Institutional Support Groups
Building & Grounds Committee
This committee coordinates the ongoing care of the buildings and grounds, which includes painting, window washing, general repairs, carpet cleaning, and mowing and snow removal.
This committee collects, preserves, and organizes historical materials for both traditional and digital archives. Information about UU heritage is shared through newsletter articles, exhibits, and occasional special events.
The Land Ministry Committee prepares and implements a plan for use of our new property. Subcommittees look at the following areas: edible landscape & garden, woodland & trail Management, landscape right around the building, outdoor play & recreation, worship & meditative spaces, education & outreach.
The Publicity Committee of UUS promotes and facilitates effective communication within the Society and between UUSIC and the wider community, in accordance with the Society’s mission and principles. Varying dates & locations. The committee seeks volunteers with skills in web maintenance, social media management, graphic design, photography, marketing, project management, and writing/editing for a variety of long-term or project-specific tasks. Learn more about how the Publicity Committee can support your upcoming event, committee, or group.
This committee plans and implements events for the annual fall budget drive that invites members and friends to make a financial pledge to the UUSIC’s operating budget.
Treats & Talents Auction Committee
Each year, members and friends donate goods, services, and special events to be auctioned off to other members and friends to raise money for the operating budget and to support our social justice mission. In recent years, between $15,000 and $24,000 has been raised. In the past, social justice has used a portion of these funds to provide a small lending library in a mobile home park, purchase cots to be used by Shelter House for overflow beds during the cold winter months, and to purchase fans donated to Crisis Center to be used by people in the summer months. The auction is designed first and foremost to be a community-building, fun-filled event, as well as a fundraiser.
2019 Treats & Talents Auction: Mardi Gras at UUS!
The Treats and Talents committee is excited to be planning our annual auction. Save the date: March 9th, 2019. Our theme this year is Mardi Gras.
Did you know that the official colors of Mardi Gras are Green, Purple and Gold? Those colors were chosen to represent Faith (green), Justice (purple) and Power (gold). That fits so well with our auction, which is a major source of revenue for our social justice work as well as for our general budget.
This year we will have an afternoon full of events for children followed by a New Orleans dinner with vegan and gluten-free options, silent and live auctions, music, and adult events in the evening. There will be childcare and children will eat with us before going off for their own activities. Tickets for the dinner & live auction are $20 (children under 12 eat free) and can be purchased online or during social hour on Sundays. There is no charge to participate in the afternoon family activities and all are welcome!
As always, we will also have a silent auction beginning a few weeks earlier (opens for online bidding on February 20th.) The silent auction runs through the Auction weekend events and ends on Sunday, March 10th, after the social hour. The silent auction is open to all.
To donate something to the 2019 Auction, please fill out this online form, or contact Judy Tokuhisa (firstname.lastname@example.org).
This year our popular Cake Walk event will happen on Sunday, March 10th, during social hour. Tickets for the cake walk are $1 each. Contact Judy if you can donate a cake, cookies, or other baked treat (gluten-, dairy-, and nut-free options appreciated so everyone can win!).
Find a Fact Sheet Here with a calendar of events and Q&A about the 2019 Treats and Talents Auction. Download