Help serve QUUF members and friends in a direct and important way, providing meals, personal contact, socialization and emotional support when needed.
The committee’s purpose is to serve our first UU principle: to promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person by caring for our church community. All members of our congregation can benefit from this support. The chairperson can exhibit a great deal of creativity. Committee activities include but not limited to helping team members to provide temporary and longer term assistance in times of need, sending greeting cards, providing friendship and pastoral support, educational programs, Sage Club luncheons for elders, and sharing of their stories through a Story Corp program. The chair benefits from knowing he/she is serving a real need in our community that is in line with our values. The members of this committee enjoy a strong bond of caring, both for our members and for each other. Our congregation is well aware of our services and holds them in respect.
Skills include, a willingness to hold confidentiality, calm demeanor, strong ability to listen with compassion, creative leadership in leading meetings, offering training for new members, reporting to ministers, attention to detail in record keeping, and ability to get along with all people.
No special training is needed, but past exhibited leadership capabilities are welcome, and a background in counseling or social service is a plus.