Many committees have prepared a Clarification Document that describes their mission and responsibilities. Click here to download the Clarification Document.

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BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

The Board of Trustees is the main governing body of the Society. It is made up of 10 members elected by the congregation and the minister, ex-officio. Members hold staggered 3-year terms.

COORDINATING COUNCIL:  

The Council is comprised of committee chairs or their representatives to facilitate communication and cooperation among committees. The Council seeks opportunities to further the mission or programming of the Society and addresses problems that arise in the Society’s operations. Council members provide support and advice for committees and provide a forum for discussion among lay leaders. The Council advises trustees on plans, policies, and the annual budget.

FINANCE COMMITTEE:

The Finance Committee makes recommendations to the Board of Trustees on financial procedures and policies, including investment management, oversight of endowed funds, planned giving, and fund raising.

HOUSE AND PROPERTY COMMITTEE:

The House and Property committee helps maintain our beautiful building and grounds. We work in tandem with the custodian and sponsor two church work parties each year. Meetings are held once a month to review ongoing p rojects, budget, immediate concerns and long range projects. This is an active committee with a wide range of service possibilities! New members are always welcome.

NEWCOMER CONNECTIONS TEAM:

Newcomer Connections provides information for newcomers as they take their first steps into church activity. We coordinate Welcome Team greeters, and offer a Membership Journey class for those interested in becoming members of the Society.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION COUNCIL:

The RE Council oversees the Religious Education program for children from preschool through high school. In consultation with the Director of Religious Education, the Council selects curricula; recruits, trains, and supports teachers; and plans special events for children.

SMALL GROUP CIRCLES PLANNING TEAM:

This is the committee that plans the sessions and all the logistics for the year and take turns writing the actual sessions. Editing the sessions, as a group, is a wonderful creative process. Our meetings follow the format of an SGC session, so we become our own little Small Group. To find out more about participating in Small Group Circle groups, see our Groups and Activities page.

SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE:

The Social Justice team coordinates Society-wide activities and events, and helps to keep members informed about issues and social justice efforts in the greater community.  We have groups who cook for and serve at local shelters, we take regular collections for the food pantry, we have a UU the Vote team, a racial justice team and a sanctuary team.

STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE:

The Stewardship Committee organizes activities that help build community within the Society and in the larger society outside USNF. We meet year-round, with an essential part of the group's work focusing on the annual pledge drive. See the Stewardship page for more information.

SUMMER SERVICES COMMITTEE:

This committee works with volunteers to plan lay-led services for approximately 12 Sundays during the summer months.

TRANSYLVANIA PARTNERSHIP CHURCH COMMITTEE:

The Partner Church Committee maintains the Society's partnership with the Unitarian Church of Homoródkarácsonyfalva, in Transylvania. Its activities include educating the congregation about our Transylvania connections, sending gifts and letters, raising funds to assist our Partner Church, and sponsoring visits.

WEB COMMITTEE:

The committee maintains the Society's website and works in coordination with the Pioneer editor, the office and others. All levels of skill are welcome. All you need is a desire to learn and participate.  Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

WORSHIP COMMITTEE:

The Worship Committee works with the minister and is responsible for the Society's lay-led worship services. New members are always welcome.