Ministry/Team News

From the Caring Circle

Our Caring Circle is Available

Our ‘Care Coordinator’ receives requests and answers questions for the Caring Circle.

Karen Gillotti is the contact person for April. Valerie Cochrane is the assistant.

If you have a need, please contact Karen at 203-730-9440 or

Please note that your call will be returned as quickly as possible but it may be at the end of the day.

From Nominating Team

Nominating Committee Progress Report

The Nominating Committee nominates candidates to fill openings on the Board of Trustees, Nominating Committee, and Moderator. These nominees, and any others nominated at the Annual Meeting, are voted on at the Annual Meeting (June 4, 2023) by those members of UUCD who have been members for at least 60 days.

Where do things stand in this nominating process? 

The following will be nominated:

President            Margaret Henderson    for a 1 year term beginning July 1, 2023.

Vice President   John Miglietta   for a 1 year term beginning July 1, 2023.

Secretary           Nancy Cullen   for a 1 year term beginning July 1, 2023.

3 other Board members, the Moderator, and 2 Nominating Committee members have terms that extend beyond June 30, 2023. So they do not need to be voted on in 2023.

This leaves 2 openings to be filled:

Trustee on the Board of Trustees for a 3 year term beginning July 1, 2023.

Nominating Committee member for a 3 year term beginning July 1, 2023.

Anyone interested in learning about and possibly serving in either of these positions may contact one of the Nominating Committee: Bob Bollinger (Chair), Jackie Alexander, Dan Brodax. 

From the Social Action Council                                                          

 Soup Kitchen Corner                        by Judy Lacker                                       

On Saturday, April 1st,some members of Soup Kitchen Team #2 (Team Leader Carl Tramontana, Rose Schlemmer, Darlene Anderson-Alexander, Suze Shaner, Deborah Casey, Lisa Deldin and Andrea Anderson) will be returning to the Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen on Spring Street to help serve take-out meals that were cooked in volunteers’ homes as well as bagged sandwiches for lunches and breakfasts and hot lunches for Pacific House also prepared in volunteers’ homes as well as through donations. Unfortunately, we are not yet able to serve the guests a meal inside because of the Covid pandemic.

You can also help feed our neighbors with a gift card in any amount from any local supermarket.. Lynn Taborsak has also been scheduling the sandwich donations so we have just the right amount each day at Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen. If you are interested in making sandwiches, please email her at We can all be an important part of the fight to end hunger in our community!.

In the past couple of years, we have lost some of our Dorothy Day volunteers. Please consider volunteering to be on a DD Team – it only involves a few hours, 3 Saturdays per year. You will find it to be a very rewarding experience. Please contact Judy Lacker for more information or to sign up.

Please note that we have resumed collecting non-perishable food donations on Sunday mornings. Please place your food donations in the basket in the foyer. You can sign up to help transport the weekly collection to The Dorothy Day Hospitality House on Spring Street.