Taking care of our church so it can continue to be a liberal religious presence in the midcoast area means ensuring we are sustainable. Keeping our grounds and building in good shape, having sufficient funds now and in the future to support staff, programming, worship, and our physical structures is critical.
Buildings & Grounds
The maintenance of our property is essential - keeping it a sacred and safe place for all who worship and meet there. Do you have an interest in maintenance, repair and energy efficiency? This team is responsible for ensuring that problems related to the physical plant are dealt with, and recommending ways to make the property more energy efficient. They work with the Sexton, Peter Yanz as needed. Contact President-elect, Judy Powers, at email@example.com if you have an interest in serving. Louise Cadwgan and Tom Hopps oversee the maintenance of the grounds, and are happy to enlist weeders, rakers and pruners.
In keeping in line with our 7th principle of caring for our Earth, we do recycle. Volunteers collect recyclable materials to take to the Transfer Station. Currently, John Wood and Kelly Walker are the collectors.
Each year over the winter, a team puts together a canvas campaign. Members and friends are asked to make pledges to meet our budget goal that sustains the work of the church. The Canvas team usually consists of a chair or two co-chairs, and one or two other people. Board members and other congregants volunteer to canvas members.
Finance & Investments
This team meets quarterly with the church’s investment advisor to ensure that our investments are being managed well and in keeping with our UUR values. The endowment and investment funds help support the annual budget.
Throughout the year, various members organize different fundraisers to support the annual budget. Fundraising events also provide a way for people to work and socialize together. Some fundraising events have included: Goods & Services Auction (biannually); Book Sale (biannually); Plant Sale; Yard Sale. Passive fundraisers include: Hannaford Gift Cards; CLYNK bottle redemption (supporting youth services); and Amazon Smile.