Caring Committee

Karen Harris, Chair
This committee meets monthly with the minister to address pastoral needs of the congregation and for training in visiting, listening, and more. Committee members send cards, make telephone calls or visit members as appropriate.

Committee on Congregational Life

Ken Stock, Betty Stapleford and Judy Triem, Chair
This committee helps monitor the overall health of the ministries of the congregation. They review the Covenant of Right Relations of the congregation annually.

Faith Formation Team

This team works together to select curriculum for children and youth, plan multigenerational services with the minister and oversee all aspects of Faith Formation including adult programming. Policies and procedures are discussed and approved by this team, as well as Safe Congregation Practices as they pertain to children, youth and volunteers.

Mary A. Livermore Society

Ann Hewitt, Convenor

Established in the late 19th Century, the Mary A. Livermore Society has held meetings for over 100 years and is the longest standing women’s society in Ventura County. The members meet on a monthly basis to listen to the stories of their fellow members. The “Mary A’s” continue to support causes that include end-of-life issues, reproductive rights, and other women’s issues in the spirit of Mary A. Livermore who worked for women’s education as well as abolition and temperance.

Social Concerns Action Committee

Margaret Wilson and Audrey Vincent, Co-Chairs
This committee makes recommendations for First Sunday Plate donations, it oversees the Documentary Film and Potluck series and it organizes social justice community events. It meets monthly on the second Wednesday at 4 PM.

Worship Team

Ruth Ricards, Chair
This committee supports worship by serving as Worship Hosts, maintaining the supplies for Worship and planning worship services with the minister. It meets quarterly.

Safe Congregation Team

Team: Rev. Maddie, Ken Stock, Karen Harris (board representative), Krystal Johnson, and Sharon Kufeldt
The Safe Congregation Team meets to look at a number of our policies and the safety of our building and practices, as well as measures we should be taking to keep our building and each other safe during the time of COVID-19, including thoughts about our reentry once it will be safe to do so. We are considering the recommendations of the Unitarian Universalist Association as well as our insurance company, our Governor, the county and the wisdom of the scientists.

Please let Rev. Maddie know if you have interest in this effort or concerns. The Safe Congregation Team meets monthly and reports and is advisory to the Board.