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We regularly review financial statements; track investment balances, make financial policy recommendations, and submit an annual budget proposal to the Board of Trustees. The Congregation votes to approve or reject the budget proposed by the Board. Monthly meetings are open to members and friends.
The Stewardship team offers the congregation inspiration for faith based generosity and gratitude on a regular basis. The team also plans and implements a pledge drive annually for members and friends to update their pledges for donations that fund the Operational Budget of UUSS.
Keyword match: instruments
We provide support sessions for people starting a self-directed program of learning to play the ukulele. We gather to exchange resources, and encourage and support one another.
Keyword match: instruments
Our Music Program is dedicated to making music an integral part of the worship experience and creating a common ground for diverse beliefs through the universality of music.
Our group focuses on environmental justice, sustainable living, worship and celebration, and earth education for adults and children to promote a sense of reverence, gratitude and care for our living Earth. To quote Tim deChristopher," We're going to start from what we know is necessary...we're going to work for what we want...bring us in alignment with our values."
UUJME is the Sacramento Chapter of Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East, a UUA related social justice organization of concerned UUs working to educate ourselves and our fellow UUs and citizens about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and its legal, moral and ethical issues in an effort to bring about peace and justice in Israel-Palestine, including a settlement of the conflict affirming the equality, dignity, freedom and security of all peoples involved.
We are an ad-hoc committee appointed by the Board in 2015 to oversee and promote coordination of the fundraising activities and programs that support and sustain the UUSS mission. Activities include scheduling and recruiting leadership for fundraising dinners, service auctions, special appeals, building donations, the annual stewardship campaign, and encouraging members and friends to remember UUSS in wills, estate plans and investment beneficiary designations. We develop a yearly and 5-year calendar and recruit and support volunteers for various activities and make recommendations to the Board of Trustees. Members with experience or inspiration in any of these areas are invited to contact us with your ideas and interest in participating.
The Endowment Trust was established in 1980 to improve and benefit UUSS and strengthen our congregation's long term vitality. Each year a percentage of the Trust's income is spent for special, nonrecurring needs of UUSS.
We raise awareness of the global and growing refugee crisis and of the needs of newly resettled refugee families in our Sacramento area. With open hearts, UUSS volunteers welcome and support refugee families, providing friendship and assistance toward empowerment and self-sufficiency. The team provides and promotes volunteer opportunities to UUSS members, families and friends. We solicit donations of money, goods and services of direct aid for refugee families and to fund our events and work at UUSS. The team coordinates our volunteer efforts with programs of the local office of the International Rescue Committee.
Keyword match: environmentalism
We seek to be a force for healing in the world by engaging with other members of the faith community for a multi-faith exploration of our spiritual and moral response to climate change and the degradation of our Earth. We will join forces with them to work for Earth Justice, consistent with our 7th principle affirming the interdependent web of which we are a part.
We gather for lectures and presentations on a wide variety of topics, such as travel to exotic places, health issues, history, unusual vocations,and entertainment. We meet September through May.
Keyword match: tournaments
Come join a social Bridge group that plays for fun. The people in the group have various skill levels and are always willing to accept newcomers whatever their skills. Party Bridge scoring is used. We meet each Monday from 1:30 to 4:15 PM in our UUSS Room 7/8. Please email us at for a reservation. Treats are provided. A small donation is appreciated.
Our team provides leadership in the areas of administration, personnel, and property management. The APMT is appointed by the board and includes two Board members and 3-4 members of the congregation who have skills and expertise in the areas of the team’s responsibility. The minister with the lead responsibility for administration is part of the team, and staff attend the meetings when appropriate.