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[2nd 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 bake on Saturday morning, we welcome cookie dough to be dropped off Wednesday, Thursday, or Saturday morning.
Contact: Roger Upham


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Front Office Volunteers / Click Here to Sign Up

church-service-opp-logo[Weekdays, 10am-1pm or 1pm-4pm]
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 (volunteer@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


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Land Stewardship Committee / Click Here to Sign Up

church-service-opp-logo[Monthly Meetings, Bi-Weekly Work Days from May through October]
Work with other WBUUC members and friends to protect, restore, and enhance the natural environment of the church grounds.
Contact: Jerry Condon, Chair


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Memorial Reception Assistants / Click Here to Sign Up

church-service-opp-logo[Various Dates]
Help with set-up and clean-up for memorial receptions. It is such an act of love to take care of the receptions for our families who are experiencing grief and loss. Signing up will place you on an “on-call” list that our Reception Team leaders will utilize on an as-needed basis.
Contact: Susan Warweg


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

church-service-opp-logo[Monthly, ongoing]
Help provide lunch, do setup, or prepare readings for the Third Thursday 60+ group that meets monthly. This includes preparing 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]
Volunteer as a coordinator or a host to support Project Home. 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.
Contact: Rev. Jack Gaede (jgaede@wbuuc.org or 651-426-2369)


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

church-service-opp-logo[2nd Mondays, 9:30am]
Prepare and serve a hot meal at People Incorporated to people experiencing homelessness, many of whom have mental illnesses.
Contact: Kate O’Reilly


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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. Active involvement at WBUUC for at least 6 months and signed Ethics and Screening Forms are required.
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. 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


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Shuttle Drivers / Click Here to Sign Up

church-service-opp-logo[Various Sundays]
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: Steve Kahn


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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, All Souls and All Saints Day Remembrance, Veterans Observance, Black Friday Service, the Winter Solstice, and Christmas Eve. Take part as a reader, speaker or musician, and help with potluck meals, wrangling animals, and decorations/set-up.
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]
Collaborate with a dedicated team of people to create a warm and inviting welcome to all who come—from regular attenders to first-time visitors. We are looking for people who have a passion to meet new people, to facilitate connections, and to engage deeply with a strong focus on listening and asking good questions. This is also a great way for newer people to get involved and get connected more deeply into the life of the church.
Contact: Dee Debroux


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Supper and Soulwork Cook & Clean Team / Click Here to Sign Up

church-service-opp-logo[One Wednesday evening per month]
Team up with others to prepare and serve a monthly meal to WBUUC’s members and friends who attend Supper and Soulwork. There are many ways to help including set-up, food preparation, serving, and clean-up. Supper and Soulwork runs on Wednesday evenings from early September to early June.
Contact: Roger Upham


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