Committees are established by the Board of Trustees to carry out much of the work of the church. Members of certain committees are appointed by the Board, but most committees recruit their own members.
The Accessibility Committee looks at ways to make the church more welcoming and accessible to all.
The Aesthetics Committee’s charge is to ensure a welcoming, comfortable, informative, functional and aesthetically pleasing place in which to meet and worship. They consult with experts and design the interior of the church building.
The Archives Committee helps to maintain and display church records and artifacts. Members file material regularly related to the functioning of the church (newsletters, committee reports, pictures, articles, etc.) The committee provides church archival material upon request and undertakes projects of a historical orientation.
The Arms Around Committee organizes volunteers to provide temporary services to church members who need help in times of illness, injury, and other life events that benefit from support. Committee members serve as coordinators who, along with the Church Administrator and the Minister, facilitate services to members in need. They can provide food, offer transportation, provide respite care for a caregiver, baby-sit in special situations, respond in an emergency, visit the home bound, visit families with new babies, assist people in church services and help with food or ushering at a memorial service.
Building & Grounds
The role of the Forum Committee is to offer varied and informative programs for the church community, to alert persons from beyond the church community regarding the Forums, and to encourage such visitors to attend the church services.
The Green Sanctuary Committee will encourage a sustainable life style for People’s Church members as individuals and as a faith community.
Long-Range Planning Steering
The Membership Committee seeks out visitors on Sundays and welcomes them to People’s Church, introduces newcomers to Unitarian Universalism, and for those interested in becoming members, provides guidance and support during their integration into the life of the church.
The Memorial Garden Committee is responsible for the care and maintenance of the Garden, and facilitates memorial plantings and the ordering and placement of plaques.
The Music Committee exists for the purpose of integrating music into the life of People's Church by overseeing and supporting the church's music program. The music program includes music provided by choirs and other musicians from within and outside of the congregation, as well as participation in music by the congregation. The music program addresses music in all aspects of church life, but especially in the Sunday Service.
News & Views
The Editorial Group makes recommendations to the Board regarding Newsletter Policy, and sets formatting, and publication dates. Newsletter editors produce a bi-weekly newsletter featuring upcoming events and/or other information about the church, using articles submitted from staff, members and friends, according to newsletter policy, formatting guidelines and the annual schedule. The Mail Crew prepares newsletters for bulk mailing; and takes to U.S. Post Office.
The Nominating Committee seeks to fill and present to the congregation a slate of candidates to the Board of Trustees to conform to the election process used at the Annual Meeting. The committee also nominates candidates for a Ministerial Search Committee.
The Personnel Committee implements all personnel policies approved by the Board, and will ensure that procedures are followed in a timely and consistent manner; recommend to the Board any needed changes to the Personnel Manual, and recommend annual staff salary increases.
The Planned Giving Committee serves as a source of information and encouragement to the congregation in building the church’s endowment through planned giving.
The Publicity Committee seeks to increase the attendance and membership of People’s church by publicizing church services, forums and special events.
The Religious Education Committee strives for an honest, welcoming, and safe group dynamic that supports the RE program at People's. They help support the Director of Religious Education in creating educational programs for the church.
Social Justice Coordinating
The Social Justice Coordinating Committee serves to facilitate and coordinate the efforts of the congregation to be actively involved in living our values in the community and the world.
The Stewardship Committee is responsible for developing and carrying out the annual spring pledge canvass for the church operating budget, and for communicating with new members to encourage them to pledge throughout the year. In addition, they will schedule fundraising events and oversee all fundraising for the church.
The Sunday Services Committee works with the minister to plan meaningful weekly Sunday services, and special services for the church year, and to enrich and support all aspects of the services.