HUUFs Committees and Programs
The Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship has many opportunities to get connected and involved. While coming to Sunday services gives one a taste for our vibrant community, becoming involved in the various social and committee options allows one to get to know people on an individual basis. Friendships are formed. Insights are gained. A sense of accomplishment happens.
In addition to the options below, keep an eye on the CALENDAR page
Weekly – Newsletter – Fellowship Engagements
- Endowment – Cynthi Chason
- Finance – David Harris
- Fund Raising –Terry Uyeki
- Membership – Kate McClain
- Worship Associates – Pat McCutcheon
- Aesthetics – Cheryl Rau
- Building Maintenance – Scott Allen (707) 825-7019
- Kitchen – Sylvia Shaw
- Memorial Garden – Judy Rishel
Building Maintenance Committee maintains, repairs and improves the building, appliances, furnishings, and systems on the HUUF campus. This includes planning routine and recurring maintenance, inspections and upkeep, preparing and updating annually a five year capital and improvement plan for the Board of Trustees consideration and direction, responding to failures and deficiencies, implementing energy efficiency and climate impact reduction measures, managing major construction and improvement projects, and addressing safety, security, accessibility and convenience issues.
Canvass : Chair: David Marshak via HUUF Office: firstname.lastname@example.org – Plans and conducts the annual pledge drive. Prepares literature for the pledge drive, organizes events, and trains canvassers.
Endowment: Chair: Cythi Chason — Contact Howard via HUUF Office: email@example.com – Elected by congregation and reports directly to Board of Trustees and congregation. Manages the endowment investments and decides appropriate uses for endowment earnings. The Endowment Committee is also committed to supporting Fellowship members with Small Grants that are available for things such as: buildings and grounds improvements; religious education enhancements; community service investments and actions; and membership leadership development. Grants already awarded for 2020. Next deadline for grants is January 31, 2021: Click here to access the grant application: Application for small grants Form 2020 v2
Finance: Chair: David Harris — Contact David via HUUF Office: firstname.lastname@example.org – Oversees and/or conducts accounting, bookkeeping, budget development and monitoring, financial and cash management for the fellowship. Solicits necessary budget requests. Keeps Board of Trustees appraised of budgetary issues.
Fundraising: Chair: Terry Uyeki — email@example.com – Oversees major fundraising events of the Fellowship (those that will generate >$500). Serves as a clearing house for ideas that support the mission of this Fellowship while raising money. Solicits and reviews proposed fundraising ideas submitted via form in the office or on-line at https://tinyurl.com/HUUF-fundrais-form. Each fundraiser has at least three members responsible for the fundraiser. Examples: Service Auction, Theatre parties, concerts, dinner parties.
Planned Giving: Chair: Jeff Knapp — firstname.lastname@example.org – Solicits donations to the Fellowship for Endowment, special causes, or the annual budget. Planned giving includes legacy gifts as well as living donations. Promotes annuities through UUA, and other donations.
Soul Matters: Several small groups meet monthly to discuss the ‘Soul Matters topic of the month.’ Examples of topics: Wisdom, Inquiry, Invitation. Each year new groups are formed. Some are family groups. Throughout the year, newcomers are invited to the Open Soul Matters Group which meets with the minister on the second Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. (On Zoom unless otherwise specified during COVID)
Fellowship Engagement Programs Various programs are offered to Fellowship members and friends. For example, Multkulti Workshop; book conversation groups on White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo; Laotse, Waldo and Me by Margy Emerson; Healing the Heart of Democracy by Parker Palmer; Of Water and the Spirit” by Malidoma Patrice Somé. (On Zoom unless otherwise specified during COVID)
OWL (Our Whole Lives): OWL uses various, age-appropriate, UUA sex-education curricula that are presented by highly trained volunteers. Sessions last for several weeks. Different age levels are presented each year. Newcomers and community members can participate.
Social Action Brunches: Third Sunday of each month after the 11 AM service. Money raised for $5 brunch goes towards a different community organization each month. Volunteers bring the food. (Temporarily suspended due to COVID)
Music Adult Choir rehearsal is Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. All are invited.
Thursday Reflections A weekly open discussion and support group,with a focus on deep listening. The group agrees consensually on topics for sharing. Meets: Thursday at 7 p.m. in the CARE building. (On Zoom unless otherwise specified during COVID)
Halloween Festival A magical series of skits for the entire community in which children of all ages are led through our grounds by Guiding Lights all dressed in white. This involves the entire congregation. The Saturday evening in late October closest to Halloween. (Temporarily suspended due to COVID)
All Fellowship Retreat The first weekend in August at a local retreat center. All members and friends of the Fellowship are invited. (Temporarily suspended due to COVID)