Volunteer Staff Member Reporting to the Senior Minister
UUSF is in need of a robust emergency preparedness and response plan to make sure we are as prepared as possible for various types of emergencies that might befall our Church and Center, and to have good protocols in place for how we would respond during an emergency to keep our staff, congregation and visitors as safe as possible.
The Emergency Planner will:
Pull together all past and present emergency planning documents UUSF has available
Identfy which staff, groups or members of the congregaton have expertse to help develop parts of the plan (eg: caring commitee, communicatons experts, ushers)
Coordinate a meetng or set of meetngs with the congregatonal/staff experts to create/update policies and plans
Coordinate with Montessori school administraton on their Emergency Plans.
Work with outside emergency preparedness agencies, SF Police and Fire Departments to coordinate
UUSF plans with City programs and efforts
Deploy staff and congregaton training on the plan once it is complete, and develop a mechanism (video,
Power point etc) to capture the training so that it can be used on an annual basis
Create an inventory of emergency supplies and recommend additonal supplies and items to purchase and store
Community Suppers Next Spring: An Opportunity To Host
One of the most fruitful and enjoyable ways we connect with one another in our Church Community is through small potluck suppers held in members’ homes. We pioneered this last spring, and the suppers were a great success.
We are looking for folks to host a supper – on any evening of your choice next spring. The only requirement is that you have room to host at least five people. The guests will be from a list of folks who’ve said they want to attend a supper.
The suppers are small and informal. Last spring, most were Soup and Salad affairs — the host providing soup and bread, and the guests providing salad and dessert. Generally, folks gathered at 6:30 PM and sat down to eat at 7PM — with the evening ending at about 9PM.
If you’d like to be a host, or to find out more about this opportunity, please contact Peter Gross at firstname.lastname@example.org, or, by phone, at 415-661-8316.
Humanist and Non-Theists Committee Member
We are seeking committee members to help us carry out the mission of the committee to "sponsor activities such as discussion groups, speakers, and social activities for UUSF members and friends who are humanists, atheists, agnostics, religious naturalists, or non-theists and those who are just interested in exploring with us. We wish to encourage expression and knowledge of one of the UU traditional sources of wisdom, Humanism, within our church. We will also sponsor activities that raise the congregation’s awareness of widespread prejudice in society at large against “non-believers”. “
The requirements are to place a high priority on attending our monthly planning meeting (2nd Sunday at 5:00). We need help with finding speakers and discussion leaders, welcoming attendees, and helping with the logistics of our programs.
Group: Forum When: one meeting a month Thursday at 5PM and willingness to pursue speakers for Sunday's 9:30 AM What: Volunteer Needed to collaborate to help find speakers for UUSF Forum committee. Time commitment consists of one meeting a month Thursday at 5PM and willingness to pursue speakers for Sunday's 9:30 AM Forum. If you have some ideas or suggestions please let us know!
Ongoing opportunity for 3-4 hours on one or more of 8 Saturday mornings throughout the year.
We need 20 volunteers to help give out food (groceries) to about 300 low income families on 8 Saturday mornings throughout the year. The Food Pantry takes place at Old First Presbyterian Church at the comer of VanNess and Sacramento streets - we offer parking vouchers so our volunteers can park for free in the church garage on Sacramento St.
We need people with strong backs to arrive by 7:30 to help unload the truck which brings the food. Everyone else needs to arrive by 8-8:30 to help give out the food. We are generally finished with clean up and recycling boxes by 11 or 11:30.
We do encourage families as this is a service activity which is appropriate for children age 5 and over.
Ongoing need for 1 Sunday a month, 10:15-11:00 and 12:15-12:45
Sunday Greeters work in teams of 2-3 and welcome visitors, members, and friends at our Welcome Kiosk in the gallery, outside of the sanctuary. Greeters assist visitors by answering questions, providing name tags, and offering a warm welcome. There is an annual Greeter Training but interested volunteers can start immediately.
Group: Animal Ministry When: Once a year Blessing of the Animals, other educational & recreational events What: Help plan the Annual Blessing of the Animals. Periodically present educational events/speakers on animal rights, environmental issues.
12/30/18 10:30 and future 5th Sundays for 90 minutes a day.
On the the fifth Sunday of a month we need the UUSF community to usher the Sunday Service. This is a super easy way to get involved: hand out programs, pass the offertory baskets, open the doors, and create a generally loving atmosphere on Sunday morning. We need at least four people. The Ushering Lead, Linda Messner, request that people to show up by 10:30am.
Ongoing need. Time varies depending on activity, on average 2-4 hours per month
Membership Team Members assist with a variety of activities that support the church growth and church engagement. Team Members assist with bi-monthly Invitation to Membership events, annual Newcomer Recognition Sundays, outreach to visitors and prospective members, organize community dinners, and more. Prospective Team members can choose the activities that they would like to focus on.
Each month we offer a Newcomer Orientation to visitors and prospective members. Facilitators welcome guests, show a short video and answer questions. You don't need to be a "church expert", just be comfortable engaging others in conversation, sharing your church experiences and answering questions that make visitors and prospective members feel welcome. An annual training is provided and paired with one of our current facilitators.