Building Community through Social Events

Getting together for a church-wide social event is another way of increasing community. Every year we have two combination fund-raisers and socials (the Auction and the Annual Fund Kick-off) and two major socials (the Congregational Dinner and the Congregational Picnic). The Souper Sunday is also a combination fund-raiser and social. Additionally there are other potlucks, lite bites, parties, and sometimes a Thanksgiving dinner at the church.

Auction Dinners and Events

Members and Friends sign up to buy tickets for dinners or other events sponsored by donors. A donor might volunteer to prepare an Oriental meal in his/her home for ten people; or to organize a bike trip in a local park or car trip to a horticultural park or museum.

Congregational Picnic

Our Congregational picnic is held in early summer. It is a family potluck held lately at the Girl Scout Camp, which features a swimming pool and shady pavilion. The picnic marks the beginning of our minister’s two-month summer vacation.

Congregational Dinner

Once a year, during the winter months, we have a congregational potluck dinner. We depend on volunteers to coordinate the dinner, with plenty of help from participants who enjoy this annual event.

Sunday Morning Snacks and Coffee

What is a UU Sunday without Coffee and Conversation! Every Sunday the Hospitality Committee provides coffee and a few snacks from 10:00 to 11:00 as well as following the worship service. Please feel free to add to the snack table any Sunday. Moreover, join us for a good cup of Fair Trade Coffee and lots of good fellowship and conversation.

Expresso Yourself Coffeehouse

Our coffeehouse is a popular event which takes place each month on a Saturday evening (with summers off). The first portion of the evening is open mic. It’s not just for musicians: story tellers, poets, comics, crafts people with an interesting presentation, and others are welcome. The second part of the evening features a headline act from within the church or the community. Check our calendar each month to see which Saturday the Coffeehouse will occur.

Using Your Skills in the Church

One of the best ways to connect with our church is to share your talents. Whatever your skills and interests, you can find a place for them in our congregation. You are important to our ministry in the areas of Lifespan Faith Development, Worship, Social Justice, and Caring. The opportunities for service are endless. UUCS is volunteer powered. Share your talent and energize our program.