- Contact Person: Jean O Barr
- Role: Chair
- Staff Partner: Rev. Jacqueline Brett, Lead Minister
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Members of the Coffee Team provide fresh-brewed coffee, tea and hot chocolate, set up and clean up every Sunday after each service. Members of the team work about once a month.
The Stewardship Steering Team works with the lead minister and staff to develop a culture of generosity and the practice of taking care of what is loved at ERUUF.
A helping team of the Pastoral Associates, willing to be on call to give rides to ERUUFians as needed.
Worship Associates are members of the Fellowship who assist the ministers in planning and delivering Sunday morning services. Worship Associates agree to serve for one or two year terms, receive special training and meet regularly to plan, evaluate and discuss worship. Training is held in the summer.
Buildings and Grounds Committee
The mission of the Building & Grounds volunteers is to maintain ERUUF's property. Activities include carpentry, plumbing, electrical repairs, etc. to the buildings and landscaping, gardening, lawn mowing, etc. on the grounds. Skilled and unskilled volunteers are welcome.
Pastoral Care Associates
Through phone calls and face-to-face conversations, Associates respond to the ERUUF members’ joys, sorrows and milestones. These trained members visit members as representatives of the congregation. This empowers members to fulfill their covenant to care for one another and our neighbors and helps ERUUF realize its mission of service and love.
A helping team for Pastoral Associates, willing to be contacted about providing meals for ERUUFians as needed.
Annual Pledge Drive
Our annual pledge drive offers many tasks that can be done at home: writing and mailing thank-you notes, overseeing publicity, and making follow-up telephone calls. On site we need cheerful support on Sundays during the campaign, and a few special events. Most activity is between February and April.
Denominational Affairs Team
This group works to strengthen ERUUF's connections with regional, national, and international Unitarian Universalist organizations.
The Flower Team oversees flowers needed or donated for Sundays. Learn more about Sunday Flowers and donations
The Music Committee helps select and organize music for the choirs, plans for and provides logictics for special music events and generally works with the Director of Music in planning and arranging for the music program at ERUUF.
In-person and online Visitor Hosts provide a welcoming presence to ERUUF's visitors. In-person hosts staff visitor tables in the Gallery and the Fellowship Hall before and after services. Online visitor hosts enter welcoming messages to visitors in the chat while watching the live-streamed service. Join us and help welcome all visitors!
Planned Giving Team
The Planned Giving Team, in conjunction with the ministers, does the education, recruitment and facilitation for legacy gifts that build greater sustainability of ERUUF’s mission well into the future.
Pride of Place
Volunteer gardeners help plant, enhance, and maintain ERUUF's gardens in agreement with the existing landscaping plan. Volunteers work together, share gardening knowledge and build community. Volunteers may also work on their own and adopt a garden plot to maintain throughout the growing season.
Sunday Greeters welcome everyone to the Sanctuary and hand out the order of service. Greeters also help prepare the pulpit area and candles before the service begins, take and count the Sunday offering, and count worship attendance.
Care Card Ministry
This team sends handwritten personal cards to members who are ill or experiencing a joy or sorrow in their lives. Members also help at the Care table during coffee hours, providing a place for people to write their own cards in support of other congregational members.
Art Gallery Committee
The Art Galleries Committee seeks out artists for the ERUUF art galleries and exhibition spaces, juries their submissions and serves as curators for their exhibits. The Committee oversees the Eno River Gallery, in the main foyer of the ERUUF Sanctuary Building, and other display spaces in the Fellowship Hall and CARE Building. Additionally, the Committee sponsors selected arts activities and events during the year.
Pew Rack Organizers
Pew Literature Rack straightening volunteers work about 90 minutes once a week to ensure that hymnal books and literature are readily available and in good order.
Sound Booth Team
The Sound Booth Team is specially trained to run the sound board in the sanctuary during Sunday services and for other special occasions. Duties include set up and mike test prior to the start of services including for special speakers or music, monitoring mike status and levels during the service and recording the sermon. Usually 1-2 shifts per month.
The Membership team helps guide and support individuals as they learn about our beloved ERUUF community. The team coordinates the Inquirers Series classes and the Visitor Hosts, and is a part of the “Membership Journey” from an individual’s first visit to ERUUF through the New Member Sunday service and celebration.