The Committee on Shared Ministries oversees BVUUF’s councils, strive to support and advocate for shared ministry throughout congregational life.
The purpose of the Member Engagement Council is to create pathways that enable people to find meaningful ways to participate in the life of the Fellowship, beginning when they first enter the doorways of the building and continuing through the time when they take on roles as leaders.
The Member Engagement Council is a standing committee, coordinating a number of active task forces, each dedicated to doing the work necessary to support this mission.
• Providing Sunday morning hospitality to our members and newcomers with an informative Welcome Table, Greeters, and Coffee;
• Offering regular “Path to Membership” classes each year, and co-coordinating the new member recognition services;
• Illuminating other pathways for new members and active visitors to deepen their involvement and engage in community-building and service activities;
• Maintaining, with staff, an accurate and up-to-date listing of members, friends, and active visitors.
Member Engagement Task Forces are project-dependent. They meet only as needed, and membership on these task forces is expected to be flexible and often short-term.
To learn about becoming a member or rejoining the Fellowship, see these pages:
The Music Coordinator recruits professional musicians for the remaining Church services. Committee members assist as needed. This includes support for the Concerts at 4, which occur several times per year. The committee wishes to coordinate other musical offerings at the Fellowship, and encourages the development of other musical groups. More about music’s role in the Fellowship.