Council of Ministries
Mission: Building connections so the work of the church gets done.
The Council of Ministries, including representatives of all the ministry committees, meets once a month to coordinate the work of the church.
To attend or submit a subject for the agenda, contact Steve Maier or Margy Young.
If you are interested in joining a ministry committee, contact any of the members below who can help match your interests with what CVUUS needs.
Members: Steve Maier, Margy Young, Karl Lindholm, Marjorie Carsen, Alan Moore, Tracey Harrington, Artley Wolfson, Ellen Flight, Doug Richards, Bobbi Loney. Mary Hadley
Congregational Conversations: Alan Moore, Margy Young, Donna LaRose
COM Fair: Dinah Smith, Karl Lindholm, Marjorie Carsen
The Council of Ministries hosts a monthly “Congregational Conversation” following worship on topics of interest to the congregation on the third Sunday of the month Oct through May. You can propose one to Alan Moore, Margy Young, or Donna LaRose.
You can view ministry options below and report your interest to any Council of Ministry member or Sunday worship service greeter.
Spiritual Life/ Worship
[ ] Worship team (leading service) [ ] Choir [ ] Other music
[ ] Flowers/seasonal arrangements [ ] Sound/media help (recording)
[ ] Ushering [ ] Greeting [ ] Taking photos
[ ] Adult (Small Group Ministry) [ ] Meditation Group (Sangha)
[ ] Children all ages, [ ] Youth Group [ ] Nursery/preschool
[ ] Hospitality [ ] Caring Network [ ] Date Night Café
[ ] Membership [ ] Pastoral Care [ ] Winter social event
[ ] Rhubarb Festival [ ] Seder [ ] Radical Love Giveaway
[ ] Women’s Group [ ] Writing Group
Resources and Stewardship
[ ] Donations Ministry [ ] Facilities [ ] Landscaping
[ ] Gatekeeping for renters [ ] Financial Planning [ ] UU’re Home B&B host [ ] Library/Book Cart [ ] Communications and office help– website, newsletter, Facebook, photos, graphics, etc.
Radical Love/ Social Justice
[ ] Addison County Interfaith Climate Action Network Rev Barnaby
[ ] Black Lives Matter (BLM) Ally Group: Piper Harrell
[ ] Community Meals: Sue Grigg, Ann Ross, Mary Louise Bright
[ ] Class Equity: Board
[ ] Crop Hunger Walk: Bobbi Loney & Kids for Kids
[ ] Food Justice/Waste: Paul Stone, Jaclyn Hochneiter
[ ] Food Shelf Donations: Mary Ann Deverell
[ ] Gleaning: seeking leader
[ ] Guest at Your Table: Bobbi Loney & Kids for Kids
[ ] GunSense: seeking leader
[ ] Habitat for Humanity: Bob House, Dale Birdsall
[ ] Homeward Bound Humane Society: Jessica Danyow
[ ] Hospice: Laurie Borden
[ ] Hunger Council: seeking representative
[ ] Indivisible/Middlebury Huddle Groups: Kate Gridley, Bethany Barry
[ ] Kids for Kids Bobbi Loney
[ ] Meals on Wheels: Mary Conlon, Mike Greenwood
[ ] Migrant Support/Mexican Consulate: Carol Kulczyk
[ ] Open Door Clinic: Heidi Sulis
[ ] Peace Day: Rich Hennessey, Donna LaRose
[ ] Queerios (LGBTQ): Jordan Young, James Sanchez
[ ] Refugee Resettlement: Abi Sessions
[ ] SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice): Joanna Colwell
[ ] Turning Point Center (addiction recovery): Ashleigh Hickey
[ ] UU United Nations Liaison: Chris Mason
[ ] VT Workers Center: Donna LaRose
[ ] WomenSafe: Dottie Nelson
[ ] CVUUS Board Mike Greenwood, Laurie Borden
[ ] Council of Ministries Steve Maier, Margy Young