Note: This page has links to the charters of committees and groups. In some cases committees and groups have changed over time to function in ways more informal than specified in the charters.
Heritage UU Church congregants can also view Email Addresses of Staff and Volunteers.
Accounts Payable Treasurer
The Church Administrator fills the role of Accounts Payable Treasurer.
Accounts Receivable Treasurer
The Accounts Receivable Treasurer keeps track of incoming money from pledges and the collection plate.
Any church member or friend may join the HUUC Announcements group on Google. HUUC Announcements Email List Guidelines. To sign up for the group, send a request to the Church Administrator.
Anti-Racism Social Justice Contact
See the Addressing Racism section of the Faith in Action Initiatives page.
The Art Committee exists to enhance the visual appeal of shared church spaces (excludes Religious Exploration classrooms and all business and personal offices). Art Committee Charter.
Heritage Church sometimes displays artworks in the Great Hall, with some or all of the proceeds from sales of these works going to the church’s operating fund. A volunteer oversees this effort.
The Auction task force plans and implements Heritage’s largest fundraising event of the year. Auction Committee Charter.
Babes with Books (Women’s Book Club)
This women’s book club meets monthly to discuss that month’s selection. The group is open to all female members and friends of Heritage Church, and having read the book is not a requirement. Babes with Books description.
Babes with Books has a Google Group that acts as an email listserv. To join, email your request to the Church Administrator.
Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees is the governing body of Heritage UU Church. To know who is on the Board, please see Board of Trustees members.
The Board of Trustees elects one of its members to be the President, who presides at meetings and is the chief administrative officer of the church.
Board Vice President
The Board of Trustees elects one of its members to be the Vice President, who carries out the duties of the President in the latter’s absence and is charged with organizational responsibilities related to the standing committees of the church.
The Board of Trustees selects a church member for the office of Secretary, who is responsible for Board and congregational meeting notifications and minutes, and for maintaining the official records of the church.
The Building group oversees the maintenance and renovations of the Heritage church building, and the systems used in support of the building. Building Committee Charter.
To have a church-related event or meeting posted on the online calendar, send your request to our Church Administrator.
The Caring Circle meets the pastoral care needs of the Heritage Church congregation through care and compassion. This involves such things as visiting congregants in their home or hospital, preparing and delivering meals to those recovering from an illness or surgery, and sending out cards of support and concern. Caring Circle Charter.
Chalice Circles are small groups which have the main objective of strengthening the congregation by drawing us into mutual ministry. Chalice Circle Program Description. Questions about Chalice Circles should be directed to the SeniorMinister.
When the church building is open, the choir sings on many Sundays from autumn through spring. Choir description. Contact the Choir Director for more information.
See the Choir Director section of the Minister and Staff page.
See the Church Administrator section of the Minister and Staff page.
Heritage UU Church has a Council made up of Board members and committee chairs or representatives. All interested church members are invited to attend meetings. The Council usually meets two to three times a year. The Board Vice President is responsible for organizing Council meetings.
The Church Historian maintains and researches the historical papers of Heritage Church.
Clara Barton Guild (aka, “The Sisterhood”)
The Clara Barton Guild not only provides sisterly fellowship among the church’s women, but raises monies to support various worthy causes both within the church and beyond. In keeping with the Universalist attitude and tradition, all women of the congregation continue to be considered part of the umbrella of the Clara Barton Guild, no matter how many or few of the activities are attended. Clara Barton Guild description. Clara Barton Guild History.
The Guild also has an Annual Holiday Dinner.
Committee on Ministry
The Committee on Ministry counsels and supports the minister, and works to care for and strengthen the overall ministry of Heritage Church. Committee on Ministry Charter.
A group of people are involved in communications in the church.
If you would like to submit an article to appear in the monthly Heirloom newsletter, send it as an attached Word document (or copied and pasted in the body of the email) to the newsletter editor. Call church office at 513-231-8634 to learn the email address to use.
If you would like to have a brief announcement in the weekly email “Our Heritage Connection,” send it to the Church Administrator.
Community Chalice Meals Coordinator
Community Chalice Meals (also called Circle Suppers in the past) involve several families sharing a meal in someone’s home.
“Council” may refer to either the Heritage Church Council or the UU Council of Greater Cincinnati.
Informal, small-group conversations about death and dying.
Director of Lifespan Faith Development
See the Director of Lifespan Faith Development section of the Minister and Staff page.
End-of-Life Ministry Team
This team works in a number of ways to provide ministry at the end of life. For details, see Heritage Church End-of-Life Ministry. For more information, contact the Senior Minister.
The Endowment Committee manages and operates the church’s endowment fund. Endowment Committee Operating Policy.
The Finance Committee oversees and manages the church finances, makes budget projections, issues quarterly and end-of-year financial reports, and works closely with the trustees of the Board and the Senior Minister in looking at current and long term financial issues. Finance Committee Charter.
General Assembly Delegates
See UUA General Assembly Delegates, below.
Get Acquainted Dinner Coordinator
Periodically through the year, a Get Acquainted Dinner is held for recent visitors to the church, as an opportunity to get to know newcomers as well as church leaders.
Greater Anderson Promotes Peace Contact
See the Greater Anderson Promotes Peace section of the Faith in Action Initiatives page.
People acting as greeters on Sunday mornings help make newcomers feel welcome and provide information on the church.
The Grounds group maintains the Heritage property in a manner that makes it inviting and pleasant to church members, friends and visitors, and in a manner that is least damaging to the environment. Grounds Committee Charter.
Healthy Cooking Classes
Volunteers offer these classes several times a year to train food pantry users, youth, and others how to cook healthy meals. See the Healthy Cooking Classes section of the Faith in Action Initiatives page.
Hospitality, Coffee and Kitchen
A group of people work together to handle hospitality for our church on Sunday mornings.
Inter Parish Ministry Contact
See the Inter Parish Ministry section of the Faith in Action Initiatives page.
Kroger Plus Card Rewards Program Coordinator
Church members and friends who shop at Kroger can arrange to have their Kroger Plus Card trigger donations from Kroger to the church. There is no cost to the shopper for this donation. Kroger Plus Card Program procedure.
The church has a collection of books that can be borrowed by congregants.
For inquiries about membership, please contact the Board President.
A group of men form each year for fellowship and service. New participants are welcomed each year in the fall. For contact information, connect with the Church Administrator.
MidAmerica Regional Assembly Delegates
Heritage Church belongs to the MidAmerica Region of the Unitarian Universalist Association. The region holds annual regional assemblies, to which Heritage Church sends delegates. If you are interested in being a delegate, contact the Board President.
See the Minister and Staff page.
The Music Committee builds and supports a music program that is diverse and inclusive in style, theme, and experience level, and that enhances both the worship experience and the community ministry of Heritage Church. Music Committee Charter.
The Heirloom newsletter provides a variety of church-related information to subscribers. Call the church office at 513-231-8634 to get the email address to use.
Each year the Board of Trustees appoints church members to a Nominating Committee, which nominates people to stand for election for various positions in the church. For more information, contact the Board President.
Outreach Offering Coordinator
The Outreach Offering Coordinator plans and administer the outreach offering, in which money that is collected in the offering plate on the first and third Sundays of the month is donated to selected nonprofit groups outside the church.
The Pagan group uses earth-based ritual and modern pagan practice in meetings and worship services.
The Personnel Committee maintains employee records, oversees (in consultation with their supervisor) annual employee evaluations for non-ordained church staff, consults by request if issues/disagreements of a Personnel/Human Resources nature arises, and makes annual salary recommendations for non-ordained staff. Personnel Committee Charter.
Pride (LGBTQ) Coordinator
See the Cincinnati Pride section of the Faith in Action Initiatives page.
Religious Exploration Teachers
Religious Exploration teachers and assistants teach preschool through junior high students on Sunday mornings. To get in contact with a teacher or serve as one yourself, contact the Director of Lifespan Faith Development.
See the Senior Minister section of the Minister and Staff page.
See the Clara Barton Guild, above.
Social Justice Collaborative
See the Social Justice Collaborative section of the Faith in Action Initiatives page.
Stewardship is an ethic that embodies the responsible planning and management of resources. A stewardship campaign often involves members and contributing friends supporting the congregation through pledging financial support.
See the Technology Coordinator section of the Minister and Staff page.
The church may have up to two treasurers, selected by the Board of Trustees. The Accounts Receivable Treasurer is discussed above. The Accounts Payable Treasurer is the Church Administrator.
Used Book Sale
The Clara Barton Guild offers a used book sale each year.
UUA General Assembly Delegates
The Unitarian Universalist Association holds an annual General Assembly each summer. Each congregation can send a number of delegates depending upon its size. If you are interested in serving as a delegate, contact the Board President.
UU Council of Greater Cincinnati Representatives
The Unitarian Universalist Council of Greater Cincinnati is a cooperative organization, made up of area UU congregations. Heritage UU Church provides three representatives. UU Council Representative Charter.
UU Justice Ohio Delegates
See the Unitarian Universalist Justice Ohio section of the Faith in Action Initiatives page.
Vespers Service Leaders
Vesper worship services provide a quiet, contemplative time with other worshipers on scheduled evenings.
The web administrator provides the technical infrastructure for the HUUC website, and plays a role in posting items to the site.
Women’s Healthy Lifestyle Group
This group is for all women members and friends of Heritage. A gentle support group that gives each of us the confidence to make better choices regarding our health. It includes but is not limited to healthy weight.
Each year the women of the church hold a retreat. For more information, contact the Clara Barton Guild, above.
For information or ideas concerning Sunday worship, please contact the Senior Minister.