Worship Committee Purpose Statement
The Worship Committee coordinates a calendar of worship services, including the speaker, topic, celebrant, and music. The committee also evaluates the effectiveness of our worship services and seeks ways to make services better serve the needs of the congregation.
Responsibilities and Scope
When the minister is not available to speak, the committee arranges a speaker or speakers to fill the role. This includes the minister’s Sundays off during the church year, summer services, and times during sabbatical. The Worship Committee works with staff to create services; this includes consulting the minister, music director, and RE director.
General Committee Expectations
It is the expectation of the UUCP congregation and Board of Directors that all committees will transparently conduct their business within the letter and spirit of the UUCP vision, mission, and bylaws. Committees are required to do the following:
- Once per year, provide a short written report to the Board summarizing the committee’s activities during the previous year and plans for the year ahead. (This report can be included as part of a budget request but is required whether a committee requests funding from the Board or not.) This report must include the name and contact information of the Committee’s current chair.
- Stay within their allotted budget (if applicable).
- Retain meeting minutes or some other record of committee decisions and activities.
- Notify the Board whenever the committee chair changes.