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Councils & Committees



Communication Council exists to create standardized guidelines for official Church communications, both internal and external, and to ensure that those communications are regulated ethically, fairly, and responsibly.

For more information about this committee, please contact the Congregational Administrator at cadmin@uuithaca.org or 607-273-7521, ext. 21

Members of this Council are the persons responsible for: web site, bulletin boards, brochures, sound, library, and church bulletins.


Finance Council creates the annual budget and oversees all fiscal doings for First Unitarian Society.

Chair, Jennifer Streid-Mullen streidmull@aol.com, 607-351-3087

Members of this Council are the chairpersons of the following committees: Buildings and Grounds, Endowment, Stewardship, Personnel, Finance


Membership Council oversees and coordinates the efforts of committees seeking to bring our Unitarian-Universalist message to an ever-increasing number of people.

Chair: none, please contact Mark Pedersen cadmin@uuithaca.org

Members of this Council are the chair, or contact persons for the following committees and groups: Outreach, Small Group Ministry, Sociables, Young Adult, Nominating, Newcomers, Diners' Club


Program Coordinating Council plans broad program initiatives and facilitates the coordination of—and communication among—the church's many and varied programs.

Contact: Whitney Wiggins wwiggins64@gmail.com

Any committee needing to schedule events on the church calendar sends a representative to PCC meetings.


Religious Education Council has responsibility for formulating the policies of the church's educational programs and related activities, and overseeing and evaluating the religious-education program in accordance with the philosophy of the church.

Contact: Celia Morgan at sheepthrills36@gmail.com

Responsibilities of this Council include the scheduling of: Adult RE, Affirmations and Adult Forums.


Social Justice Council exists to inform the congregation about important social and humanitarian needs and issues, and to provide avenues for constructive service and action. It also serves as the liaison between our church and the national Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC), keeping members informed about, and facilitating participation in, UUSC projects.  The Council also selects recipients of the weekly shared offering from local and other not-for-profits.

Contact: Jackie Jablonski 607-319-4271

Under the umbrella of this Council are hands-on activities Babies First, Friendship Center Lunches, Kitchen Cupboard volunteers), and Action Teams (Health Care Reform, Civil Liberties, Anti-Racism, Anti-Fracking, Anti-War, Latin American Concerns, (DOVE) Demonstrating Our Values through Eating). 


Babies First

Buildings and Grounds Committee

Care Team

Celebrations Committee

Committee on Ministry

Denominational Affairs

Endowments and Investments

Enhancement Committee

Hazel's Back Yard

Music Committee

Nominating Committee

Newcomers Committee

Personnel Committee


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