Ministry Teams

Shared Ministry Team:
The mission of the Shared Ministry Team 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 of the minister. In addition, the SMT provides leadership and direction during council meetings.

Church Council:
Church Council is made up of all ministry team leads. Council meets to coordinate and align total ministries of the congregation – in our efforts to fulfill our mission.

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.

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.

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.

Greeting & Membership:
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.

Multicultural Action Team:

The mission of the HPCUU Multicultural Action Team is to work side by side to:
    • Raise racial and cultural awareness
    • Acknowledge diversity and increase equity
    • Act for the inclusion of all

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 Publicity Team is to create and maintain the HPCUU newsletter, weekly e-blast, Facebook page, and website.

Small-Group Ministry:
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.

Worship Team: worship@hpcuu.orgWorship 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.




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 and bylaws to guide the congregation’s ministry, and oversee the budgetary and financial decisions.

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 have no staff management authority and shall not participate in day-to-day personnel decision-making.

Facilities Committee:
The mission of the Facilities Committee is to perform or provide repairs and modifications to our church building as necessary and rent building space to outside organizations.