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Committee Spotlight articles (2022)
A look at PCUUC's Committees/Teams

May Committee Spotlight: Social Justice Committee (SJC)
Chair: Jan Kirch
Co-Chairs: John Young and Tamara Wanshek

updated 3/10/2023

The Social Justice Committee is committed to addressing a variety of In-Justices such as poverty, racism, prejudices, voting rights, immigration and citizenship.

Among the many things we focus on are:

  • HACES - Fran and Dave Bates train immigrants to pass the citizenship test.

  • Welcoming Congregation Committee - Chuck Teeter educates membership on LGBTQ issues.

  • Green Team - John Young schedules Styrofoam collections and highway clean-up. Jan Kirch connects with Faith In Place on other environmental issues.

  • Anti-Racism Working Group (ARWG) - This group is now part of SJC. Members are examining what the 8th Principle includes and scheduling workshops.

  • Veterans - Jim Whitton schedules collections for the Midwest Veterans Closet.

  • Immigrants - Gloria Walsh helps to settle immigrant families.

  • Getting out the Vote - Peg Teeter and other SJC members make phone calls, write postcards, etc to encourage neighboring communities to vote.

  • Connecting with other UU congregations - Rev. Scott Aaseng shared ideas on having a greater impact on issues by joining forces and working together. We currently connect with NSUC.

  • School Supply collections - Judi Young establishes a collection site for under-privileged schools in our area.

  • Partnering with CLC Sustainability on the 2023 Green Living Fair in
    April - Jan Kirch

  • Supporting abused women and children at Home of the Sparrow.

  • Supporting the less fortunate with housing, food, etc. through PADS.

SJC meets after church, usually on the first Sunday of the month. If you're interested in joining, please contact Jan Kirch, John Young, or Tamara Wanshek.


June Committee Spotlight: A Look at the Caring Committee
approved 3/9/2023


It is the responsibility of the Caring Committee at PCUUC to focus on the joys and sorrows of the congregation. Members send cards when it is appropriate and make follow-up phone calls. They also visit members of the congregation at their homes, in the hospital, or in nursing homes. They refer to this as pastoral care.

Additionally, members provide meals and rides when needed. They provide flowers and food for funerals and for baby dedications as well as for the major holidays of Christmas and Easter. They also provide gifts for new babies. When appropriate, they offer grief support and meet with families to plan funeral services when they request it. For more information, please contact the Caring Committee at:

July Committee Spotlight: Membership Committee

Goals of the Membership Committee: 

  1. To welcome all to our congregation

  2. To assist newcomers in becoming acquainted with the Congregation, and exploring the possibility of membership in the congregation

  3. To maintain contact with current members of our congregation

How do we do this? 

  1. Greeters at the door on Sunday morning

  2. Contacting interested newcomers by e-mail or phone regarding their interest in our Congregation

  3. Sending postcards to newcomers and current members alike to maintain contact

  4. Courses for newcomers: UU101, Pathways to Membership

  5. Updating pamphlets


For more information, please contact the Membership Committee at

September Committee Spotlight: Music Team
updated 3/12/2023


In general the Music Team keeps busy coordinating, rehearsing and performing music for each worship service. Christine Tyll and Bill Chapin are our pianists, Joyce DeWitt is the adult choir director, and Tamara Wanshek and Joyce lead the Youth Choir. The entire team coordinates music to complement the message of each service. The adult choir practices weekly and performs two Sundays a month, and the Youth Choir performs one Sunday a month.


Interested in learning more? Contact anyone on the team for ways to get involved. PCUUC music is for all of us!

October Committee Spotlight: Nominating Committee


The Nominating Committee is responsible for brainstorming and inviting members to take on the important role of serving on the church board. While the Nominating Committee doesn't meet consistently throughout the year, it does gear up in the late winter and spring to create a plan of action, ensuring the board is filled with diverse ideas that represent the values and personalities of the congregation. As members of the committee, we are responsible for personally reaching out to congregants to help fill the year's vacancies.

As we consider the future of PCUUC, the Nominating Committee hopes that congregants will consider the importance of service in a variety of ways, including serving on the board, if approached.

If you are interested in joining the Nominating Committee and helping to shape the make-up of the board, we would love to have you! Get in touch with us by emailing

November Committee Spotlight: Worship Committee


The Worship Committee works to foster Unitarian Universalist principles and our congregation's sense of community by delivering services that are inspirational and intellectually challenging. We recruit external speakers and encourage congregants and friends to speak at our services. As we consistently work to enhance the weekly service format to best serve the congregation, we also enjoy exploring new formats to stimulate our congregation's spiritual growth.

We encourage you to help us make our worship experience even more meaningful. Please consider joining the Worship Committee, providing feedback on the services, recruiting or referring potential speakers, or volunteering to speak at an upcoming service. Please contact our Worship Coordinator at or the entire committee at We look forward to hearing from you.

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