Community

gardens-and-spaces-groupOur Community Ministry binds us together in fellowship, welcomes new members and oversees the communication publications to members and friends. Contact Us:  community@nwuuc.org

Fellowship

Fellowship is important at Northwest.  We gather together to worship, serve our wider community and expand personal relationships with one another.  Behind the scenes there are a number of teams that are focused on making our time together a pleasant experience. For newcomers, our fellowship teams create ways to engage with Northwest and find your niche within the congregation.

  • Hand Getting DipSunday Kitchen Crew: Following our Sunday service, there is a social hour with coffee, tea, crackers and other tasty morsels that, for most of us, seem to appear magically. Our dedicated volunteer kitchen staff makes this magic happen. This team is a great way for newcomers to volunteer and engage with the congregation.
  • Potluck Special Events: The Community Team takes the lead in coordinating special potluck events such as our annual in and out gathering Boy on Easter Egg Huntevents as well as our Flower Communion/Easter service.
  • Chalice Groups: Our Chalice Groups meet monthly in the homes of our congregation members. The Chalice Groups, roughly organized by geographic location, allow members to meet socially outside of church so they can form deeper friendships.
  • Lunch with TED: The Lunch with TED group meets on the third Wednesday of each month from 11:45 am to 1:15 pm at the church to share a sack lunch, watch a TED talk video and engage in a lively discussion on the topic. This is a great way to expand your horizons with fellow church members.
  • Book Groupies: Our book club meets at 7:00 pm on the second Tuesday evening of each month in the Art Gallery to discuss a selected book and banter about observations with a lively, witty collection of people.
  • Senior Network Social Group:  The Senior Network Social Group meets on the fourth Sunday of the month during the regularly scheduled Second Hour (11:30 am – 12:30 pm) in the Art Gallery. Open to all seniors.
  • Dining for Women: Dining for Women, a national organization, is a dinner giving circle that supports women and girls in the developing world. Northwest has supported a Dining for Women chapter since 2005. Dinners are held on the fourth Sunday of each month from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at a member’s home.

Membership Team

Sign on Newcomer SignWe all experienced our first visit to Northwest. Our Membership team of Sunday morning greeters is dedicated to making that initial impression of Northwest a lasting and wonderful experience. Look for our greeter table when you enter our sanctuary lobby.

The Membership Team is also there to guide you through your initial exploration of Northwest. We hope you welcome our follow-up phone call, the invitation to subscribe for free to our newsletter, and the information we provide on Northwest and Unitarian Universalism in general.

In the spring and fall, we hold a Saturday session called Northwest 101 where you are invited to learn about Northwest, UU faith traditions/history, speak with Board members and meet other new people interested in the church.

All who are interested in furthering their involvement with Northwest by becoming members are encouraged to speak with Rev. Terry Davis. She would be delighted to get know you better and discuss church membership.

Our doors are open to anyone regardless of religious background, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender expression, age or ability. If you have a desire to explore questions of truth and meaning with others and are respectful of diverse people and beliefs, you have found kindred spirits here.

Communication Team

Our Communication Team members are at the heart of efforts to make sure everyone is “in the know.” They publish a weekly email notice called the NeUUs as well as our monthly newsletter known as the UNIverse.

But that’s not all! Our Communication Team assembles, reviews and publishes our weekly Sunday Order of Service, news inserts and other communications to the congregation.

We are very proud of our professional and artistic congregational publications.

Volunteer Opportunities

Hand PrintsIf you would like to become more involved in our congregation, the Community Ministry offers abundant opportunities. All hands and hearts are welcome.

  • Greet members and newcomers at Sunday services
  • Update our “What’s Happening” bulletin board
  • Prepare newcomer/new member packets
  • Help with potluck and other special events
  • Photograph events
  • Proofread and edit our church publications
  • Work on the Membership team

Northwest Community in the News

Read about our continuing community activities.