Member Services Team
Our mission is to attract and assimilate new members/friends to the UUFE and to serve the needs of current members/friends.
What We Do
- Identify ways to assist newcomers with the process of assimilation.
- Maintain current list of members/friends.
- Recruit and orient pool of Greeters.
- Provide information to newcomers that will help them become familiar with the basic tenets of Unitarian Universalism and the process by which they can become members.
- Plan and coordinate a variety of intergenerational social events.
- In collaboration with the Caring Circle, help identify members/friends in need of assistance.
- Offer Introduction to Unitarian Universalism classes to newcomers or people considering membership.
- Identifies and invites people who are ready to become members.
- Organize New Member Welcome Ceremony.
- Coordinate with Minister, Caring Circle, RE and other committees as needed.
Who We Are
Carol Meredith, Martha Hamlyn, Mary Dunlavey, Gayle Scroggs
How To Contact Us
You can find us individually listed in the UUFE Directory or contact us through the UUFE Office, 410-822-8103 or
Opportunities To Serve With Us
We are all responsible for welcoming newcomers, greeting each other and assisting when one of us needs help. We need to feel this is our home and this is where we belong. Member Services is the committee that helps to make this happen!
We have many activities that may fit your interests, some are long-term, some are one-time events. Here are just a few suggestions:
- Greeting – we have two Greeters who welcome everyone each Sunday and follow up with visitors. Sign up for just one Sunday or a regular schedule. Every time you greet someone you get greeted in return!
- Potlucks – we have about three potlucks a year, each with a different theme. This could be a one-time commitment and doesn’t require much planning.
- Assist with memorial/funeral services – help with food planning and other duties as needed by the family.
- Memorial Flowers – coordinator needed for a new program that allows people to bring flowers to the service to acknowledge someone special. This is set up to run itself with very little coordination needed.
- Intro to UU Class – do you have any interest in history, or in moderating a brief discussion? Would you like to assist with this very short class?
Why We Serve
Helping new comers and longer term members feel part of our congregation is at the core of creating beloved community. A large portion of congregants identify “community” as a primary factor in joining, staying, and participating in a congregation. Member Services Committee members serve on the committee as a spiritual practice.