Ministy/Team News

From the Membership Team                                                                   
by Heather Smith

We look forward to welcoming New Members during the December 3 Sunday service. We will welcome Jonathan and Dale Hill, Jon Langdon Phillips, and Kirk Keniston in the service led by Rev. Tony Lorenzen. We hope you can join us in celebrating new membership at UUCD.

In this season of gratitude, we want to thank all of our Greeters throughout 2023. Our current slate of Greeters have committed to volunteering one weekend of each month. They certainly make the UUCD a place of welcome and the Membership Team appreciates their time and dedication. 

Stewardship Volunteers Needed!   
by Peter Horton                   

WANTED – someone with a passion for creative writing and theme development. Are you a good communicator who can enhance a theme, create targeted messages, and work within a series of deadlines? Sounds like copywriting and marketing, doesn’t it? Actually, it is. And it’s for our Annual Stewardship Campaign.

Our Stewardship Campaign has very little to do with finance. It has a lot to do with encouraging and reminding folks to be generous and make a commitment to UUCD. We are looking for one or two folks to work with me, Peter Horton, on next spring’s pledge campaign. As I said above, if you are a good writer and can handle deadlines, that’s just about all that we need. Let me know if you would like to help. Thanks in advance for your consideration.

From the Social Action Council                                                         

Soup Kitchen Corner     
by Judy Lacker                                      

On Saturday, December 2nd, some members of Soup Kitchen Team 2 (Team Leaders Carl Tramontana and Darlene Anderson-Alexander, Rose Schlemmer, Andrea Anderson, Lisa Deldin and newcomer Jyo Buyyala) 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.

Our Caring Circle is Available

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

Donna Lawrence is the contact person for December. Joan Stapleton is the assistant.
If you have a need, please contact Donna.

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