Provides leaders for classes of interest
Chet Pletzke : 941-383-9773 email@example.com
Maintains church history.
Linda Cordisco: 412-260-1078 firstname.lastname@example.org
Meets monthly. Promotes inclusion of the arts in the Sunday services, assists with special cultural programs and organizes art exhibits.
Board of Trustees
Dale Anderson 614-307-2962 email@example.com
Meets in the Robert Lexow Wing on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM. Guides policies and committees. Members welcome
Chet Pletzke: 941-383-9773 firstname.lastname@example.org
Terri Holsinger: 317-753-2172
Facilitates the online Breeze program including the Directory, Website, Calendar and more
Buildings & Grounds
Dick Happy & Diane Happy: 941-316-6499 email@example.com
Ed Loomis: 773-484-5069 firstname.lastname@example.org
Responsible for maintenance and improvement of the physical plant and equipment. Maintains all gardens with Tuesday morning volunteers always welcomed.
Pastoral Care/Rev. Beth Miller email@example.com/Rev. Budd Friend-Jones/Rev. Doug Wadkins
Provides short term home/hospital/rehab visits, cards, meals, transportation to doctor, referrals to area agencies and other needs as required.
Susan Brucklacher/Rev. Beth Miller
The small groups foster Deep Thinking/Deep Listening in our congregation.
Robert Lischetti : 941-926-2766 Pat Sindlinger, Librarian
The choir sings twice a month on Sunday mornings and practices on Thursday evenings.
Judi Hennard : 941-373-0530 firstname.lastname@example.org
Responsible for the design and beautification of rooms.
Emerson Memorial Garden
Diane Happy: 941-316-6499 email@example.com
This group cares for the Memorial Garden and many other gardens on our lovely property. Meets Tuesday mornings. Tools supplied.
Emerson Memorial Library
Valerie Kerwin : 941-755-7431 firstname.lastname@example.org
Maintains our library and sells books of UU interest at the monthly Book Table
Jim Craig: 941-751-5194 email@example.com
Manages church's endowment funds.
Dick Happy: 941-316-6499 firstname.lastname@example.org
Provides oversight of all finances and makes recommendations to the Board. Provides annual audit, assists Treasurer and Pledge Committee as needed/requested.
Flea Market OPEN
Recycle your unneeded items (except clothing) and pick up some great finds. Have a lot of fun and serious work with the people who participate in this annual event.
Marie Keeney: 941-350-9868 email@example.com, Jane Rose co-chair
Meets first Sunday each month to review past Forums and plan future topics. Members and friends are invited to attend and present their ideas.
Get Together Dinners
Lynda Hill, Catherine Dente, Carole Malone: 941-755-3627 firstname.lastname@example.org
Reservations required for once a month dinners held in members' homes. Each person contributes a portion of the meal
Green Team OPEN
The Green Team advocates and educates to promote environmental justice and a sustainable way of life in order to leave a healthier planet for future generations.
Wilda Meier: 941-924-0706 email@example.com
Focuses on Gay and Lesbian and Transgender issues meeting once a month in members' homes with a discussion and potluck.
Catherine Bonner firstname.lastname@example.org
Meetings are set for the 1st Thursday each month at 1pm. Contact Catherine Bonner for the link to the Zoom meeting.
Staffs Welcome Center on Sundays, assists with census, supports activities to involve members in church, conducts New Member luncheon and orientation programs.
Dee Widder email@example.com
Assists minister with memorial services by providing hospitality and refreshments.
Klaus Obermeit: 941-780-7763 firstname.lastname@example.org
Maintains and operates the church's audio and visual equipment.
Charles Schneeberger 941-210-4661 email@example.com
Presents a slate of candidates for officers and trustees of the Church Board, and for the Nominating Committee, which are voted on by the membership at the annual meeting.
Mary Montgomery 505-235-4931 firstname.lastname@example.org
Publicizes our relationship with a Unitarian church in Transylvania
Ava Whaley : 941-922-7565 email@example.com
Develops public relations outreach for communication about the church.
Mary Lou Keller 941-377-9815 firstname.lastname@example.org
Meets Monthly to strategically plan the education of our youth in coordination with the Director of Religious Education, Catherine Bonner.
Bob Kester: 941-408-3185 email@example.com
Reviews safety procedures for activities conducted on the UUCS campus as well as at UUCS Lakewood Ranch functions. Meets on an "as needed" basis.
Karen Bush: KMBSarasota@gmail.com
This is our major annual fundraiser. Participate by offering goods and services, and then placing your own bids on amazing meals, tremendous trips, rides to the airport, visits to museums, and much more.
Sharron Howard: 302-388-9715 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Social Justice Committee is dedicated to working on a local, national and international level to identify social justice issues, and to educating and involving our congregation regarding these needs.
Bet and Bill Cummings 941-914-8387
Stewardship Is entrusted with the growing, nurturing, and building of our congregants' gifts and talents and promotes the spirit that influences our service to each other and the greater community.
Terrie-Anne Bajorek: 606-922-4523 email@example.com
Provides drinks and snacks for the congregation after the service.
Heather and Ethan Massa firstname.lastname@example.org
Coordinates potlucks held after the service on the second Sunday of each month.
Sunday Service Arrangements
Bill Geller: 941-346-0810 email@example.com
Each Sunday four ushers welcome church attendees. We distribute the Order of Service, collect the offering and track attendance.
Coordination of selection of interim Minister 2020 and settled minister for 2022
UU Service Committee
Linda Bodycomb: 410-610-9118
Keeps the congregation informed of the UUSC which is a worldwide organization to help others at home and abroad.
Website Design and Maintenance
Klaus Obermeit : 941-780-7763 firstname.lastname@example.org
Solicits and adds content to our website and keeps information about our busy and vibrant church up-to-date for the world wide web.
Klaus Obermeit : 941-780-7763 email@example.com
Consults with the minister in the planning, implementation and evaluation of all Sunday services. Selects, invites and hosts all guest speakers when the minister is not in the pulpit.