Our Fellowship is governed by a Board consisting of seven persons elected from among the congregation's members. Our minister, V. Elaine Strawn, participates in all board meetings as a non-voting member. Standing committees also do much of the work. The Committee Chairs meet quarterly to oversee all programming.
Alternative Energy Committee: Explores ways of integrating renewable energy sources at the facility. A photovoltaic solar installation is being evaluated as well as an auxiliary biomass heat source using recycled paper or wood waste.
Board of Directors: Makes administrative decisions of the fellowship; seven members with three year staggered terms, meets monthly.
Caring Committee: Tends to the needs of the fellowship, organizes meals, sends flowers.
Facilities Committee: Plans for upgrading and repairing of the building, meets as needed.
Finance Committee: Advises the board on financial matters. Collects budget requests from committees and prepares suggested budget for the board.
Fundraising Committee: Raises money for operating funds. Is developing annual ongoing events.
Membership Committee: Connects visitors, newcomers, and new members as well as old friends and members to the Fellowship. Meets monthly.
Music Committee: Recommends musical programs and choir selections for services; evaluates and supports music staff; piano concerts and deals with Coffee Houses. Meets monthly.
Nominating Committee: Nominates members for the Board to be submitted to the Annual Meeting. Meets as needed.
Personnel Committee: Advocates for the staff, ensures evaluations are conducted, contracts are
consistent and recommends salaries. Meets as needed.
Public Relations / Media: the Web Master, a Public Relations person and the Newsletter editor co-ordinate to present an accurate and professional view of the UUFWC to the public at large and to serve as a communications tool for the congregation. Meets as needed.
Religious Exploration Committee: With the Director of Religious Exploration, plans the curricula and schedule for the RE program. Is the oversight committee for the DRE. Meets monthly.
Social Action Committee: Carries out the social action of the Fellowship and examines new issues to be tackled. Meets three times per year.
Stewardship Committee: Creates a culture of stewardship by changing focus of the pledge drive from meeting a budget to fulfilling Fellowship dreams. Meets as needed.
Worship Associates: Helps maintain the continuity of our services. Plans the lay-led services for the year, coordinates the leaders of worship; provides resources. Meets quarterly.