The mission of the Connections Team is:

  1. Welcoming – by all and to all
  2. Connecting – improve communication of opportunities to socialize, engage, help and lead, both in our community and the community at large
  3. Streamlining – put our processes into writing, provide training to more people

The primary functions of the Connections Team are to:

  • Keep an updated visitor card file in the office as well as a current membership list.
  • Notify the office of new members as the office arranges for subscriptions to the “UU World” magazine.
  • Keep a running list of visitors and guests and a Sunday attendance list. The latter is used to contact congregants who have been absent from Services who may need assistance/or referral to Caring Community.
  • Provide Greeters for Sunday Services.
  • Keep the Welcome Table and the Welcome Desk staffed.
  • Keep the brochure rack maintained, visitor cards filled out, provide initial name tags and later requests name tags for visitors, friends, and members from the office.
  • Make a concerted effort to sit with visitors and to introduce them to others during coffee.
  • Send welcome notes to first time visitors and “missing you” notes to members and visitors as needed.
  • Publish a Church Directory every year and an update addendum as needed.
  • Hold an Orientation/Path to Membership meeting a minimum of twice a year.