Serving the Church Ministries

The ministries listed here provide a variety of services crucial to the ongoing operation of our church and are open to all members and friends. If a group has a dedicated page on our website, you can click the group name link for more information.

Accessibility & Inclusion Ministry (AIM) Team – The AIM Team seeks to create an inclusively designed environment, free from ableism, where all individuals feel welcome and are able to participate in every aspect of our church. Contact either co-chair, Gretchen Maune (573-489-0986 or email) or James Cutts (573-489-0879 or email).

• Audit Committee – The committee conducts an annual audit of church financial records and assists the Board of Trustees in arranging periodic outside audits. Contact through the board by email.

Board of Trustees – The board is the governing body of the church. Its responsibilities are making policies, effectuating the church’s vision and mission as articulated by the members, providing resources, and evaluating programs. Contact the board by email.

Caring Ministry Team – The team provides support in times of celebration and challenge. Support may include cards, calls, visits, meals, and assistance with errands, transportation, or other needs. Contact either co-chair, Meredith Donaldson (573-289-3018 or email) or Winifred Scott (573-234-1959 or email).

• Committee on Ministry – The committee meets regularly with the minister to help evaluate the church’s ministries and to promote open and appropriate communication among the minister, the board, ministry teams and the congregation. Contact the minister at 573-442-5764 or by email.

Denominational Affairs Team – The team acts as a liaison between our congregation and the Unitarian Universalist Association and the MidAmerica Region. Contact Steve Scott at 573-442-1865 or by email.

• Facilities Team – The team helps keep our physical facilities in good condition. It is responsible for maintenance and repair of the church building. Contact Peter Holmes at 573-239-7789 or by email.

• Fundraising Team – The team plans and executes fundraising activities to supplement the church’s income. Contact the minister at 573-442-5764 or by email.

Grounds Team – The team works to develop and maintain our church’s grounds in an earth-friendly and sustainable way and to encourage people of all ages to interact with the beautiful outdoor space around our church. Contact either co-chair, Jeanne Murphy (573-219-8974 or email) or Patty Daus (573-529-9691 or email).

• Investments and Endowment Committee – This Board of Trustees committee manages the financial investments of the church and makes recommendations to the board. Contact through the board by email.

• Media Team – The Media Team works to create a vibrant virtual presence for UUCC. Contact Larry Lile at 573-397-5414 or by email.

Member Connect Team – The team assists church members and friends in finding their place in our church community through deeper connection, service, and spiritual exploration. Connectors are available to have a conversation with every member/friend who is interested. Contact either co-chair, Peter Holmes (573-239-7789 or email) or Rosie Geiser (920-470-2818 or email).

Memorial Garden Team – The team maintains and plans improvements to the Memorial Garden in the wooded area behind the church. Contact Jeanne Murphy at 573-219-8974 or by email.

• Nominating Committee – This Board of Trustees committee is responsible for (1) nominating church members to serve on the Board of Trustees, (2) recruiting members for board committees, and (3) recruiting delegates to the MidAmerica Region Assembly and UUA General Assembly. Contact through the board by email.

• Office Volunteer Team – Team members work in teams of two or three to copy and collate the weekly Order of Service and announcement inserts. They also assist with other church office tasks as needed. Contact Church Administrator Suzanne Clark at 573-442-5764 or by email.

Peace Building Team – The team seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts by providing education about conflict resolution and facilitating conflict resolution in an atmosphere of openness, respect and trust. Contact Caya Tanski-French at 573-447-2915 or 573-673-3925 or by email.

• Personnel Team – The team assists the minister in developing and implementing personnel policies, advising on hiring and personnel practices, and resolving personnel issues. Contact the minister at 573-442-5764 or by email.

• Publicity – The team works to communicate about the church through the monthly newsletter and website and assists church staff with public relations. Contact Steve Scott at 573-442-1865 or by email.

• Safer Congregation Committee – The committee’s primary responsibility is to develop, update and monitor the implementation of the safer congregation policies and procedures adopted by the Board of Trustees and related administrative policies and procedures adopted by the minister. The committee also serves as a review and response team when a person participating in the church has a history of one or more sexual offenses or has been accused of a sexual offense. Contact the minister at 573-442-5674 or by email.

• Stewardship Team – The team plans and manages the annual campaign to obtain financial pledges from church members and friends to fund the church budget. Contact the minister at 573-442-5764 or by email.

• Technology Team – The team works to maintain the church’s computer, sound and other technological systems and recommend improvements. Contact Larry Lile at 573-397-5414 or by email.

Welcoming Team – The team’s mission is to make visitors feel welcome, to guide people into membership, and to facilitate the integration of new members into the life of the congregation. Contact Kevin Fritsche at 573-289-4536 or by email.