Ministering to the MUF Community
Gabor Kiss firstname.lastname@example.org
The A/V Committee provides audio visual support to the Fellowship services and other programs. For requests to record an event: email@example.com
BOOK TABLE COMMITTEE
Offers books for sale at a discount, both at a "mini-bookstore" every Sunday morning and by special order.
BEAUTIFICATION AND PRESERVATION COMMITTEE
Chair: Diana West firstname.lastname@example.org
The Beautification and Preservation
Committee focuses on efforts to move MUF forward by beautifying and
preserving our building and grounds, except for the Memorial Garden. For more information, click here to read the committee’s current Operational Charter (PDF format).
We also review/authorize all requests to change painting, decoration
and aesthetics, including all exterior signs. We do not have
responsibility or authority for ongoing maintenance and repair issues;
those are handled by the Administrator and the temporary Buildings and
The committee has prepared a fascinating summary about our building, “ A Brief History Of OUR Building”
Catherine Corey email@example.com
Laurie MacGeorge firstname.lastname@example.org
In time of need, this committee gives a hand to members and
friends of the Fellowship. They coordinate the work of many Fellowship
volunteers who provide telephone calls, hospital and home visits,
meals, healing circles, shopping, transportation and relief to
COMMITTEE ON MINISTRY (COM)
2012-2013: Jerry Weinstein, Chair, Cintra Fricke, George Hays, Donna Perch, Tony Rutigliano, Kelly Schnur
COM promotes right relations within the Fellowship. We are also involved in monitoring the overall "spirit" of the Fellowship. COM works with individuals or groups when they have a concern, problem or complaint. We encourage resolution of the issues by promoting direct and constructive communication with all concerned parties. We are available to assist in facilitating communication. Please contact us if you would like assistance. Click here to learn more about how and why COM meets. Right relations are a living concept and a concept for living. We encourage all MUF members to make the Right Relations Promise.
COM members welcome your ideas and observations. Our phone numbers and emails may be found in the directory.
ENDOWMENT BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Current Trustees: Ron Corey, chair, Marti Weinstein, Don price, carolyn Evans and John Solu
To guarantee a financially healthy congregation in the future, the Endowment Board of Trustees manages 0 an Endowment Fund which was established in 1988. The Fund’s beginning was built with small and large gifts from members and friends commemorating births, weddings, deaths and other important events in our lives. In addition, many members have included in their estate plans, gifts of money, property and securities as part of their planned giving. For those who have planned to leave at least $5000, their names are inscribed on nameplates on the Legacy Wall with the Fund plaque, and are given a gift of a Peggy Karr fused glass plate with an image of MUF and their names inscribed. There are many ways that members and friends can give to the Endowment Fund, all of which are described in the “Pathways to your Legacy” brochure which can be found on this link “Pathways to your Legacy” , or in the literature rack in the great hall. If you would like to know more about how you can give to the Fund, please contact any of the current trustees, or past members such as John Oehler, Toby Tyler or Jerry Weinstein. You can also email us at email@example.com.
Susan Lausell firstname.lastname@example.org
This group manages Fellowship finances and
educates our Executive Board in all aspects of finance. Their work
ensures MUF's long-term health and growth.
Chair: Avianca Bouchedid (email@example.com)
This committee raises operational funds for our spiritual home and is for you if you:
*Would rather not ask people directly for money (that is left to the hardworking folks on the Finance Committee and Annual Pledge campaigns)
Are social and enjoy planning parties
* Do not have a lot of time to
volunteer but would like to in a meaningful way (e.g., setting up or
cleaning up for just one event)
*Can spearhead just one event or lend a hand for several events
Are not particularly social and prefer to be “behind the scenes” of an exciting event
* Would like to see MUF
continue to flourish as a religious community that values social
equality, the freedom of individual spiritual beliefs, and the
importance of social responsibility
MEMORIAL GARDEN COMMITTEE
Dan Byrd firstname.lastname@example.org
This committee created and maintains a lovely area on the Fellowship
grounds to permanently memorialize members and friends. Memorial
plaques are placed on a Memorial Wall in the Garden, which features
benches and landscaping. A Memorial Album is also placed in the
Music Director Jim Blanton email@example.com Members, Chris Davitt, Oriana Edelman, Steve Gruber, Jerry LaBrie, Beth Murphy
The music committee works with the Music Director in strategic planning
and evaluation of the music activities at or sponsored by MUF;
communicates and collaborates with other MUF members, committees and
organizations regarding these activities; and coordinates and helps
execute the MUF Concert Series and special musical events. TERM:
Two-year renewable term for members, appointed by the Music
Director. MEETINGS: As needed
PARTNER CHURCH COMMITTEE
Gabor Kiss firstname.lastname@example.org
Maintains the relationship with the Fellowship's partner
church in Sinfalva, Romania (Transylvania). Sinfalva is about 15 miles
from Torda, the birthplace of Unitarianism. The Committe raises funds,
disseminates information about the origins and history of Unitarianism
and its state in modern-day Romania, and encourages contacts between
the members of the two congregations.
George Hayes email@example.com
This committee runs the annual financial campaign, which
assures a solid base of pledged contributions. They establish pledge
guidelines, recruit and train solicitors, keep tabs on the progress of
the campaign, and report the results to the Board of Trustees.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (RE) COUNCIL
Nina McCormack firstname.lastname@example.org
This committee sets goals, develops policy and supports
programming for the children and youth of our congregation. Decides
policy regarding curriculum, community building and social outreach.
Anne Paust, AnneDeS@att.net
This group monitors the pledges that provide the major part
of our financial support. Throughout the year, it educates our
congregation about the importance of pledging, records payment of
pledges, publicizes the progress of pledge payments and contacts new
people to encourage them to pledge.
SUNDAY MORNING FLOWERS
Zella Geltman email@example.com
Coordinates the provision of floral arrangements to enhance Sunday services.
SUNDAY MORNING USHERS
These volunteers take turns welcoming people at the doors
of the Meeting Room on Sunday morning, handing out Orders of Service
and assisting those with special needs. They also collect the offering.
SUNDAY SERVICES COMMITTEE
Steve Humphries firstname.lastname@example.org
for planning, creating, coordinating and supporting many of
the Sunday morning programs each year, as well as providing
support for services led by the minister and guest speakers.
The Sunday Services Committee works with the professional staff and the
congregation to provide compelling and enriching worship experiences
that strengthen our beloved community. We aspire to comfort,
challenge, and inspire. Recognizing that our congregants have many
beliefs and needs, we strive for diversity in services that are
inclusive and welcoming to all. Through our services, we want
participants of all ages to become more committed to our covenant, more
connected to one another, and more generous to our community and the
Oversees the Fellowship information technology needs,
including office computer software and hardware, and telephone systems.
It handles the technology infrastructure, both in house and online. The
online aspect includes the domain registration, hosting arrangements,
email, mailing lists, wikis, calendars, and other web services
supporting the membership and committees, but not the web site proper.
Hazel Bell email@example.com
Oversees administration of our website, web committee handles the web site proper, including design, content, and maintenance.
Lorelei Harris UUDancer@msn.com
Volunteers take turns greeting newcomers on Sunday
mornings, asking visitors to fill out interests cards, giving out
information about our activities and offering visitors name tags. Some
volunteers move among people during Coffee Hour and seek out newcomers
to welcome them and introduce them to members.
WELCOMING AND MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE
Margaret Ng firstname.lastname@example.org
Visitors to the Fellowship are welcomed by members of this
committee, who try to make them feel comfortable and to acquaint them
with life at MUF. Newcomers are encouraged to explore the pleasures and
responsibilities of participating in our community. This committee also
tries to maintain ongoing contact with established members and friends.
THE WIDER U COMMITEE (Denominational Affairs)
Susan Oxman email@example.com
Serving as a link to the Unitarian Universalist Association
(UUA), this committee keeps our congregation informed as to
denominational affairs and activities. It conducts an annual poll of
Fellowship members regarding UUA General Assembly resolutions and
sponsors letter writing campaigns on vital issues.
Social Action Groups
Zella Geltman firstname.lastname@example.org
Twice a year, this committee arranges blood drives at the Fellowship.
GREEN EARTH MINISTRY
Caroline Gower email@example.com
Linda DeLap firstname.lastname@example.org
Meets the second Tuesday of each month at MUF at 7:00
p.m. Our group facilitates and supports the work of MUF
members and friends by affirming and promoting UU principles, including
respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a
part. Everyone is welcome. Follow the link for more information.
INTERFAITH COUNCIL FOR HOMELESS FAMILIES OF MORRIS COUNTY (ICHF)
Karen Burns email@example.com
Volunteers from the Fellowship join with volunteers from two other Morristown congregations, Assumption Church and Church of the Redeemer,
the host church for our unit, once every three to four months to
assist in providing shelter and meals, and lots of TLC for up to 5
homeless families, typically 12 to 15 adults and children. Each
two-person team provides responsible adult supervision for a two or
three hour shift during the weeks the "guests" are being sheltered.
SEEDS OF PEACE
Jo Sippie-Gora firstname.lastname@example.org
This group plans and provides peace-building activities that
are consistent with the policies and principles of UUA and our MUF
Mission and Covenant. Activities include studying choices that lead to
peaceful solutions; educating members and the public about humane
alternatives to war and conflict; joining and forming coalitions with
others who aspire to the highest ideals of compassion, consciousness
and caring; and, actively supporting the RE Director and youth
volunteers in their Peace-making work with children, youth, and young
SERVICE COMMITTEE ACTION NETWORK (SCAN)
Karen Burns email@example.com or Michelle Kunz firstname.lastname@example.org
SCAN provides information for the Fellowship regarding
humanitarian concerns in Central America. It runs an annual Benefit
Coffee House each January to raise funds to be sent to the Unitarian
Universalist Service Committee, Peace Works and other charitable
SOCIAL JUSTICE COUNCIL
Karen Burns Rutigliano email@example.com
This committee promotes the awareness of, participation in
and effective resolution of social issues. SR is an umbrella group that
coordinates community action projects in cooperation with other U.U.
Michelle Kunz firstname.lastname@example.org
Provides noonday meals to people in need at the Church of
the Redeemer in Morristown. Two teams of about 10 people prepare and
serve food on the Second Tuesday of each month. Others prepare soup,
casseroles and desserts at home for the soup kitchen.
Spiritual Growth and Enrichment
LIFESPAN LEARNING PROGRAMS
Danelle Simonelli email@example.com
Adult faith development is an important part of our
spiritual life here at MUF. This committee plans adult programs that
nourish mind, body and soul. Full description and schedule of courses