Our wonderful minister and staff provide an administrative and executive core to plan, organize, and carry out our UUCLB’s activities together with our membership and church friends. Your gift of your skills, talents, and labor are essential to the work of our church operations, to sustaining our church community, and to serving and communicating with our local and larger communities.

Church members may serve on the democratically-elected Board of Trustees, and members and friends serve on various committees and teams, ranging from maintaining this website, to planning and assisting with Sunday worship programs, and many more. Some of these activities require a continuing commitment, but many can make use of your occasional or sporadic assistance.

Below are some of the areas in which you can give of your time and talents, supporting CHURCH OPERATIONS, and COMMUNITY OUTREACH. Visit the Act pages to find further ways to get involved.

CHURCH OPERATIONS

Contact the Church Administrator to be connected with the organizers for these activities (where no other link is given).

Monthly Work Parties

Everyone is welcome to pitch in for a Saturday morning once a month to work on maintenance and cleaning of the the church facilities and grounds. Work parties happen on the second Saturday of every month from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm on the church campus. A nice lunch is always prepared for our volunteers.

Events/Holidays

Special events and holidays provide opportunities to pitch in on planning, publicity, decoration, food prep and service, and many other ways.

Vegetable Gardening

The vegetable garden on the UUCLB grounds provides an opportunity to get your hands and knees dirty and provide bounty for events at church, and members of our church and area communities.

Ushers

Ushers greet and assist those entering the church for the Sunday services.

Greeters

Greeters welcome those coming to the Sunday services as they enter the grounds

Choir

The UUCLB Choir, a group of approximately 30 singers, provide a music in a variety of styles for the 11:00 am services. Learn more here.

Lifespan Religious Education

The Lifespan Religious Education Program at UUCLB is carried out by a diverse team of volunteers, with the oversight of the Director of Lifespan Religious Education. Opportunities include leading or supporting Sunday morning programming or special projects for children and youth, and leading or supporting evening or weekend programs for adults.

Pastoral Care

The Pastoral Care Team is comprised of volunteers who provide support to members experiencing difficulty. Volunteers provide meals, comfort, and transportation to medical appointments on a temporary basis.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Coffee and Conversation

Coffee and Conversation with the ESL class at St. Athanasius Church continues monthly on the 1st Thursday and the 3rd Tuesday from 7:00 to 8:00 PM. This is an excellent opportunity to be involved with the greater Long Beach community and to provide a valuable experience for students eager to learn English. For additional information, please visit the Social Action Table after worship services or contact Gehl Davis.

Lunches for People Who Are Homeless

Every two months, UUCLB participates in the St. Luke’s Sandwich Program. In March, we had a good turnout out of eager volunteers and made 200 lunches in a 45 minutes! More Volunteers = More Lunches for us to deliver to St. Luke’s on Saturday morning!

Guest Chef

Bring dinner to the residents of Project Achieve, our homeless shelter, by being part of their Guest Chef program. Your program group or committee can select a date to prepare, transport, serve and share a meal. Or you may sign up as an individual to help a group on that date or an alternative date. You may visit the Social Action table after worship services or you may leave a message for Patty Benoit, Sandy Kroll, or Pauline McMahon in the church office at (562) 597-8445.

Project Achieve

The Project Achieve homeless shelter is in need of small, unused travel sized toiletries, toothpaste, toothbrushes, dental floss, shampoo, conditioner, lotion and small bars of soap. There is a need for tube socks also. Please bring these items to the Membership and Social Action tables on Sundays. Joan Marshall is available to provide additional information at this link.