The Membership & Hospitality Committee welcomes newcomers and visitors into our Unitarian Church of Montpelier (UCM) community. Pre-COVID-19, committee members offered a welcoming presence on Sunday mornings, staffing the Hospitality Table during Coffee Hours, and training volunteers to be ushers, greeters, baristas, elevator operators, and vestry hosts.

During this pandemic time, Zoom Greeters volunteer to greet and share information during our Sunday Morning Worship Services, using the Zoom Chat feature. Twice a year, we facilitate ‘New UU’ and ‘New Member Sunday’ programs for individuals & families who express interest in learning more about our congregation and our Unitarian Universalist (UU) faith. You may enjoy perusing our “New UU Videos” playlist on our new YouTube Channel. In partnership with UCM’s Board and Staff, we also maintain and keep current our Church Directory of Members & Friends, using Breeze CHMS.

Our new Five Pathways to Membership program offers virtual, online, and self-guided options for learning more about Unitarian Universalism, and who we are here at UCM. Barbara Thompson is our Committee Chair; Ted Allen, Denise Bailey, Art Stukey, and Pam Walker are committee members; Abby Colihan, Judith Hinds, and Dave Peters are associate/emeritus members; and Sandal Cate, Rhoda Chickering, Dawn Evans, Susan Koch, Jennifer Matthews, Beth Merrill, and Ellie Peters are a few of our stalwart Hospitality Team Coordinators and Zoom Greeters.

If you are interested in joining the Membership & Hospitality Committee, volunteering on our Hospitality Team or as a Zoom Greeter, or if you have questions about accessing Breeze CHMS, being included in our Church Directory of Members & Friends, and/or becoming a UCM Member, please email Elaine Ball, Congregational Life Coordinator.

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