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First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany

PROGRAMS, COMMITTEES, COUNCILS and GROUPS

For a printable list of the groups and contacts listed below, click here. To contact any of the people listed below, please call the church office at (518) 463-7135, or send an email addressed to admin@albanyuu.org.

Group Chairperson or Convener
COUNCILS (elected)
Program Coordinating Council (PCC) Patti Jo Newell
Religious Education Council (REC) Jim Hutchins
Social Responsibilities Council (SRC) Matt Lesniak
TRUST
Endowment Trust (elected) Tim Burch
STANDING COMMITTEES  (Committees and Board appointments established in bylaws)
Committee on Professional Ministry
Finance Dick Brewer
Membership Peter Brown
Nominating  Bob Franklin
Personnel Linda Hunt
Stewardship  Patti Jo Newell
VOLUNTEER POSITIONS (Board appointed)
Chalice Lighter Ambassador Peggy Sherman
Childcare Coordinator Paula Brewer
UU Connections Peggy Sherman
Interfaith Impact Liaison Don Odell
Reception Coordinator Barb Manning, Eileen Hoffman, Sandy Stone
UUSC Liaison Elena Reynolds
COMMITTEES (Board appoints chairperson) 
Annual Fellowship Dinner Bob Franklin
Building and Grounds Dave Metz
Caring Network Todd Thomas
Flower Committee Sandy Stone
Fun(d)raising Chris Jensen
Gardening Donna Meixner
History and Archives Pat Bailey
Inclusion Team TBD
Joy Library Melanie and Paul Axel-Lute
Lifespan Learning TBD
Partner Church Dave Metz
Public Relations Patti Jo Newell
Religious Services Dawn Dana
Safe Congregation Response Team Jean Poppei
SUB COMMITTEES
Art and Aesthetics (Building and Grounds) Terry Way
Fun(d)raising: Auction Randy Rosette, Linda Hunt
Fun(d)raising: Holiday Bazaar Sigrin Newell, Karen Kaufmann
Fun(d)raising: Wine and Cheese Tasting Al Berzinis
Lifespan Learning: All Sides Considered (Current Events) Jim Schlembach
Lifespan Learning: Meaning Matters Rev. Trumbore
Lifespan Learning: UU Wellspring-Sources Anny Lapinski, Liza McKinley
Lifespan Learning: Wellspring Coordinators Sharon Babala, Jan McCracken, Betsey Miller
Membership: Continuing Connections Team TBD
Membership: Mew Member Integration TBD
Membership: Welcome Team Barb Manning
SRC: Black Lives Matter Ed Hancock
SRC: End of Life Choice Task Force Nancy Willie-Schiff, Thayer Heath
SRC: Focus Food Pantry Liaison Patty Burch
SRC: Green Sanctuary Chris Bystroff
SRC: Peace Team Ed Hancock
PROGRAMS and ACTIVITIES
Albany UU Humanists Don Odell
Bridge No chair
Choir Kathy Harris
Circle Dinners Peggy and John Sherman
Men’s Group-Monday Chuck Manning
 Men’s Group-Sunday Don Odell
 Pastoral Care Associates Randy Rosette
Philosophy Discussion Group Larry Gambino
Projects and Quilts (Ps & Qs) Barb Manning
Small Group Ministry Rev. Trumbore
UU Weekend at Silver Bay Meredith Mercer
Walker Book Club Linda Hunt