THESE ARE OUR ONGOING COMMITTEES, most of which welcome anyone to attend their meetings and join in the work that they do.  Other teams and groups, including those related to Climate and Social Justice work, may be found on our  Groups and Activities page, our Social Action section.  You may also contact the Coordinating Council This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES (members are elected):

The Board of Trustees is the main governing body of the Society. It is made up of 9 members elected by the congregation; the minister serves ex-officio. Members hold staggered 3-year terms.

COORDINATING COUNCIL:  

The Council is comprised of committee chairs or their representatives.  All are welcome to attend its meetings.  It facilitates communication and cooperation among committees and helps oversee and coordinate the Society's social justice work. The Council supports the Society's mission by keeping abreast of its programs and addressing questions that arise in the its operations. Council members provide support and advice for committees and provide a forum for discussion among lay leaders. The Council also advises trustees on plans, policies, and the annual budget.  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the meeting schedule and link.

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. Members work with the custodian and Manager of Congregational Operations.  Opportunities for involvement include serving on the committee, volunteering for spring and fall work parties, and other occasional tasks.   The group holds meetings are held once a month to review ongoing projects and address immediate concerns and long range projects. This is an active committee with a wide range of service possibilities! New members are always welcome. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more.

NEWCOMER CONNECTIONS TEAM:

Newcomer Connections provides information for newcomers as they take their first steps into church activity.  The team also coordinate Sunday morning greeters and ushers, participates in membership classes, and offers several social events during the year.   New members are always very welcome, especially those newer to USNF.  

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION COUNCIL:

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

SMALL GROUP CIRCLES PLANNING TEAM:

This is the committee that plans the small group sessions and the logistics for the year.  Members also take turns writing the actual sessions and edit them together.  The team's meetings follow the format of an SGC session, so it becomes its own Small Group. To find out more about participating in Small Group Circle groups, see our Groups and Activities page.

SOCIAL JUSTICE:

The Coordinating Council is the hub for our many social justice efforts.  We have groups who cook for and serve at local shelters abd we take regular collections for the food pantry.   See our Social Justice tab for more information.

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.

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.