Opportunities to Engage, Participate, Volunteer
The opportunities to get involved in our community are numerous and varied: spiritual, supportive, social. You may want to jump in with both feet, wade in slowly, or just dabble your toes for awhile! We encourage you to get involved at your own pace, and to choose opportunities you find appealing.
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Note: Click on the titles below for committee details, contact information and additional resources. Some of these groups are not active in this time of pandemic.
Contact Wendie Highsmith at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
For the perfect volunteering opportunity, contact Juli MacKenzie at email@example.com.
Contact the A/V Team at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Contact Rosemary Arp at email@example.com with questions. Learn more about the Bed and Breakfast Program here.
Book Group: The Fellowship Book Group socializes while discussing fiction and non-fiction books. Meetings are held at 7 p.m. every fourth Thursday of the month. Discussions normally focus on our worldviews, along with our thoughts and emotions tied to the book.
Contact Niels Schonbeck, coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boulder Valley Community Action Network (BVCAN): As a part of Together Colorado, this multi-faith, multi-racial, non-partisan group works together to bring about systemic change.
Contact Rosemary Arp at email@example.com, BVCAN Chair, for more information.
Enjoy the brief video Let’s Talk courtesy of the partnership between BVCAN & Boulder County Public Health.
Choir: Help enhance the congregation’s spiritual experience by singing in the choir. Practices held at 7 p.m. every Wednesday with one performance a month during our Sunday services. High school students and older welcome to participate.
Email Music Director Tad Koriath at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
The Communications Crew assists in providing members, friends and the public with timely information about Fellowship activities while collaborating with other Fellowship groups on communications projects.
Contact the office at email@example.com to be put in touch with the chairperson or for more information.
Contact the coordinators at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFAA): Our congregation donates supplies for temporary housing to this Boulder non-profit. Donations can be placed in our basket near the Welcome Table in the foyer.
Please contact coordinator Gail Evertz at EFAAcoordinators@bvuuf.org to find out more about our efforts with this organization.
Family Social Group: Enjoy quarterly social (and kid-friendly) events with other Fellowship families.
Contact the coordinator at email@example.com for more information or to sign up for the email group.
Friday Feasts and Sunday Suppers: Six to eight people meet in each other’s homes once a month for either “Friday Feasts” or “Sunday Suppers.” Signups occur one month before the scheduled dinners at Friday Feasts and Sunday Suppers signup page.
Contact Barbara Sterling at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Each month suppers will be held twice: the Friday before the second Sunday of the month, and the second Sunday. Signups for dinners happen the month before the scheduled dinners. No need to commit to all dinners now. You may sign up beginning in August, either in person after services or online.
Grounds and Landscaping Team: This team works to maintain the Fellowship grounds with seasonal clean up, gardening, planting, and mowing. Contact email@example.com to volunteer.
Guitar and Song Circle: All are welcome to attend our circle at noon every second Saturday of the month. We play and sing class rock and folk melodies. Play and sing classic rock and folks. All are welcome.
Contact Bob Warden at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out when the next gathering is occurring.
Homeless Shelter Volunteers: Work one Monday a month from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the Boulder Homeless Shelter from October until April. Cook and serve dinner for 200 people under the supervision of a long time shelter volunteer. Children 13 and older can help.
Contact Richard Davis at email@example.com to volunteer; specify your volunteer interest in the Homeless Shelter.
“I Have a Dream” Support Team: Mentor, tutor and offer cultural enrichment to low-income students at Boulder Valley and St. Vrain Schools so they can reach educational and career goals. BVUUF sponsors a student through a scholarship fund for college or vocational training.
Contact Dianne Ladd, coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org or Wendie Highsmith , email@example.com for more information or to volunteer.
Immigration Justice Task Force: We work to increase awareness within our congregation concerning immigration issues, provide assistance to the immigration community through information sessions, supporting immigrants facing deportation through calls, emails, and letters. We also show up at events supporting those in sanctuary or at deportation hearings whether at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Denver or at the Immigration Court.
Contact Jean Nuttall at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Neighborhood Connectors: We have four geographical neighborhoods in our Fellowship and our mission is to serve our members by caring for them during health crises and challenges in life’s journey. We make the arrangements in our neighborhoods to bring meals, run errands, shop, provide transportation to doctor appointments and to our Fellowship events when our members are in need. We also strengthen our friendships by promoting social events and communication within the neighborhoods.
If you are interested in serving with us, contact the coordinators at neighborhoodconnectors@bvuuf.
Personnel Committee: This committee, comprised of four members plus Rev. Lydia and our Board President, commits to hire exceptional people for our staff positions. Contact the office at 303-665-4280 x100 for more information. A human resources/personnel background is not necessary to serve on this committee. Instead bring a commitment to work as a team in hiring exceptional people for our staff positions in keeping with the Fellowship’s by-laws and personnel practices
Racial Justice CommuniTeam!: Engage in efforts to increase racial justice awareness within our Fellowship through discussion-based education and story sharing. Expand outward with action in partnership with other local organizations.
Not active at this time; contact the office at email@example.com for more.
Social Justice Events: Visit our Social Justice page to see a list of all our Social Justice Events.
School of the Spirit (For Adults): Includes classes to grow your spirit, build community, and energize your thinking. Various classes offered throughout the fall and spring. Visit our School of the Spirit for Adults page for more information, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
School of the Spirit – SpiritJam: Come one, come all for special, multi-generational “Jams” that explore our monthly themes. Visit our SpiritJam page to find out more, or email email@example.com.
Sunday Hospitality Team: Hospitality Team members are trained to provide all the Sunday functions for a welcoming congregation – opening and closing the building, making and serving coffee, handing out bulletins, collecting the offering, and helping newcomers at the Welcome Table for our Sunday Services. Teams work one Sunday seven or eight times a year. We welcome any willing worker to join one of our teams in this important activity to support our congregation.
Contact coordinator Rosemary Arp at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up or to get your questions answered.
Unity Plaza: Work one Sunday a month between services or after second service. Sell Fair Trade coffee, chocolates, etc. to benefit our congregation.
Contact Liz Marsis at email@example.com if you can help out.
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