The fabric of our community is woven from the energies and efforts of those who are a part of it. Each of us brings our unique gifts to this congregation and its ministries. We believe that many hands make light work, and that we are enlivened and enriched when we gather together to make things happen!
There are many ways to get involved at First Unitarian. Some opportunities are listed below.
Anti-Racism Ministry team offers educational and activist opportunities. Contact Matt Franke-Singer at email@example.com.
Babies First Babies First provides tangible help to babies, young children, and their families in need from all parts of Tompkins County by offering free baby equipment. To get involved, contact Sue Rakow at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Care Team – The Care Team acts on behalf of the congregation to provide pastoral care and support for members and friends of the congregation who are going through challenging times. Learn more about the Care Team here.
Buildings and Grounds. Have an urge to plant a perennial, spring-clean, fix a loose hinge or wield a paintbrush in good company? Ideas and initiative are welcome! Contact Sara Catterall for more information.
Engagement and Outreach – The Engagement and Outreach team helps to welcome new attendees to FUSIT and is looking for Writers, interviewers and reporters to prepare “news stories” regarding our members’ activities within FUSIT and the larger Ithaca community and volunteers to staff the welcoming table before Sunday service and during social hour. Email Miranda Bianchi at email@example.com if you would like to help this team.
Hospitality Team – Four Hospitality Teams rotate responsibility for all aspects of greeting, ushering and registration each Sunday. For more information or to join a team, contact Fred Balfour at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ithaca Kitchen Cupboard – On the first Tuesday of every month and the last Wednesday of each even month, at 1:15 – 3:15 pm, FUSIT provides volunteers to bag groceries at this local food pantry, located inside the Salvation Army on N. Albany St. Volunteers are always needed for this Area Congregations Together (ACT) effort – email Wendy Wolfe at email@example.com.
Religious Exploration (RE) – The RE Team has responsibility for formulating the policies of the church’s educational programs and related activities, and to oversee and evaluate the religious-exploration program in accordance with the nature and philosophy of the church. To volunteer with the RE Team, please contact Emily Richards at firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about our Religious Education Program here.