterly meetings and preparing the annual report of the committee's activities during the preceding year. Time required varies, but the best estimate is 6-8 hours a month.
Service Term: 
3 years
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

Music is a favorite part of the Sunday Service, one that has the power to touch people deeply in a way that words cannot. Out music program enriches the life of the Fellowship and provides an opportunity for people who are moved tom sing and/or play an instrument to offer these gifts. A chairperson who loves music will find this opportunity deeply fulfilling. In addition, Music Program Chair enjoys the fellowship of working closely with the minister, the choir director, and musicians. As with any leadership position, chairing this committee brings the reward of collegial relations with other leaders and a deeper understanding of the Fellowship.

Skills Needed: 

The chair should be able to lead a discussion; have organizational skills; be good at interpersonal relation able to delegate.  Please note: While a love of music may make the position more compelling, it is not a requirement.

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

No special training needed.

Contact Person: 
Lynn Wilson
Contact Person Email: 
lwilson@seatrustinstitute.org
Ministry Team: 
# of positions available: 
1
Availability: 
Position Filled
Hours per Month: 
6

Committee on Shared Ministry Member

Members provide advice and counsel to our ministers and, when requested by the Board of Trustees or deemed appropriate by the committee itself, give advice to the Board on how to better serve the spiritual health of the congregation as it strives to fulfill its mission.

Detailed Description: 
Appointments to the committee must be members of QUUF, and are recommended to the Board by the COSM Chair and the Ministers. The committee (which consists of a maximum of six people, not including the Ministers) meets one weekday a month with the Ministers, and after church one Sunday a month without them. Committee members listen and provide assistance and perspective to the Ministers; pay attention to the many facets of the fellowship and recommend or take actions to support and encourage shared ministry; facilitate communication and conflict resolution among the congregation, the Board, and the Ministers (especially during crises, transitions, or emergencies); and, as requested by the Board, conduct congregational assessments and provide feedback regarding Minsters' performance.
Service Term: 
3 years
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

Serve with other committed QUUF members for the benefit of the congregation. Make new friends and deepen your connection with our ministers. Learn and support the ministries of the Fellowship

Skills Needed: 

Excellent listener; experienced in some other aspects of fellowship operation and life; able to discuss issues of importance thoughtfully, respectfully, and confidentially; committed to our mission: "to love, to share, to serve."

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

None

Contact Person: 
Nils Pedersen and Kate Lore
Ministry Team: 
# of positions available: 
5
Availability: 
Position Filled
Date Filled: 
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Expected Service Opportunity Term End: 
Sunday, December 6, 2020
Hours per Month: 
6

Women’s Retreat Planning Committee Chair

Will oversee the planning of the annual women’s retreat, held at Pilgrim Firs Conference and Retreat Center.

Detailed Description: 
Leads a group of volunteers to plan the program for the retreat, beginning in January. Meetings are generally held biweekly from January until the retreat. The committee plans discussion topics, workshops and other activities, Sunday morning worship, publicity, registration, and food organization. The chair facilitates registration and communicates with Pilgrim Firs staff.
Service Term: 
3-6 months
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

The women’s retreat is a wonderful opportunity to get to know other QUUF women on a more intimate level, to relax, meditate, and/or socialize. It is an excellent way for new friends and members of QUUF to develop a sense of belonging. As chairperson, one has the opportunity to grow her leadership skills, and to have input on the direction of the retreat. It is a great experience working collaboratively with other women and is very fulfilling. The retreat attendees are very appreciative!

Skills Needed: 

Ability to organize, delegate, and keep committee members focused on necessary tasks.

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

Previous committee members and chairs will help guide chair as to necessary tasks. There is also a notebook with information about all of the past 20 retreats -their topics, food served, etc.

Contact Person: 
Nils Pedersen, Kate Lore
Ministry Team: 
# of positions available: 
1
Availability: 
Position Open
Hours per Month: 
6

Youth Advisor

Youth Advisors work in a team with the Director of Family Ministry (DFM) to lead Sunday evening high school youth group.

Detailed Description: 
Three youth advisers along with the DFM lead Sunday evening Youth Group from 6-8pm on a rotating basis. Two adults facilitate each evening, and generally this means each Adviser covers two Sundays/month. The number of youth in youth group varies between about 6-15 youth, depending on the year. Youth Advisors meet periodically to develop programming and decide how to best support youth leadership in crafting their own youth group experience. There are two youth conferences a year and a few overnights- some advisers attend overnights, others stick to only the Sunday night evening sessions.
Service Term: 
1 year
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

Our QUUF youth are integral members of our congregation. Advisers are rewarded with fun, enlightenment, and the pleasure of being in the world of young people. This role is a great position for those who are sincerely interested in young people and take joy in working with them. Effective Youth Advisors are essential to guiding our young people at this critical time of their life.

Skills Needed: 

Successful Youth Advisors enjoy high school youth, are able to encourage youth leadership and understand the focus is on facilitating spiritual and emotional growth in youth. Adults must be flexible, good listeners, confidential, and willing to grow.

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

Youth Advisers must be at least 25 years old. They must read the QUUF Safety Policy, sign appropriate documents, and agree to a background screening.

Contact Person: 
Beau Ohlgren
Contact Person Email: 
dfm@quuf.org
Ministry Team: 
# of positions available: 
1
Availability: 
Position Filled
Hours per Month: 
6

Sundays and Beyond Convener

The Sundays and Beyond Convener calls and leads Council meetings as needed and acts as a liaison between the Council members (Sunday Services Committee, AHA, Buddhist Groups, Contemplative Services and Dances of International Peace).  The Convener facilitates problem solving and oversees joint projects, such as keeping the brochure updated.  The Convener attends Leadership Assemblies, relays helpful information to the members of the Council, prepares an annual report, and submits a budget if need be.  Periodic inquiries to the Council members are initiated by the Convener.

Detailed Description: 
The convener keeps in touch with the groups in this council and facilitates meetings now and then. Convener also helps with replacing leaders of groups, troubleshoots problems, and carries out group decisions. The Council meets irregularly and only if there is a need, determined either by the Convener or one of the Council members for a specific purpose. Other church officials may also request that the Convener call a Council meeting for a specific purpose. The time commitment is minimal.
Service Term: 
3 years
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

This role benefits the congregation by coordinating the various Sundays and Beyond groups and serves as a clearing house for information.  Through this support, various spiritual practices can have a home in the fellowship and to thrive as part of our spiritual family.

Benefit to the volunteer is the joy of developing and supporting leaders in a variety of spiritual practices.

Skills Needed: 

Keeping in touch and helping when asked.  Ability to communicate well, take responsibility and follow-through.

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

No special training needed.  Current chair will be a resource during the transition.

Contact Person: 
Mary Tucker
Contact Person Email: 
mtucker@q.com
Ministry Team: 
# of positions available: 
1
Availability: 
Position Filled
Expected Service Opportunity Term End: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019
Hours per Month: 
1

Pathways to Service Conversationalist

Join the Pathways to Service Conversation Team and have interesting, enjoyable one-on-one conversations with members of the congregation. 

Detailed Description: 
A Pathways to Service conversation is an opportunity for you to explore with individuals, the spiritual path that brings people to QUUF, what kinds of service have been meaningful to them in the past, and how they might find a role at QUUF that is rewarding and feeds their passions. Team members are asked to meet with two members per month (for about one hour each) and make a written record of that conversation. You will work from a list of people who are interested in having a conversation or who have been identified as members who might benefit from this program. The information gleaned form these conversations will help the Pathways team leaders offer suggestions for opportunities to serve. It is a wonderful opportunity to serve in an individual capacity on your own schedule. You will be helping the Pathways program reach a goal of having conversations with all of our members over a two year time span.
Service Term: 
1 year
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

Meet new interesting people and learn their stories,  help them understand more about QUUF. The congregation will benefit from your willingness to serve, help us compile good information in a way that can be used to make good matches between members' passions and ways to serve and lead.

Skills Needed: 

Interpersonal skills,especially ability to be a good listener are important. Ability to write a summary of the conversation for the Pathways team. Must be affiliated with QUUF (be a member or a friend).

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

The Pathways team will train you (about 2 hours) give you the materials you need, and always be just a phone call or email away from providing any assistance.

Contact Person: 
Pam Clise
Contact Person Email: 
pamm@olympus.net
Ministry Team: 
# of positions available: 
Multiple
Availability: 
Position Open
Hours per Month: 
6

Sunday Services Committee Member

Take part in making morning services a rewarding experience for the congregation.  Using a Leadership Team approach , individual members organize various aspects such as ushers, summer speakers and other components of the Sunday service.

Detailed Description: 
The weekly Sunday Service is the focal point of the UU experience. Sunday Services committee members have the opportunity to provide input into this soulful community celebration. Serving on the committee involves a monthly meeting and participation in one or more of the roles assigned to the committee such as recruiting, selection of summer speakers, ushering, participation as a Sunday Services associate and preparing and disseminating minutes. Committee members spend a total of approximately three hours a month in these activities. One of the committee’s most important contributions is training and supplying ushers for the Sunday Services throughout the year.
Service Term: 
1 year
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

Participation in this committee provides:

  • Rewarding personal and spiritual growth in the knowledge that each member is making a substantial contribution to the overall satisfaction congregation members derive from Sunday Services.
  • Opportunity for learning new skills such as participating in Sunday Services, leadership, ushering and recruiting.
  • Working with and getting to know like-minded committee members whose common goal is to provide a rewarding Sunday Services experience for the congregation.
  • Opportunity to help reinforce the commitment congregation members feel toward QUUF.  
  • The feeling of togetherness and family that Sunday Services engender.
Skills Needed: 

First and foremost is the desire to help provide a rewarding experience for members at the Sunday Service. To do so will require such skills as taking responsibility for one or more of the elements that make up the service. Helpful skills would include the ability to work with other members of the committee, to consider the various needs of the congregation when formulating policy and to have an open mind to the variety and needs of individuals who make up the congregation. Committee members should be able to work independently as part of the team approach.

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

Training comes from hands-on experience working alongside committee members and learning about the various aspects of the Sunday Service. Committee members also benefit and learn from both ministers who participate in the committee.

Contact Person: 
Carrie Andrews
Contact Person Email: 
carrie@olympus.net
Ministry Team: 
# of positions available: 
3
Availability: 
Position Open
Hours per Month: 
3