From the moment you turn into the driveway on a Sunday morning you begin to enjoy the services provided by volunteers that keep our church running seamlessly. First is the trimmed lawn. Then you are welcomed by friendly greeters at the doors. You might sip hot shade-grown coffee before going into the service which is recorded by the Sound Operators.
One of the easiest ways to get to know people at EUUC is to help with the operations. Scan the list of committees, and if one of them sounds enjoyable, contact the chair to learn more about what they do and how your talents would contribute to their work. Use an email link to send a message to the chair or leader of one of these volunteer arenas.
The Aesthetics committee oversee the visual appeal of our buildings.
This team reaches out and provides temporary help to members of our community. They can provide dinners while someone recovers from a physical ailment, transportation to doctor appointments, and more.
Contact Arms Around
If you have been at EUUC for a year, you know about the Northwest Artists' Holiday Show. The two-day fundraiser is on the first weekend in November, just in time for early holiday shopping. The wares are not typical church bazaar items made by members.
Professional artists set up booths in Chapman Hall, the Narthex, the Atrium, and all the classrooms, except the Toddler room where free child care is provided. Before the art show all the furniture and wall hangings are miraculously tucked away in closets and The Friarplace. Nearly every member and friend helps by directing traffic as shoppers arrive, operating shuttles to and from offsite parking, and preparing delicious hors d'oeuvres.
Contact the Art Show
Every Spring members and friends gather for a dinner, silent auction, and live auction. Among the many silent auction items might be handmade desserts, jewelry, and art. Members also offer to host events as diverse as a gourmet dinner party and a guided hike to see mountain wildflowers.
Contact the Auction
to support the mission of EUUC by selling books and other merchandise pertaining to religion and Unitarian Universalist values and by offering the items at a low price.
The Bookstore is open between services and after the second service during the regular church year. You can volunteer to help in many ways:
Contact the Bookstore
The Bulletin Boards team design and maintain our bulletin boards.
Contact Bulletin Boards
The Canvass Committee plans and carries out the annual pledge drive, including Pledge Sunday and other special gatherings and communications.
This team oversees the covenant groups, trains new facilitators, and helps form new groups.
Contact Covenant Groups
The e-News is an email list which we use to send the weekly bulletin, This Week at EUUC, and to send a link to the new issue of The CommUUnicator each month. A few times a year we also send urgent announcements to this list, such as alerting people that the church will be closed due to snow.
The Facebook team keeps us up-to-date on events through our Facebook page.
Contact the Facebook coordinator
Just like at home, faucets occasionally drip, walls need to be painted, the roof leaks, and nail holes need to be filled. A continuous stream of small jobs keep the Facilities Committee busy. Fortunately, many people generously volunteer their time to help. If you are interested in helping to maintain the buildings, please tell the committee chair what types of work you would like to do.
This program offers classes for toddlers and up through youth. Our Minister for Families and Faith Development, Rev. Cecilia Kingman, relies on a teaching staff plan and implement programming for various age groups and to teach the classes. Volunteers help in the classes and elsewhere in the program.
Director: Email the Minister for Families and Faith Development
Infant to grade 8: Email the Family Ministry Team
Grade 9: Email the Coming of Age teachers
Grades 10 - 12: Email the Youth Advisors
This important committee develops the budget and oversees the income generating efforts, such as fundraising activities.
This team ministers to members of our congregation by listening with love and compassion when someone would like to talk during a challenging period.
Contact Lay Ministry
The Library team purchase books and make them available for people to borrow. In April they host a book sale for which members and friends donate used books. Learn more about the Library team.
Contact the Library
The Membership Committee helps visitors become acquainted with our comunity and helps them find a place to participate in the congregation.
This committee researches material for the Memorial Album which commemorates members who are deceased.
The Music Committee brings outstanding performances to EUUC through the Friday Evening Concert Series. They support talented musicians within the congregation in performing during Sunday services and at special events. Wil Sederholm, the Music Director, works closely with the music committee.
The Newsletter Committee gathers news and creates The CommUUnicator which is distributed to members and friends of EUUC. The editor and proofreaders work together to create this popular source of what's happening in our community.
Contact the Newsletter Editor
The Nominating Committee recruits and nominates people to fill openings on the Board, Endowment Committee, Canvass Committee, and Nominating Committee.
Contact the Nominating Committee
The Rentals Manager oversees rentals of space and property owned by the congregation.
Our annual recycling event is usually the first Friday and Saturday in May. Members clean out their closets, attics, and garages, and bring their treasures to the church as soon as the collection period begins in late April. We welcome clean, usable clothing, linens, household items, small appliances, small pieces of furniture, jewelry, sports equipment, pictures, toys, and books. The Kitchen Café appreciates receiving donated baked treats, and the plant shop needs potted plants to sell. Learn much more.
Contact the Rummage Sale
For one weekend in September many in our congregation visit Seabeck for a relaxing weekend spent chatting with friends and getting to know others a bit better. This retreat is popular with adults who do not have children at home as well as families with children.
The Sound team operate the sound system during Sunday services and special programs in Chapman Hall. They record the services so people can listen later, if they miss a Sunday.
One weekend over the summer many families stay in a group campsite not far away. They enjoy hiking, chatting, playing games, and roasting marshmallows together.
Contact Summer Campout
to support the mission of EUUC by providing a public view of the church, by facilitating communication within our community, by aiding church functions through online technology, and by helping potential newcomers develop a sense of our religion, our values, and our community
The Web Team creates and manages the website. Are you interested in the technical side of developing web pages? Do you enjoy taking photos of people? Is writing your passion? Have you created YouTube videos? Do you enjoy work in which you create a tangible product? Do you prefer to work from home? Do you want to avoid committee meetings? If you answered "yes" to any of these, you might enjoy being part of the Web Team.
Contact the Webmaster
Each Worship Associate works with the minister, the staff and other Worship Associates to plan and conduct the church services. They participate in worship in a variety of ways, including delivering an Invocation or Call to Worship, lighting the chalice, introducing the Silent Meditation, offering a short personal reflection, giving a brief homily about the service topic, leading a responsive reading, reading the words of others, helping to lead special services, and hosting visiting preachers and guest speakers. If you would like to join the Worship Associates, please fill out an application.
Contact Worship Associates