Ministerial Search Committee
The Boise UU Ministerial Search Committee was formed in April 2014 to guide the congregation through the UUA ministerial search process.
Periodically reviews and proposes updates or changes to our bylaws as needed.
Canvasses members for possible candidates for the Board positions.
Interim Ministry Transition Team
Appointed by the board of directors, the Interim Ministry Transition (IMTT) team acts as a resource for the interim minister and the congregation to prepare the congregation for its selection of a settled minister. IMTT gathers information (informal and with congregational workshops) including the history, organizational structure, functional style and process, and aspirations at BUUF.
COMMITTEES REPORTING TO THE BOARD
Our vision is to facilitate adequate staffing for a growing and vibrant BUUF Community while promoting fair and equitable compensation and benefits for staff.
Bridge Event Center (BEC)
The Bridge Event Center (BEC) employs two Event Coordinators and 5+ support staff to manage events held at our facility.
Building & Maintenance Committee
Maintains the Boise Unitarian Unversalist Fellowship’s building to provide a comfortable and safe environment for Fellowship activities. Responsible for maintenance and upkeep of BUUF’s building.
Function as a team to develop financial methodologies to help BUUF fund the vision. Ensure financial transparency, responsibility and stability and help move BUUF from needs-based financial processes to vision-based processes of abundance.
Provides opportunities for BUUF members and friends and perhaps the community to participate in creative fundraising activities that promote fellowship and support BUUF's vision and ministry.
Produces a live and silent auction once a year in February.
- Auction Committee
Campus Development Committee
Studies campus development from a physical plant (and related furnishing and amenities) standpoint, including timelines, processes, and financing. Make recommendations regarding same to the Board of Trustees for further presentations to the congregation as appropriate.
Responsible for the communication aspect of BUUF in order to provide the best possible information access for members and staff. Oversees Informational Technology, Website Management, and Social Media.
Information Technology (IT) Committee
The IT committee addresses BUUF technological and information needs. The group is committed to taking the current and future desires that BUUF groups have related to IT and implementing working solutions.
Monitors and makes necessary changes and updates to BUUF’s website: www.boiseuu.org, to provide easily accessible and current information about BUUF.
The Fellowship Strand facilitates communication and organization of committees and groups focused on welcoming and involving newcomers, nurturing year-round fiscal generosity, caring for individuals in the congregation, celebrations and supporting affinity groups.
Works to help people find a place in the fellowship so they can feel supported and engaged with BUUF. Currently, our actions include Newcomer Greeters, newcomer information packets, welcome chats, welcome letters, follow up phone calls and NewUU classes.
Fellowship Connections Team
Seeks to make opportunities for involvement in BUUF known and easily accessible to all who wish to connect with others at BUUF in meaningful ways. The Team helps link members and friends into the activities and opportunities available at BUUF. It also makes public exciting new small group activities to attract similarly interested individuals.
The Stewardship Council is a year round standing committee which supports all efforts to secure and sustain the financial health of BUUF. A primary responsibility is providing planning, leadership and volunteers for the conduct of the Annual Giving Drive.
Annual Giving Team (AGD Drive) 2015
The AGD team performs the essential task of conducting a yearly pledge drive to support BUUF’s operating budget. Its goal is abundance and reliability of financial resources to meet BUUF's needs.
Congregational Care Team
Guided by compassion and generosity of spirit and in collaboration with the minister, the CCT provides emotional, perhaps spiritual, support to members and friends in their times of stress, loss, or joy. Offers support with things like emergency food, monetary needs, post-surgery help, support while grieving, etc. See the Congregational Care Team page.
Plans potlucks, other social events and organizes volunteer efforts to make such festivities possible.
The Worship Committee creates meaningful worship experiences that are the heart of our community and which nurture hearts, challenge minds and inspire actions of compassion and justice. The committee plans and facilitates worship services for the BUUF community in collaboration with the Minister, including music, readings, speakers, ushers, etc. The recent leadership transition of the Worship Committee was successful and the Committee has long term and new members. In the congregational survey the Worship service was frequently mentioned as one of our greatest strengths.
The Music Committee works to enhance the Fellowship’s musical life, in worship and in other events. The facilitate participation in making and enjoying music, take care of the Fellowship’s musical instruments, its choral library and other music resources. They support the Music Director in her responsibilities of collaboration, coordination, recruiting volunteers and directing music at BUUF.
The Hospitality Committee is responsible for making coffee and bringing snacks for the social time held after Sunday Services. They also ensure the coffee and food areas are cleaned up after events.
Religious Exploration for Children and Youth – RE Team
The RE Team works directly with the Director of Religious Exploration to create a welcoming spiritual home for children, youth and their families. They provide support to Sunday classroom guides and advisors weekly and facilitate family gatherings throughout the year. Their community collaboration provides safe spaces and loving circles for children, youth and their families that foster playfulness, inquisitiveness, and diverse relationships.
Adult Religious Education
The Adult Education Program at the Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship seeks to foster growth in individual intellectual, emotional, and spiritual lives, strengthen our sense of community, and support our congregation’s engagement in the religious, social, and cultural issues of our time.
Quest: A Personal Spiritual Journey
Quest: a Spiritual Journey, was created to help Unitarian Universalists seek a deeper understanding of, and commitment to, their spiritual journey. This is a journey we take alone, but one that is strengthened by those who walk with us in community.
The BUUF Library aims to be a resource for educational and spiritual growth for its people, youth through lifetime. It includes a broad range of contemporary and historical thought and wisdom.
The History Keepers foster a sense in our BUUF community that our history is part of who we are now and in the future. They collect and retain memories in the hope that the insights they offer will serve BUUF well in our liberal religious and spiritual journey.
Interior Design Committee
Ensures that Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship’s communal interior space provides a warm and welcoming environment for current and future members, friends, and visitors.
Art Exhibit Task Force
Recommends artists and their art for exhibit in BUUF’s gallery in the south hallway.
Creates a landscape in harmony with the spirit of community that is the BUUF essence and in harmony with the climate and soils of the arid Boise environment. Holds work parties in spring and fall to help with landscaping, planting, and maintenance of BUUF’s lovely grounds.
Provides guidance, training, aids, and expertise to help congregants minimize and mitigate events that compromise their health and safety at BUUF.
Partner Church Committee
The Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship has had a partnership with the Unitarian congregation in Mészkő, Transylvania since 1993. The partner church committees of both congregations work to sustain our global partnership, promoting international awareness, human rights, and a better world. Over the years, our congregation has participated in a number of initiatives to help better the lives of our partners.
Rainbow Outreach Connections Committee (ROC)
The Rainbow Outreach Committee is the Fellowship’s liaison with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, and friends (LGBTQIAF) community. Its responsibilities include communicating to the LGBTQIAF community that BUUF is a safe, welcoming, inclusive religious home for LGBTQIAF people; creating and maintaining relationships with LGBTQIAF organizations; and identifying opportunities for the congregation to assist the LGBTQIAF community in achieving its goals within the larger society.
OUR HOME STRAND
JUSTICE OUTREACH MINISTRY
The Justice Outreach Ministry provides the congregation with opportunities for meaningful justice work and supports efforts of groups within the congregation.