Committees and Teams
Serving on a committee or team is a great way to get to know other folks in the church while contributing to the essential operations of the church.
The mission of the Accessibility Committee of UCM is to help the church become more accessible to and inclusive of all persons and to educate the congregation about the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of persons with differing abilities and ages.
This committee arranges camping experiences for families during the mid-summer camping season. Look for opportunities to join in the fun in upcoming newsletters. Click here for more
The Communications Team facilitates dialogue, action, fellowship and welcoming outreach within our church and the broader community. Contact Congregational Life Coordinator, Elaine Ball, with Social Media questions. Contact, Church Administrator, Sam Rossier with Website questions. Click Here to subscribe to E-news.
The Finance Committee manages the church budget, special funds, investments, gifts and bequests. It advises the Executive Committee on financial matters. It ensures protection of church property and reports to the congregation on the fiscal health of the church.
Lifespan Spiritual Exploration Committee
The Lifespan Spiritual Exploration Committee supports opportunities for transformational learning, faith formation, action, and fellowship across the lifespan within our congregation. Our Vision for Lifespan Spiritual Exploration is here. With such a dynamic vision, new members are always welcomed and encouraged to join.
The Committee on Ministry (CoM) supports and nurtures the shared ministry of the Unitarian Church of Montpelier.
The Personnel Committee ensures that our church staff are treated ethically, legally and fairly through implementation of appropriate policies. It advises the Minister and Executive Team on human resource matters as needed. We welcome new members with HR experience. Please contact Rev. Joan if you are interested in being part of our team.
The Property Committee oversees all aspects of church property management, from steeple to foundation. Its members work with our Sexton on routine maintenance and cleanliness. They also develop a long-range plan for upkeep and improvements
The Social Responsibility Committee develops and promotes an action plan for social issues in the larger community. It networks with social action groups outside the church, such as Vermont Interfaith Action (VIA).
The Stewardship Committee fosters a spirit of generosity and shared financial responsibility in our church community. It develops ways of raising the revenue necessary to carry out the church’s mission. In 2016 a sub-committee of the Stewardship Committee, “Planned Giving,” was established to support the long-term financial health of the church by encouraging bequests and other planned gifts, and by providing members and friends with the information and tools to facilitate such giving.
We are a Welcoming Congregation. As a highly visible sign of welcome to the LGBTQ community, a rainbow flag hangs in front of the Unitarian Church of Montpelier.
Worship & Arts Committee
The Worship & Arts Committee is the steward of the Sunday service. In collaboration with the minister, music director and religious education director, we strive to ensure that elements of the service — music, meditation and prayer, joys and concerns, readings, announcements, the sermon — nurture each person’s spiritual journey. The committee is responsible for assuring the pulpit is full on Sundays when the minister is away, whether by guests or with special services led by members of the church. We coordinate service elements such as flowers, candles, and multimedia offerings with a dedicated budget.