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Our Culture of Service

UUCA has a vibrant culture of service. From our Hospitality and Inclusion Team to our social justice groups, we dedicate our time and talents to support our vibrant faith community, as well as the larger Atlanta community.

UUCA offers a variety of committees, ministries, fellowship groups and volunteer opportunities. Whether you enjoy singing in the choir, planning fundraising events, or serving coffee in the Social Hall, UUCA has something for you.

There are many ways to get involved at UUCA, based on your individual time, talents, and interests. Joining one of of our service teams is a great way to get involved and meet new people.

Service Teams

Coffee Team

Help keep our community running with the UUCA Coffee Team! We serve fair-trade coffee every Sunday morning. Volunteers serve one Sunday a month. Contact Coffeeteam@uuca.org for more information, or sign up for a Sunday at the coffee table.

UUCA Bookstore

The UUCA Bookstore is a community favorite. We provide our community with essential literature about Unitarian Universalism, along with other new and used books that support you on your individual faith journey. The UUCA Bookstore is open every Sunday after each service. To volunteer, contact Cate Duggar at Bookstore@uuca.org.

Wonderful Wednesday

The centerpiece of each week’s programming is our community dinner. Meals are served by UUCA groups and families, with proceeds benefiting UUCA programs and other good causes. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children 4 and older, free for children under 3. There is a $20 family maximum, and no one is turned away for inability to pay. To host a dinner, contact Jerolyn Lowry at jlowery@uuca.org.

Office Volunteers

Office Volunteers are the foundation of UUCA operations. Ever wonder who prints the Order of Service, maintains important records, or answers the phone when you want to know what we’re serving for Wonderful Wednesday? All UUCA programs depend on the dedication of our amazing volunteers. We need regular volunteers throughout the week. Interested? Email Nicole.Pressley@uuca.org.

Deposit Team

This team records donations in our database and prepares weekly deposit for the bank. The time commitment is no more than a few hours a week. Contact our Office Administrator, Travis Vaughn III, at Travis.Vaughn@uuca.org.

Hospitality and Inclusion Team

Our welcome ministry is where we build the future of UUCA. We need compassionate and energetic folks who love meeting new people. Greet visitors on Sunday morning as an usher, support our Inquirers class for newcomers, or volunteer at the Welcome Table to chat with folks about UUCA congregational life. Join us by contacting Barbara Begner at Barbara.Begner@uuca.org.

Multimedia Team

The Multimedia Team is a volunteer group that works behind the scenes at all of our Sunday services. They show up early to set up microphones and run sound, lights, slide shows, videos, and they manage our live steam during the service. We are looking for new folks. Experience is not requiredwe can train anyone who wants to join. Contact mediateam@uuca.org to get started.

Care Ministries

Lay Ministers

Our pastoral care lay ministers work with our professional ministers to meet the spiritual and emotional needs of our congregants in times of stress and crisis, as well as to share joyful transitions. To connect with a lay minister, contact Pastoral Care at PastoralCare@uuca.org.

Outreach and Visitation Team

We want to make sure that homebound congregants, those who are in fragile health or for other reasons are not able to participate in our UUCA activities, stay connected. We make calls, send cards, and make home visits. If you are in this situation or know of someone who is, contact Nina West at Nina.West@ucca.org.

Fellowship Groups

Women Empowered

We are a inter-generational group of women who meet monthly to build friendships, create opportunities for spiritual growth, and work on community-building and social justice projects. Check out the UUCA Event Calendar for the next meeting. We hope to see you there. Contact us at womenempowered@uuca.org.

The Whitney Young, Jr. Society

We are a fellowship of African Americans, working within UUCA, to help us achieve our highest aspirations to be a beacon of anti-racism, anti-oppression, and multiculturalism for our faith, city, nation, and world. We plan various social, educational, and performance events. Contact: Christian Harden at Christian.Harden@uuca.org.

Men’s Fellowship

Our monthly discussion group meets to supports men through spiritually nourishing connection. We’d love to get to know you. Join us at our regular monthly meeting or contact Sven Lovegren@uuca.org.

Modern Mind

We discuss social and cultural ideas and concerns of interest to Unitarian Universalists. To facilitate this end, members suggest and democratically elect books to guide their discussions. Guided by The Seven Principles, Modern Mind offers a welcoming community for personal growth through discussion of diverse perspectives.

Spirituality Groups

Buddhist Meditation Group

The Buddhist Meditation Group gathers each Sunday morning to practice. Beginners are welcome and invited to come 15 minutes early for introduction and instruction. Join us Sunday mornings before the first service.

L’Chaim

L’Chaim is a group for Jewish awareness and celebrations, including the High Holy Days (Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur) and Passover. Contact: Carole Galanty at carolegalanty@uuca.org.

Jesus Seminar Study Group

This monthly discussion and book group concentrates on topics related to the historical Jesus, including the social, political, and theological context of early Christianity. Contact: Sven Lovegren at sven.lovegren@uuca.org

Earth-Centered/Pagan Group

Join us in planning ritual observances like Lammas, solstice, and more. Kimberley Wright coordinates this group. Contact info coming soon.

Lifestage Social Groups

Forever Young

We’re a group of UU’s in their 60s or older. Activities include share-the-cost of dinner and drinks in members’ homes or eating out and/or attending theater together. Check out our events on the UUCA Calendar.

NextGen

We are an eclectic group of folks born between 1965 and 1985, give or take a couple of years. Our monthly parties are hosted in the homes of our members on the third Saturday of the month. Join us to get to know more folks at UUCA. Contact us at NextGen@uuca.org.

UU Young Adults

We’re a group of millennial Unitarian Universalists. Contact Sean Golan at Sean.Golan@uuca.org to join us for our next gathering.

TBD

We are a social group for all born berween 1950 and 1970 (or thereabouts). Regular events include a monthly Fourth Friday Party at members’ homes and second Sunday group lunches, with other activities and outings as suggested by members. For more information, email the group’s leaders at tbd@uuca.org.

UUCA Music and Arts Groups

Performing Arts Coordinating Team (PACT)

UUCA has a rich tradition of involvement in the arts, from its exciting music program to our historic theater program, under the oversight of the Performing Arts Coordinating Team (PACT). UUCA sponsors a lively series of performing arts events including, Coffeehouse, which features guest musicians from a wide variety of musical genres. Our Wine, Cheese & Spoken Word series spotlights poets and authors reading from their work and includes an open mic session for local spoken word artists. Check out upcoming performance on the Music and the Arts page.

UUCA Movement Choir

The Movement Choir aims to create a new visual and physical element to worship and to make our worship service more accessible. Led by Elizabeth Field, members of the Movement Choir learn simple moves to accompany music in Sunday worship service. All bodies and abilities are welcome to join. Join us for weekly rehearsals on Thursdays at 6:00 pm.

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