We have several teams that work with the Board of Trustees to enhance UUCG. (We prefer the term "team" to the traditional one, committee.) We encourage all of our members and friends to join at least one team where they can share their talents with others. We find that the more you get involved, the more that you will get out of your UUCG experience.
UUCG has an active Social Justice program which encompasses so much of our beliefs and values. Major local non-profits for which we have been involved with are:
Adult Literacy Center in Brunswick. Needed help here includes tutoring, office help, donations for textbooks and a scholarship fund.
Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation program, Baby Steps, which provides books for young children ages infant to five years old.
FaithWorks Ministries, an ecumenical group drawing from many area churches. Our main involvement with them is collecting items for them to distribute through their Sparrow's Nest program. Needs include clothing, non-perishable foods, toiletries, games and household items.
Martin Luther King, Jr. parade each January. Traditionally, we gather together and march on this day.
Glynn Environmental Coalition, a community organization dedicated to providing a clean environment and healthy economy in the Golden Isles area. We have participated in roadside trash clean ups with this organization.
In the past few years, the church has provided assistance to Safe Harbor, a shelter for youths, STAR Foundation, Coastal Coalition for Children, Habitat for Humanity, Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association, and United Way.
The Social Justice Team directs the service on the second Sunday of each month, bringing in speakers, films and displays on social justice issues in our community. The service is at 10:30 am, the same time as our regular worship services on other Sundays.
UUCG members marching in the 2015 MLK Day parade in Brunswick, Georgia
with Rev. Bill Phillips and Rev. Jane Page.
UUCG's annual Guest At Your Table service which raised money for UUSC (Unitarian Universalist Service Committee who promotes human rights and social justice around the world.)
Rev. Jane, Beth, Sarabeth and Starling Sutton participating in the CROP Walk in Brunswick.
As with any organization, it takes many people to keep UUCG running as a viable church in our community. There are many other areas where members and friends participate by using their talents. Here are some examples.
Prepare and present the church budget and monitor expenditures. Approve special expenses and propose fundraising activities for sustaining the building fund. Report to the Board of Trustees.
· Green Sanctuary
Enhance the Social Justice Team by encouraging sustainable, green living practices in church and family life. Present educational programs that encourage support of local organizations committed to the preservation of our unique coastal home - such as the Glynn Environmental Coalition.
· Building & Landscaping
Caretake the church building; perform and/or coordinate routine maintenance such as cleaning; solicit outside contractors for special projects. Perform and/or coordinate landscaping maintenance tasks as needed such as pruning, mulching, raking and mowing.
Coordinate promotional communications aimed at promoting church attendance, such as weekly newspaper ads, brochures, Facebook posts, and ongoing website updates. Coordinate internal church communication such as weekly service notices and special event notices.
Welcome all members and guests at the church door; see that guests have a name tag and complete our guest information card. Develop fundraising events for the church year which help members and guests get together in social settings as well as helps to raise additional funds for the church's needs.
A small group of members chosen by the board and the minister. This group meets regularly with the minister to discuss issues concerning the church and the minister's role.
Hand out Order of Service; pass collection baskets during offertory.
· Welcoming Congregation
Encourage the acceptance of all persons into our Church community without any manner of discrimination. Present ongoing educational opportunities such as Mosaic Makers programs, and participate in local organizations such as PFLAG.