Our committees are responsible for virtually every aspect of our operations and activities. If you are interested in more information about any of the following committees, or you would like to be part of one, please let us know by sending a message on our contact page.

Social Justice and Environment (SJE): Karen Frank
The Mission of SJE Committee is to support congregation members and local groups in working toward a more just community socially, economically, and environmentally.  The vision of the Committee is to be a known, trusted, and effective ally within our congregation and our community in making a positive difference. Learn more about the Committee’s – and by extension, the congregation’s – community projects and partnerships here.

Finance: Chris Higgins
The Mission of the Finance Committee is to oversee the finances of the Congregation in a responsible manner.  The Goals of the Finance Committee are to support the Treasurer, to increase income through pledging and fundraising, to decrease outgo through fund saving, to develop the annual budget, and to educate the Congregation on its financial processes and status. The Finance Committee meets monthly, provides the Agenda and records the Minutes for each meeting, advises and is advised by the Board of Trustees, and reports as needed to the Congregation and to its Members.

Building & Grounds: Christina Wilkins
The Building & Grounds Committee is responsible for the operation and maintenance of our beautiful new building including security (Safety Team).  One of our goals is to enhance the landscaping of our property.  If you enjoy gardening, please volunteer to help.

Interior Design: Gina Rossi
Interior Design ensures that enhancements to the interior of our new building are done tastefully and represent UU practices where appropriate.

Care and ConnectDawn Reed
We network within our Congregation to reach out to those in need.

Communications: Kristen Mark Hughes
The Communications Committee oversees the UUCLC internal and external communications, including UUCLC’s website and social media.  The committee also publishes a weekly bulletin and a monthly newsletter.  They are responsible for broadcast email and at times surface mail communications with members and friends. They may also place ads or articles in local publications. If you like to write, take photos, and/or engage on social media, the Communications Committee needs you!

Music: not meeting currently
We adopted the title of UU Singers from our founding members and our choir has held the name since that time.  The music committee is composed of volunteer musicians and singers. Do you love to sing? Play an instrument? We welcome anyone who wants to share his or her talents with us. For more information email office@lakecountyuu@gmail.com.

WRaP (Sunday Service planning)Val Conde
The WRAP committee is responsible for scheduling speakers, chalice lighters, readings and music for our weekly Celebration of Life services, which sometimes include special events such as our Water Communion.

Discussion Group: Denny Libby, Wendy Pacek, and Glen Bryan
The Discussion Group committee schedules speakers, videos, and lively general discussions on timely issues of the day, historical events, science, and world religions. Discussion group is held every Sunday at 9:30 am. when Sunday Services are held in the church building. When our services are on Zoom only, our Discussion Group is held immediately after the Sunday Service on the same Zoom link as the service. Policies and Procedures for discussion groups are here.

Congregational Support: Sandy Davenhall
The Congregational Support Committee welcomes newcomers when they arrive, encourages them to sign our visitor’s sheet, and follows up with everyone who signs in. They are prepared to answer any questions that visitors have about membership and the procedure for joining.  The Committee conducts orientations periodically at which time attendees may or may not choose to become members.  The Committee also plans two new member induction ceremonies a year, which are held during the Celebration of Life service on Sunday morning.

Hospitality: Bernie Greenberg
The Hospitality Committee takes responsibility for the UUCLC kitchen and serves from it to nurture the community, both our own and the wider community in which we are embedded. We understand “nurture” in material terms: we provide Sunday morning fare for our social hours, and we host occasions, from a pot-luck Thanksgiving to events of cultural and social interest. We also understand “nurture” in a spiritual sense: to offer comfort, compassion, and welcome to anyone, regardless of who they are, who is in need.

Lifespan Groups and ActivitiesChristie Cleveland, Pete Conde
This committee helps guide the congregation in their search for truth and meaning by coordinating educational offerings, surveying needs and wants, recruiting facilitators and providing a venue and materials for classes or circles.  Our sub-committees are:  Children’s Education, Adult Education, Library and Small Groups.  We are also looking for members to help with children’s circles or to facilitate adult circles. See Ongoing Activities and Seasonal Classes.

Safe Congregation: Bernie Greenberg
The Safe Congregation Committee is an umbrella committee whose purpose is to develop policies and procedures related to the emotional and physical well-being of our congregation.  The committee will work in conjunction with other committees such as the Building and Grounds (safety team), Education and Social Justice.

Right Relations Team (RRT) is a task force with the Safe Congregation Committee whose purpose is to educate and guide the congregation towards more effective ways of relating to each other through conscious covenantal living.

Technology Administrative Committee:  Val Rosado
The Technology Administrative Committee is responsible for keeping track of technology used by UUCLC for church management and communications, including hardware, software, and internet accounts.

Welcoming Congregation (WC)– Christie Cleveland

Our Welcoming congregation committee works to help UUCLC continue to be truly welcoming to all people, by educating us about the LGBTQIA+ community and helping us to use more inclusive language in our communications and actions.  They also make it possible for UUCLC to meet the UUA requirements to renew our Welcoming Congregation status each year, by organizing classes, worship services, seminars and making donations to LGBTQIA+ charities.  

Audio-Visual and Zoom Tech TeamHenry Millat and Val Rosado
This Team is a group of volunteers who provide the technical support needed for online services, in-person and Zoom meetings, and events sponsored by UUCLC.  The team works to keep abreast of new technologies and offers user support to UUCLC members.