Teams & Ministries

There are many ways to get involved and make a difference in our community. We have many teams and ministries which are charged with doing the diverse work of the congregation to help create the connected experience that our members have come to love. Visit us, join us; make a difference.

In addition to the teams and ministries listed below, there are many opportunities for organized activities for books, movies, theater and dining out as well as an annual women’s retreat. If safety and/or communications are your thing, we have you covered there too.

The Board of Trustees, made up of elected members, provides direction and management of the congregation’s property, employees and business affairs.



The Sunday Services Ministry handles organization and logistics for services. They also develop and coordinate member-led services, including services during the summer, by connecting with other teams, UU Danbury members, and outside speakers.

 


The Music Ministry provides music to enhance Sunday services. This includes a pianist for all services, performances by our choir once or twice a month and performances by various other instrumental and vocal groups, largely from our own congregation.

 

 


The Religious Education Ministry works with the Director of Religious Education to develop and implement programs for youth from pre-school to 12th grade. An Inclusion Ministry works to create a welcoming space for all children, youth and families at UU Danbury.


The Social Justice Council coordinates a wide range of social action and outreach programs undertaken by members of the congregation.


The Racial Justice Forum acknowledges that we live in an increasingly diverse America, and that race continues to divide us because of unconscious bias, willful blindness, deeply ingrained systems of oppression, and the burdens of our history

The Racial Justice Forum is determined to play our part in bringing healing and justice to our society.

Our activities include: continuing education and dialogue, self-evaluation of our congregations and their inclusion practices, and offering witness on behalf of inclusion and racial justice.


Team Green develops programs to promote positive environmental actions at the personal, congregational and community levels.


The Membership Team arranges for welcoming, orientation and ongoing stewardship of potential and current members and friends.


The Caring Circle arranges meals, transportation, calls and visits for members’ short term needs while Caring Companions, trained pastoral caregivers, help with one-on-one contact for those with long term needs.  A Right to Flourish group offers practical information and support for concerns about aging, illness and well-being.


The Denominational Affairs Team acts as a liaison between UU Danbury and the wider Unitarian Universalist organization, both regionally and nationally.


The Finance Team is responsible for analysis, planning, and management of financial transactions, including endowments and annual budgeting.


The Building and Grounds Team arranges for maintenance and care of UU Danbury’s facilities using volunteer and professional workers.


The Hospitality Team aims to offer a beverage and light snack to our members after the service. By doing this, they encourage visitors to get acquainted with the community. Current members have time to to socialize, discuss the service, and enjoy being together.


The Women’s Retreat Team plans the Annual Women’s Retreat. The women’s retreat is an open, inclusive, organized 2 to 3 day event when we reconnect with each other in otherwise unavailable ways. Time allows for new friendships to be formed and old ones to be kindled. Workshops are lay led  and guest led, and, are relevant, challenging and enjoyable.

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