Membership & Hospitality Committee
UCM’s Membership & Hospitality Committee provides welcoming and outreach to newcomers, members, and friends of the Unitarian Church of Montpelier, fostering a sense of belonging in our spiritual home. In collaboration with UCM’s Governing Board, Executive Team (ET), and Staff, we also maintain and keep current our Church Directory of Members & Friends, using Breeze CHMS. We meet monthly, each 3rd Tuesday afternoon, from 12 – 2 PM. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Congregational Life Coordinator, Elaine Ball!
Pre-COVID-19, committee members offered a welcoming presence on Sunday mornings, staffing the Hospitality Table during Coffee Hours, and training volunteers to be Sunday Morning baristas, elevator operators, greeters, kids’ snack table hosts, ushers, and vestry hosts.
During the pandemic time, our Zoom Greeters volunteered to login early to greet and share information during our Sunday Morning Worship Services, using the Zoom Chat feature, and at times to take on hosting Zoom Coffee Hours and Breakout Rooms.
Now that we are once again meeting in-person, in our newly fully ventilated building, we are excited to welcome Newcomers, Visitors, Returning and Long-time Friends, and Members during Coffee Hours once again!
Our 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. 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. If this sounds of interest to you, we invite you to peruse our “New UU Videos” playlist on our new YouTube Channel.
Ted Allen, Kim Cheney, Gale Pekar, and Art Stukey, are current committee members; Rhoda Chickering, Abby Colihan, Judith Hinds, Dave Peters, and Barbara Thompson are associate/emeritus/recent past volunteers; and Gerry Carlson, Es, Pat Carstensen, Sandal Cate, Diana Chace, Jenny Drewitz, Dawn Evans, Numa Haase, Ginnie Humphreys, Susan Koch, Jen Matthews, Dave & Ellie Peters, Peter Thoms, and Clara are just a few of our devoted Hospitality Team Coordinators & Volunteers. Please join us in this church-wide ministry of welcoming & hospitality!
If you are interested in learning more about who we are and what we do, and/or would like to serve on UCM’s Membership & Hospitality Committee, and/or volunteer on our Hospitality Team, 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 contact Elaine Ball, Congregational Life Coordinator.