Church Operations Ministries
Accessibility Inclusion Ministry (AIM)
The Accessibility Inclusion Ministry (AIM) serves the congregation by identifying accessibility and inclusion needs within our FRS community so that we may guide our congregation to better welcome, embrace, integrate, and support people with disabilities.
Addictions Support Team
The Addictions Support Team serves the congregation by assisting anyone seeking help to find the recovery resources they need. If you are in recovery from addiction to any substance or behavior and want to be a part of the team please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Finance Committee oversees the budget, the stewardship campaign, and planned giving.
The Governance Committee is appointed by the Parish Board to oversee bylaws, nominations, and leadership development.
Human Resources Committee
The Human Resources Committee is appointed by the Parish Board to advise on issues concerning staff and volunteers.
Our Parish Board is elected by the congregation to advise, govern, oversee policy and direction, and assist with the leadership and sustainability of FRS. Observers are welcome at its monthly meetings.
Pastoral Care Associates
The Pastoral Care Associates are a group of FRS members trained and supervised by Rev. Rebecca to provide pastoral care to fellow congregants. Some of the care they provide includes visits to those who are ill at home or in the hospital, support for those going through transition or crisis, maintaining contact with those unable to attend church, supporting caregivers, and providing a caring and listening presence for the bereaved. Pastoral Care Associates work in collaboration with Parish Friends, expanding our loving care of this community.
If you’d like to meet with or hear from a Pastoral Care Associate, please contact Rev. Rebecca at email@example.com or Julie Parker Amery at firstname.lastname@example.org or reach out directly to one whom you may know. Pastoral Care Associates are: Rev. Helen Murgida, Holly Cashman, Stephen-Wolf Foster, Betsy Hazen, Tom Himmel, Nancy Kidd, Susan Ricker, and Bettina Turner.
The Program Council coordinates the programs and activities within the church community. Its purpose is to promote communication, collaboration, and celebration among church programs and groups, the Parish Board, and the congregational community to better serve the church’s vision and mission. The Program Council consists of representatives of currently active programs and groups.
The primary mission of the Stewardship Committee is to invite and inspire members and supporters of the congregation to join in fellowship to generously invest gifts of time, talents, and treasure within our congregation and the UU faith.
Trustees of the Endowment
The Trustees of the Endowment are elected by the congregation to oversee the church’s endowment funds.
The Welcoming Committee is seeking new members to join the committee this year. The Welcoming Committee coordinates efforts that help FRS foster a climate of “welcome” and support for the LGBTQ community. These efforts also help qualify our congregation annually to be formally recognized by the UUA as a Welcoming Congregation, a long-standing national program which helps Unitarian Universalist congregations become more inclusive of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
As a member of the Welcoming Committee you’d help plan Welcoming Worship Services, educational programming, FRS Pride events participation and other efforts to uplift LGBTQ+ issues in the congregation and the community. If interested, please contact Christine Doherty (she/her) at email@example.com.
The Worship Committee handles responsibilities related to the weekly worship service: assigning chalice lighters, inviting guest speakers and working with them to prepare the Sunday service, and soliciting recommendations for enhancing the service experience.