Search Begins for Membership Coordinator
We’re very excited to announce the creation of this new position to enhance the experience and engagement of all of our members. In addition to coordinating the process of welcoming our guests and helping them through the process of joining, the Membership Coordinator will work with our entire congregation in helping to connect member interests and skills with volunteer needs. She or he will need to be adept at managing large amounts of data while being comfortable in one-on-one and group conversations with guests, new members and ongoing members—at home before spreadsheets and at ease in deep discussion about the need for our members to support the congregation with their time, energy and financial resources. This three-quarter time position will require regular Sunday morning responsibilities and the capacity to work a flexible schedule including occasional weekend activities in addition to Sunday mornings. Ideally, this person will also have extensive experience in the congregation, a proven record of volunteer engagement, and evidence of consistent, generous support of our mission and ends. UUCC policies commit us to compensate all professional staff in ways that meet or exceed the UUA’s Fair Compensation Guidelines including salary and benefits. For more details about the Membership Coordinator position, please refer to the most current issue of Voices. If you are interested in being considered for this position, please send your resume along with a message detailing why you are interested and what you might bring to this role to our Adult Programming Coordinator, Martha Kniseley at email@example.com
Habitat for Humanity Work Date
Our next volunteer date is Saturday, September 20 from 8:00 to 4:00 p.m. for ages 16+. As part of Habitat’s Critical Home Repair Program for low income homeowners, our 6-8 volunteers will work on porch rail and interior flooring repairs, landscaping, weatherization, and exterior cleaning. No experience or tools are necessary and all skill levels are welcome. To register for the volunteer day, go to https://habitatcharlotte.volunteerconnect.com/unitarian-church-of-charlotte/full where there is a clickable “Select” box toward the bottom of the page. If you have any problems, contact Habitat’s Volunteer Coordinator, Beth Reichert at firstname.lastname@example.org or (704) 716-7077. The UUCC coordinator for this event is Mary, email@example.com.
Discussion on Climate Change, Sunday, September 21
As a follow-up to Melissa Mummert’s sermon on taking action on climate change, UUCC member and Clean Air Carolina Executive Director, June Blotnick will offer the congregation an opportunity to learn about the EPA’s first-ever proposed rules on limiting carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants and how UUs can get engaged in this process. National hearings were held in July and a Charlotte Public Hearing will be held on September 9 at Myers Park Baptist Church. Join us on Sunday, September 21 at 1:00 p.m. in the Bernstein Room for this important discussion. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rev. Dr. William Barber to Speak at UUCC
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, president of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP, will be our Guest Speaker on Sunday, September 28 at both the 9:15 and 11:15 a.m. services. Dr. Barber will be with us on a weekend in which Unitarian Universalists will join with Democracy NC in working to encourage voting in our area.
UUCC Friday Film Series Kicks Off Friday, September 26
All ages are invited to the kick-off of the UUCC Friday Film Series on Friday, September 26 at 7:00 p.m. We will be entertained by renowned ragtime pianist, Ethan Uslan, who just won the "World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest," Memorial Day Weekend 2014. Ethan will provide the music for the classic silent movie—The General starring Buster Keaton. Childcare is provided for the very young (under 5). Please sign up in Freeman Hall or email email@example.com. ALSO, you may PRE-ORDER/PRE-PAY for dinner to be served from 6:00-6:50 p.m. PASTA & PROVISIONS will provide vegetarian or meat entrees, a salad, bread, and dessert for only $6.50 a person. Please stop by the Adult Programming Table in Freeman Hall to pre-order and pre-pay.
September is Bring-Your-Camera-to-Church Month
A task group organized under the UUCC’s Communications Team is developing our next generation website. The current website has served us well but is in need of a “refresh” and more functionality for members. Key to the success of the project will be finding new, compelling images that capture who we are as a spiritual community. The website task group has discussed utilizing the skills of both the amateur and professional photographers amongst us, and declaring September “Bring-Your-Camera-to-Church Month”. When you are ready to upload photos, please send an email to UUphotos@icloud.com. Put “UUphotos” in the subject line—nothing else. We will send you login information for our online photo collection website and instructions for posting.
Read About What’s Going On…
Voices newsletter is published bi-weekly and mailed to the members of the UUC Charlotte congregation. The most recent 4 issues can be always be found here for you to download either as an alternative to receiving an issue in the mail or if you need to refer to an earlier issue.