Service Opportunities

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Opportunities for Service

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Cookie Bakers & Dough Makers / Click Here to Sign Up

church-service-opp-logo[1st Saturdays, 9:00am-12noon]
Join a crew of bakers to make cookies for social hour after services. Bring dough that we can bake and join in the fun! Children over 8 and youth are always welcome. If you cannot come on Saturday morning, we welcome cookie dough to be dropped off Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday morning.
Contact: Roger Upham (rupham@comcast.net)


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Front Office Volunteers / Click Here to Sign Up

church-service-opp-logo[Weekdays]
Support the church by offering hospitality in the office, including answering phones and assisting various program projects, with direction from staff.
Contact: Doris Petrie or Laura Stone-Jeraj (wbuucvolunteer@wbuuc.org or 651-426-2369)


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Global Climate Change Committee / Click Here to Sign Up

church-service-opp-logo[Monthly Meetings]
Join other WBUUC members and friends to promote understanding of the causes and effects of greenhouse gas pollution, inspire individual and collective action to reduce carbon emissions, and eliminate climate injustice.
Contact: Kirk Cobb, Chair (krkcbb@aol.com)


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Land Stewardship Committee / Click Here to Sign Up

church-service-opp-logo[Monthly Meetings]
Work with other WBUUC members and friends to protect, restore, and enhance the natural environment of the church grounds.
Contact: Jerry Condon, Chair (gerald.condon@gmail.com)


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Potluck & Reception Assistants / Click Here to Sign Up

church-service-opp-logo[Various Dates]
Help with set-up and clean-up for various church potlucks (often following a special service such as the Blessing of the Animals, Winter Solstice, etc.). Signing up will place you on a “on-call” list to help as you are able for special events. Contact: Susan Warweg (swarweg@msn.com), Jane Aufmuth (mnaufmuths@comcast.net), or Michele
Madigan (mptnesttrvl@gmail.com)


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Preparing Lunch for 3rd Thursday 60+ Group / Click Here to Sign Up

church-service-opp-logo[Monthly, ongoing]
Help provide lunch for the Third Thursday 60+ group that meets monthly. This includes preparing a meal and setting tables for approximately 25-40 people. Funds are provided by the church for food costs.
Contact: Rev. Sara Goodman (revsara@wbuuc.org)


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Project Home / Click Here to Sign Up

church-service-opp-logo[September Evenings and Overnights]
Every year, families experiencing homelessness are our overnight guests during the month of September. Sponsored by Interfaith Action of Greater St. Paul, Project Home partners with WBUUC and 23 other faith communities in the east metro, each one providing a month of safe sleeping quarters and volunteer support for Ramsey County families facing homelessness. Coordinators and hosts are needed.
Contact: Rev. Victoria Safford (vsafford@wbuuc.org)


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Providing Meals for People, Inc. / Click Here to Sign Up

church-service-opp-logo[Monthly, ongoing]
A group meeting on 2nd Mondays at 10:00am to prepare and then serve a hot meal to a program through People, Inc. called “Project Homeless” serving people experiencing homelessness, many of whom have mental illness.
Contact: Kate O’Reilly (sailingg2016@comcast.net)


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Religious Education Volunteers / Click Here to Sign Up

church-service-opp-logo[Wednesday Evenings and Sunday Mornings]
Join this year’s team of volunteers as we work to help our budding UUs on their amazing spiritual journey. Learn and grow alongside our children as you serve; training is provided for lead teachers and assistants. Signed Ethics and Screening Forms required, and active involvement at WBUUC for at least 6 months.
Contact: Amy Peterson Derrick (dre@wbuuc.org or 651-426-2369)


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Sanctuary Project / Click Here to Sign Up

church-service-opp-logo[Various]
Support immigrants without documentation who are at risk for deportation in a myriad of ways by providing, housing, food, transportation, companionship, guidance, medical and legal support, and work with other committee members to promote humane and just immigration reform.
Contact: Rev. Victoria Safford (vsafford@wbuuc.org)


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Social Action Committee / Click Here to Sign Up

church-service-opp-logo[Monthly Meetings]
Engage in social and environmental action and witness in accordance with Unitarian Universalist principles. The Social Action Committee monitors the activities of ongoing work groups and identifies, initiates, and promotes new social action efforts for congregational involvement over the long term.
Contact: Jane Bacon, Co-Chair (JaneGBacon@msn.com)


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Shuttle Drivers / Click Here to Sign Up

church-service-opp-logo[Various Dates]
Help provide a shuttle from the Education Building (corner of Maple and 244) to the church on Sundays First service shuttle driving runs 8:10 – 9:00 and then continues from 10:15 – 10:45. Second service driving runs 10:30 – 11:00 and then continues from 12:15 – 12:45. Contact: John Bauhs (bauh0002@umn.edu)


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Special Services / Click Here to Sign Up

church-service-opp-logo[Various]
We welcome your participation—and your help—with any of these celebrations: Blessing of the Animals, The Day of the Dead, A Playlist of Resistance, Veterans’ Observance, Black Friday Service, The Winter Solstice, and Christmas Eve. Take part as a reader, speaker or musician, and help with the potluck meals, wrangling animals, and more.
Contact: Rev. Victoria Safford (vsafford@wbuuc.org)


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Sunday Morning Welcome Team / Click Here to Sign Up

church-service-opp-logo[One a month]
A team of welcomers to help with many roles: hand out orders of service, usher in the sanctuary, help direct newcomers around the building, and welcome visitors at the welcome center.
Contact: Dee Debroux (DeeeSault@gmail.com)


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Wednesday Night Dinner Cook & Clean Team / Click Here to Sign Up

church-service-opp-logo[One a month]
A monthly team hosting the Wednesday evening dinner. This may include set-up, food preparation, serving, and cleaning – there are many roles and ways to help! Dinners are Wednesday evenings mid-September through early June.
Contact: Roger Upham (rupham@comcast.net)


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