Governance (Board Committees)

Board of Trustees:
The mission of the HPCUU Board of Trustees is to discern and articulate the annual plan for ministry, set HPCUU strategic goals, create policies to guide the congregation’s ministry, and monitor and evaluate the congregation’s leadership, including itself.

Leadership Development Committee
The mission of the Leadership Development Committee is to help the board to select, recruit, and train board members.  It shall also recruit nominees for the Leadership Development Committee. In addition, the Leadership Development Committee shall provide leadership training for the congregation.  

Committee on Shared Ministry
The mission of the Committee on Shared Ministry is to assist the board in assessing the overall health of the congregation and reviewing the effectiveness of the congregation’s ministries.  It serves as an impartial observer of congregational life, not advocating particular policies or issues on behalf of members or the minister. The committee assists in carrying out the conflict resolution and disruptive behavior processes as defined by these policies.

Finance Committee
The mission of the Finance Committee is to assist the board in its oversight of the congregation’s finances.

Personnel Committee
The mission of the Personnel Committee is to assist the board in developing personnel policies, ensuring compliance with applicable laws, and carrying out the staff grievance process as defined by these policies. The committee reports to the board, has no staff management authority, and shall not participate in day-to-day personnel decision making.

Ministry (Teams)

Ministry Executive Team:
The mission of the Ministry Executive Team is to lead and unify the paid and volunteer staff in directing their efforts toward the fulfillment of the Church’s mission and goals.

Collaboration Team:
The mission of the Collaboration Team is to coordinate with Unity representatives to ensure the success of our two congregations sharing a building.

Worship Team:
The mission of the Worship Team is to create and lead the Sunday services in order to encourage the spiritual growth of our church community, honoring the multiplicity of spiritual paths by which we have arrived at this place.

Pastoral Care:
The mission of the Pastoral Care Team is to offer personal support for members and friends in times of need, transitions, and milestones.

The mission of the Fellowship Team is to plan, promote and support activities that bring members and friends of HPCUU together socially to help deepen our connections with each other and as a spiritual community.

The mission of the Membership Team is to greet and reach out to our worship visitors and encourage them to be a part of our congregation 

Faith Formation:
The mission of the Faith Formation Team is to support the Director of Faith Formation and the activities of the Faith Formation Program as it provides a safe and healthy spiritual environment for exploring and developing a foundation of faith and spiritual practice in the Unitarian Universalist tradition for the congregants of HPCUU, from infants to adults.

Small Group Ministry Steering:
The mission of the Covenant Group Team (Small Group Ministry) is to coordinate the multiple Covenant Groups that meet monthly. This coordination includes inputs from the Ministry and participants. The Covenant Group is currently using the Soul Matters materials for guiding discussions.

The mission of the Building Team is to perform or provide repairs and modifications to our church building as necessary.

The mission of the Publicity Team to create and maintain the HPCUU newsletter, Facebook page, and website.