Membership - The Welcome People
The membership committee serves as outreach to visitors as well as ministering to members and friends of our church family. This group of dedicated people facilitates our Hospitality teams and helps organize adult programs, contact visitors, organize neighborhood parties and more! They also host our New UU classes held twice a year. If you are looking to become more involved in our church community this is a wonderful place to start! For more information contact Pam Fodor.
New UU Classes:
Membership folks organize and lead classes to help newcomers learn about the rights and responsibilities of membership in the church. They share an overview of Unitarian Universalist history along with the details of the Unitarian Church in Hinsdale. Classes are held twice a year with the opportunity to join the church in a Sunday morning ceremony. Cake and celebration follow after the service.
Each fall the Membership folks organize house parties in neighborhoods across the area for folks to get to know fellow congregants who live near them.
In an effort to keep our Sunday mornings running smoothly, to help newcomers feel welcome and to have a friendly, warm Sunday morning feeling for all, we are recommending each member and friend of the church serve on a hospitality team. These teams will be comprised of 14 to 16 members and friends and will be responsible for serving as a team about 5 Sundays per year.
Sunday Morning Hospitality Roles
There are anywhere from 10 to 12 specific roles within each team. But many hands make light work and this team approach allows for more people to share the workload.
We also want families with younger children to know that there are many ways for children to participate with their parents. Greeting at the front door, welcoming new families or helping in the kitchen are great ways to include them.