Committees

COME JOIN ONE OF LUUC'S MANY COMMITTEES

Committees are the vehicles for a congregation to accomplish its mission, both within the congregation and in the community that it aims to serve.

WHY JOIN A COMMITTEE?

Joining a committee can strengthen your connection to the community and the vital structures that make it all work. Committee work can provide a sense of purpose, and an opportunity to connect with others who share a similar passion. Some people are looking for a way to develop new skills, others for opportunities to deepen our understanding of our own spirituality and derive a sense of meaning.

If you are interested in joining one of our committees, please contact the Committee Chair listed below (Note: For a few of the Committees you will need to be a voting member of LUUC to join, as indicated below):

OUR COMMITTEES

Caring Committee: provides caring support for those who are in need. The committee responds in times of grief and loss, of illness, and of changes in a relationship or employment.
  • Members of this committee include: Heather Falconer, Nancy Schmidt, Jose van Amerongen and Peg Wooley.
  • Committee Chair: Dori Abbott (for more information or to join this committee contact: dorijabbott@gmail.com)
Chaplaincy Committee: monitors the performance of the chaplains, and discusses fees and related policies.
  • Members of this committee include: Kerry-Anne Kutz, Paul Sullivan, Peg Wooley.
  • Committee Chair: Heather Falconer (for more information or to join this committee contact: heather.falconer@videotron.ca)
Facilities Committee: looks after the maintenance of all equipment owned by LUUC, and has primary responsibility for liaison with the Norwegian Church Association concerning our mutual responsibilities for the physical condition of the Meeting House, the grounds and equipment.
  • Members of this committee include: Paul Sullivan, James Sisley
  • Committee Chair: Irene Hausknost (for more information or to join this committee contact: ihausknost@gmail.com)
Fundraising Committee: is responsible for initiating, reviewing and coordinating fundraising concepts to support LUUC activities and programmes (any income generated from members and friends at fundraising events is in addition to regular pledges or contributions).
  • Members of this committee include: Sari Kelen, Rob Lutes, Gary Spiller.
  • Committee Chair: Irene Hausknost
Hospitality Committee: schedules volunteers to greet Sunday morning visitors, members and friends and maintain an environment of welcome and inclusion. Sunday 'greeters' also prepare coffee and set out cookies or other items for the after-service coffee hour. This committee also recruits teams to set-up and take-down tables, chairs, etc. for Potluck luncheons, Fundraising Dinners, our Annual Talent Show, etc...
  • Members of this committee include: Nancy Schmidt, Peg Wooley
  • Potluck Team Leaders: Dori Abbott, Sheila Laursen, Nancy Schmidt, Peg Wooley
  • Committee Chair: Sari Kelen (for more information or to join this committee contact: sari.kelen@gmail.com)
Long-Range Planning Committee: develops and facilitates a process to determine the congregation's future, with particular focus on increasing membership, investigating alternative facilities and potential ministers.
  • Members of this committee include: Gabor & Kathy Matyas, Paul Sullivan, Heather Falconer and Irene Hausknost
  • Committee Chair: Peg Wooley (for more information or to join this committee contact: wooley@videotron.ca)
Membership Committee: is responsible for contacting potential new members, welcoming newcomers, and recognizing and helping to integrate new members into the life of our community.
  • Members of this committee include: Rob Lutes, Irene Hausknost, Timothy Byrnes, Paul Sullivan
  • Committee Chair: Susan Czarnocki (for more information or to join this committee contact: susan.czarnocki@mcgill.ca)
Music Committee: helps facilitate the needs of the Music Director and works as a liaison between the Director and the choir to ensure that the choir members receive all relevant information pertaining to rehearsal dates, performances, recordings and sheet music. The Music Committee works closely with the Sunday Services Committee.
  • Members of this committee include: Kerry-Anne Kutz, Susan Czarnocki, Christopher Thomson
  • Committee Chair: Irene Hausknost (for more information or to join this committee contact: ihausknost@gmail.com)
Communications Committee: is charged with getting out the word about the existence, and activities of the congregation, through a variety of media including: newspaper, fliers, posters, signage, the LUUC Website, Facebook and Meetup Sites.
  • Members of this committee include: Timothy Byrnes, Rob Lutes, Phil Prince
  • Committee Chair: Susan Czarnocki (for more information or to join this committee contact: susan.czarnocki@mcgill.ca)
Social Action Committee (SAC): The focus of the SAC is to inform and educate congregation members and the public on issues of social concern; to find ways and means to rectify social injustices; to sponsor and support groups organized to deal with social problems; and to develop informed leaders to foster a just and peaceful world.
  • Members of this committee include: Susan Czarnocki, John Foulds, Nancy Graham, Rob Lutes, Gary Spiller
  • Committee Chair: Sheila Laursen (for more information or to join this committee contact: sheila.laursen@bell.net )
Spiritual Exploration Committee (SE): The work of the Spiritual Exploration Committee includes setting goals, objectives, and a philosophy for the SE programs. In addition, the Committee Chair is a liaison between the parents and the teachers to determine curricula that meet the parents' expectations for their child(ren).
  • Members of this committee include: Erin Berry, Irene Hausknost, Christopher Thomson
  • Committee Chair: Monique Riedel
  • (for more information or to join this committee contact: riedelmonique@gmail.com
Sunday Services Committee: Spiritual nourishment, intellectual challenge, community belonging, inspiration, intergenerational connections, continuity with Unitarian Universalist beliefs, and an expression of the living tradition of Unitarian Universalism are the responsibility of the Sunday Services Committee. The SSC works closely with all other committees, in their efforts to provide holistic and harmonious services.
  • Members of this committee include: Dori Abbott, Timothy Byrnes, Susan Czarnocki, Heather Falconer, Sheila Laursen, and Paul Sullivan
  • Committee Chair: Christopher Thomson (for more information or to join this committee contact: cthomson683@gmail.com