During our last transition between settled ministers, our interim minister Rev. Sam Schaal would end each service with the phrase “you haven’t just been to church, you are the church.” Rev. Sam was reminding us regularly in that transitional time that UUCW will become what the congregation wants it to be.  From the Welcoming Committee and Ushers to the Worship Ministry Team, UUCW has many committees whose works we openly see regularly. But there are others that allow it to function, to grow, to become what we as a congregation want it to become.

Every year the nominating committee is tasked with creating a slate of member candidates for the Board of Trustees, the Endowment Committee, and the Nominating Committee. That slate of candidates will be brought before the congregation for election at the annual meeting in the spring. We ask all of you to strongly consider the opportunity to be a part of the leadership and governance of this community – a community that means so much to us all. As we continue through a period of interim ministry and begin the process of calling a new long-term minister, the nominating committee believes we would benefit from having a slate of candidates representing the wonderful diversity of our congregation. From the long-standing member of the congregation looking for a way to reengage, or further engage, in the good works of the church, to the newer member with an aspiration for making their new home all it can be, we would love to hear from you. Serving is not only a great way to help with the governance of the church, but it is also a great way to get to know other members.

On Sunday, February 19, the Nominating Committee will have a table in the community room after service with information about what serving on these committees entails and members will be there to answer any questions you may have. In the coming weeks, the Nominating Committee will also be personally contacting individual members of the congregation to fill the positions on the Board and the other two aforementioned committees. Your gifts, talents, and time are welcomed and very much needed.  Even if you don’t contact us, we may contact you!  Regardless, we ask that you give strong consideration to the opportunity to serve UUCW.

Information about what serving on each of these important committees can be found by clicking on the following:

Board of Trustees             Nominating Committee                 Endowment Committee

To indicate your interest in serving in any of the board or committee positions, please contact one of the members of the Nominating Committee listed below.

Thank you for your consideration and blessings from the Nominating Committee.

Dave Feil
Scott Shulick
Jim Fischer 
Jeanne Jarecki
Julie Jordan Brown
Julie Mayhew