Groups & Committees
To learn about or to join any of these groups, please contact the church office.
* = Members are elected by the congregation or appointed by the Board or Staff members.
- Board of Trustees* oversees church operations and legal responsibilities. Congregants are invited to attend Board meetings (second Mondays except July, 7-9pm, Library) and monthly Congregational Conversations (Sept.-May). firstname.lastname@example.org
- Campus Ministry is a liberal, diverse, and inclusive group of college students committed to sharing, exploring, and developing their unique spiritual paths and social justice concerns in community with fellow students. They meet Thursdays (Sept.-May), 6:00-8pm, for home cooked meal (food provided) at the CA House (433 Russell Blvd.) and conversation.
- Committee on Ministry (CoM)* nurtures the spiritual health of the church, gauges the effectiveness of the church’s ministry, and makes recommendations to enhance the quality of our shared ministry.
- Davis Community Meals cooks and serves monthly dinners for people in need.
- Facilities: Aesthetics Task Force* selects permanent decorative art and texts for the Social Hall, Sanctuary, and building entry.
- Facilities: Audiovisual Team provides audiovisual support for all Sunday worship services and for Celebration of Life services, special events, and renters of church facilities.
- Facilities: Buildings Committee keeps our buildings safe, well cared for, accessible, and inviting.
- Facilities: Landscape & Grounds Committee keeps our grounds aesthetically designed, well cared for, and safe.
- Finance Team oversees the church’s budget and financial operations.
- Generosity Committee plans and carries out the annual pledge drive and the annual Special Collections program.
- Green Sanctuary Committee leads in moving us toward a more sustainable future in harmony with our seventh principle of “respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.”
- Human Resources Team* deals with personnel policies and issues.
- Interfaith Rotating Winter Shelter Team organizes and oversees the UUCD volunteers who provide cold-weather shelter and hospitality to homeless men and women in the Davis community.
- Intern Committee selects, supports, and evaluates the intern minister.
- Legacy Gifts Committee encourages and facilitates legacy gifts.
- Library Committee maintains, catalogs, and adds to the church library.
- Lifespan Learning & Religious Exploration (RE): To join or learn more about these activities or groups, contact RevMcLean@uudavis.org
- Lifespan Learning: Adult RE Committee presents relevant, stimulating adult classes and events.
- Lifespan Learning: Childcare providers care for infants and toddlers during worship services and special events.
- Lifespan Learning: Children & Youth RE (CYRE) Council oversees programming, curriculum, teacher training, and community building.
- Lifespan Learning: Coming of Age (CoA) marks the transition from childhood to young adulthood in grades 7-9.
- Lifespan Learning: Our Whole Lives (OWL) is lifespan sexuality education.
- Lifespan Learning: Together in Exploration (TIE) Groups involve 8-10 participants who meet monthly to listen and share reflectively.
- Lifespan Learning: UNIQUE Youth Group* provides support, social justice experience, and religious education for teens in grades 9-12.
- Membership Council: Sunday Worship Team welcomes visitors and organizes greeting, ushering, and refreshments after services.
- Membership Council: Path to Membership organizes orientations for prospective members.
- Membership Council: Social Activities team organizes Circle Dinner potlucks and other social events.
- Men’s Groups discuss topics of interest to men in the congregation.
- Music: Juuliebells Handbell & Handchime Choir rehearses weekly and plays 6-9 services per year. Novices learn by being paired with more experienced ringers.
- Music: Sparks Choir rehearses Thursdays (late Aug.-early June, 7:15-9pm, Sanctuary) and sings three times monthly, usually at the 11:15am service. Open to teens and adults; no experience needed.
- Nominating Committee* proposes candidates for the Board and the Nominating Committee.
- Operations Co-Chairs* share administrative oversight with the Senior Minister.
- Other Voice features poetry readings by invited poets and an open mic (usually third Fridays, Sept.-Nov. and Jan.-May, 7-9pm, Library).
- Partner Church Committee leads in honoring the 2002 covenant of friendship, respect, and mutual support between our congregation and the Daroc Unitarian Congregation in Transylvania, Romania.
- Pastoral Care Council* To request or offer assistance, contact the church office, email@example.com
- Pastoral Care Council: Neighborhood Networks facilitate neighbors helping each other. Neighborhood Captains arrange for short-term assistance (meals, transportation, shopping, etc.) for congregants and organize neighborhood gatherings.
- Pastoral Care Council: Celebration of Life Team supports families with logistical help for memorial services and receptions.
- Pastoral Care Council: One-to-One Network* offers companionship and a listening presence to church members.
- Program Council brings together heads of leadership groups for updates from the Board and Senior Minister.
- Quilting Bee brings together experienced and novice quilters to make quilts for others, including Progress Ranch boys, children in long-term hospital care, and members of our partner church in Transylvania.
- Spiritual Practice Groups in our church community foster the study of non-dual mysticism.
- Awakening Community includes a mix of mystical traditions.
- On-the-Path explores mysticism from a UU perspective.
- Satsang (together in truth) is led by Larry Melton.
- Sufi Group focuses on contemporary Sufi practice.
- Uniting for Racial Justice provides the congregation with opportunities to learn about and confront oppression in our society.
- Women’s Fellowship (On hiatus) meets monthly for interesting programs or social activities, friendly conversation, and lunch.
- Worship Associates* are part of the Sunday worship team. They work with the Senior Minister to contribute personal reflections and research and write significant portions of Sunday services.
- Young Adult Group (On hiatus): for UUs and their friends, ages 18-35. They meet for food and fellowship. To join, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Outside Groups Meeting at UUCD
Alcoholics Anonymous: www.simeetings.com/LA/SAC/DavisMtgs.html
Davis Insight Meditation Group (Buddhist): davisinsightgroup.org
Davis Threshold Choir: http://thresholdchoir.org/davis
Men’s Circle, even Mondays: 7-10pm in the Cottage.
Redbud Montessori: www.redbudmontessori.org/