|Members of our congregation are the ones who do most of the work of the congregation, whether it’s worship planning, caring for our building and grounds, feeding the homeless, planning the budget, or teaching our children. People who join and find a place in our community often do so because they plug in to where their gifts can serve the mission. Committed to democratic practices, much of the service is organized through committees and teams. Of course, there is plenty of time when we just enjoy one another’s company, engage in spiritual reflection, or have fun!
Volunteers plan and produce our annual Auction and also a Winter Boutique: The elaborate fall event includes dinner, a silent auction and a live verbal auction of many items and services provided by our members. The winter event is a craft and gift boutique with items geared toward the holidays.
Building and Grounds Committee
Oversees, recommends and effects the maintenance and capital improvements for the buildings and grounds projects of the Fellowship.
Choir and Music
The Choir and Music Program enhances and compliments worship services by providing a variety of music and musicians. The choir usually sings once a month. The Choir rehearses each Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in the UUFSC Sanctuary. We welcome new voices!
Groups of eight members and friends meet monthly for a potluck meal. We rearrange groups three times a year. You can join the substitute list any time.
Children and Youth Religious Education (CYRE) is dedicated to offering quality education programs for the children and youth of our congregation. We design classes to help our young people explore their own spiritual beliefs through education about Unitarian Universalists and the sources from which we draw inspiration. Special activities take place throughout the year.
Our covenant group ministry consists of groups of 6 to 10 who meet to enhance their relationships and consider life’s deeper questions.
This committee keeps track of the UUFSC budget and finances. We are always looking for someone with experience in accounting or a great mind for budgets.
Social Action Council
The Council coordinates our response to social issues and concerns. It acts mainly through Task Forces. Task Forces include: Family Promise and Winter Shelter.
Family Promise Task Force
This is a homeless families volunteer program. Members volunteer throughout the year to chaperone homeless families spending the night at The Church of the Brethren.
Winter Shelter Task Force
Once a month, six months a year, a team of volunteers prepare and serve dinner for about 150 people at the Modesto Winter Shelter. The shelter is open November through April. Our children assemble hygiene kits, which we distribute on the evenings we serve food. We welcome volunteers and donations.
Web Site Committee
Join our web team as we continue to build our Congregation’s new web site. We need your help as we work to post archives of old sermons, more detailed information about our programs and activities, and pictures of our awesome people and beautiful campus.
This group plans Sunday Services when the Minister is not in the pulpit and coordinates volunteer support for all our services.