This committee advises the Treasurer and the Board of Trustees on all fiscal matters concerning the congregation. It is the coordinating committee for others with monetary responsibility.

Matt Smith, Church Treasurer


Our Auction is a fun-filled annual fundraiser. Members and friends of the church donate a wide variety of items and events. These include skills, lessons, advice, foods, crafts, tickets to special events, dinner parties and vacation get-aways. Besides raising thousands of dollars for the church, the Auction evening itself is an enjoyable social event.  


This committee is responsible for the communicating church history and the long-term evaluation of financial needs of the church. It seeks contributions to the Endowment Fund.

John Gibbon


This group manages the investments of the church.

Don Stimpert


This committee plans and executes the annual Stewardship Drive to provide funds for the operating budget.


List of Committees

Community Forums

The committee provides a wide variety of presentations and discussions with well known academic and community leaders that address issues of current importance to the congregation and our wider community.

Susan Alcorn and Wayne Jennings


The committee stores and organizes church documents and photos, and makes special displays throughout the year.

Jan Devereaux

Chancel Choir

The Chancel Choir sings on most Sundays between September and June. Practice is every Wednesday at 7:30 pm. New singers are invited to join us in September and January.

Mike Carney 

Chancel Flowers

The Chancel Committee is responsible for providing flowers for the chancel on Sunday mornings and for other special chancel decorations as needed.

Julie Short

Committee of Youth Leadership (COYL)

With the mentoring of six adults, eight youth from 7th to 12th grade connect and integrate their peers into the church community through social justice projects, fellowship, religious education and worship.

Committee on Ministry

The Committee on Ministry consists of members chosen by the Parish Minister who meet periodically to discuss comments, volunteered or solicited from the congregation regarding the church's ministry thus providing a forum for discussion and feedback for the Parish Minister.


The committee strives to promote efficient and effective communication within the church community and to spread the church's message through various media to the world around us. We continually make improvements to our publications, newsletter, advertising, communications technology and web site.

Alison Bashian

Covenant Group Steering

The Covenant Group Steering Committee works with the Director of Lifespan Faith Development to guide and support the Covenant Group Ministry. We process registrations, coordinate with group facilitators and disseminate information about the program.

Sherry Griswold

Lay Pastoral Care Team

The LPCT is comprised of members who provide, upon referral from the Parish Minister, a pastoral presence to members in need.  Trained by our Community Minister Affiliated, the Rev. Patricia Shelden, the team also attends periodic inservices and occasionally provides programs of interest to the congregation.


This committee operates the Cary Alburn Library Committee, which is open most Sunday mornings. We purchase, display and loan books that are relevant to our faith, the Ministers' sermons, Community Forum topics and issues being studied by the UUA.

Mark Weber


The committee works with the Membership Coordinator to address fellowship and community. We provide opportunites for involvement in the church, especially for new members. We establish and monitor membership procedures, while fostering each person's connection to the church and the wider Unitarian Universalist movement.

As a UUA designated "Welcoming Congregation", we provide programs to sensitize the congregation to issues of sexual minorities and to create a welcoming envirnoment for all people.

Erin Justice


The Music Committee oversees the music program of the church in consultation with the Music Director.

Pat Moyer


This committee organizes its members into teams of four to usher on Sunday mornings and for special events. It's a great way to get to know fellow church members. It's a once-a-month commitment, and there are no committee meetings.

Laurene Smith

UU Connections

UU Connections builds and strengthens relationships with the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), the Ohio Meadville District (OMD), other UU congregations and local interfaith organizations. We want to create greater visibility for First Unitarian Church and to foster greater participation of our congregation in the larger community.  We do this through communication, support for existing activities and sponsorship of new activities when appropriate.

Nancy King Smith

UU Service Committee

The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) is an independently funded, world-wide social service committee. Locally, we encourage individual membership in UUSC and promote its work and activities.

Mark Weber

Youth Religious Education

The YRE committee provides guidance and leadership in carrying out the activities of the Youth Religious Education program in collaboration with the Director of Religious Education.

Dell Salza

Adult Religious Education

Provides guidance and leadership in carrying out the activities of the ARE program in collaboration with the Director of Religious Education.
Mark Weber

Growth & Development

This is a Committee of the Board that addresses the Strategic Plan for the congregation, monitoring and communicating with the Board regarding the implementation of the Plan.  At the request of the Board, it works to develop a new plan when appropriate.

Policy-based Governance (PBG)

This is another Committee of the Board that promotes leadership collaboration and informed connection between the Board and the Staff Leadership Team (SLT: Parish Minister, Dir. of Religious Education, Administrator) by providing continuing education opportunities for the Board, facilitating preparation of Monitoring Reports, and supporting the evolution of policies and monitoring reports as needs change.




This is a test blog July 16, 2015