Running the church

It takes a host of people to keep our congregation humming and one of the easiest ways to get to know people at EUUC is to help with the operations. Scan this list, of activities and if one of them sounds like something you’d like to contribute to, just click on the contact link and introduce yourself!

Arms Around

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

Auction

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.

Each of us has talents, knowledge, tools, and possessions that can generate auction items. Gourmet cooks bake desserts or offer dinner parties. Those endowed with repair skills and strength offer a few hours of weed pulling, hauling, or handyman services. People donate sunset cruises on Puget Sound and weekends in beach cabins. Gifted crafters knit scarves and bead necklaces. Members share their expertise by donating a few hours of computer help, bird watching tours, and lessons. People join together to host events, such as movie nights and parties. Each auction item is made valuable by the talents, treasure, and time that our friends in the EUUC community gave for their donation.

The other side of this fundraiser is attending the Auction—enjoy the social occasion and purchase those dinners, scarves, and services.

Learn more about the Auction and donation ideas.

Contact the Auction

Stewardship

The Stewardship Committee plans and carries out the annual pledge drive, including Pledge Sunday and other special gatherings and communications.

Contact Stewardship

Facilities

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.

Contact Facilities

Families and Faith Development

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

Finance

This important committee develops the budget and oversees the income generating efforts, such as fundraising activities.

Contact Finance

Membership

The Membership Committee helps visitors become acquainted with our comunity and helps them find a place to participate in the congregation.

Contact Membership

Memorial

This committee researches material for the Memorial Album which commemorates members who are deceased.

Contact Memorial

Music

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.

Contact the Music Committee

Nominating

The Nominating Committee recruits and nominates people to fill openings on the Board, Endowment Committee, Canvass Committee, and Nominating Committee.

Contact the Nominating Committee

Rentals

The Rentals Manager oversees rentals of space and property owned by the congregation.

Inquiries about an existing rental: Rentals Manager
Inquiries about a new rental: Congregational Administrator

Rummage Sale

A win-win for members and the church

The first weekend of April when the clouds are shedding raindrops, we cull our bookshelves of titles we are ready to part with. After donating used books to the Library book sale, we happily browse the hundreds of selections donated by others.

During the latter half of April, we turn to those over stuffed closets. We sort through long held housewares, clothes, tools, and more and pull out clean usable items for the Rummage Sale. Many of us set items aside throughout the year.

This annual event began decades ago as a way that our community could reuse items that still had useful lives but that needed new homes.

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 more.

Contact the Rummage Sale

Seabeck

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.

Contact Seabeck

Summer Campout

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

Tech Team

The Tech Team supports Sunday services and special programs.

Contact Tech Team

Web Team

The purpose of our Web Team is to support the mission of EUUC by providing a public view of the church. They  facilitate communication within our community, aide church functions through online technology, and help 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 professional photos? Is promotional writing your passion? Have you created documentative or promotional videos? 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 Web Manager