Becoming Involved

The best way to decide if the Meeting House is your spiritual home is to start to get involved. These are just some of the many ways:

  • Sign in at the Welcome Table: to hear from a minister or receive our e-newsletter
  • Fill out a Find Your Connection pew card
  • Join an Adult Program: sign up in Fellowship Hall after the service
  • Come to First Sunday Connections
  • Join a Small Group Ministry: 8-week sessions start in spring and fall
  • Come to Lunch Bunch or Friday Night Dinner & Movie
  • Join the Choir
  • Become a greeter

It’s easy to get started. Just talk to any member of our Welcoming team, a staff member or one of our ministers about your interests. Or, fill out one of the forms to the right. We’ll make sure you find the right connections!  To learn more look at our recent newsletters.

The USH Sunday Welcome Team 
The Welcome Team makes 
USH outstanding in its open and friendly atmosphere and helps newcomers find their way around our Meeting House on Sundays. Choose your Sundays based on your schedule! Duties include: Front and Side Door Greeters before the Sunday Service, Ushers, and Greeting folks at the Welcome Table before the service, and the Downstairs Visitors Table during coffee hour.  Contact Linda Clark at ushlindaclark@gmail.com, phone the office at 860-233-9897, or talk to Brian Harvey (pictured) if you are interested in being part of this wonderful group of volunteers.

An Invitation to Join the Choir
The music ministry is in the process of further building the choir. Sam would like to extend an invitation to members and friends of the congregation who are thinking, or have ever  thought about, singing with the choir. Anyone interested in singing with the choir, please contact Sam via e-mail at smoffett@ushartford.com.

 

Office Volunteers
If you are computer-comfortable and familiar with Microsoft Word, Gmail, and data entry, the office is in need of you. How you can help: Inserting the Happenings/Orders of Service into the cover, making nametags, basic updates to printed materials on the computer, making copies of printed materials. Please let Office Administrator Linda Clark know if you’re able to help out in the office during the week for an hour or two: email ushlindaclark@gmail.com or call 860-233-9897. 
Pictured: Phil and Harriet Gardner with their son Bruce, helping out with the Order of Service.

 

Small Group Ministry Host, Advisor or Facilitator
If you have participated in Small Group Ministry, you might be a candidate for Facilitator training. It involves an afternoon of formal training plus working with mentors who can advise you on your first couple of assignments. Or maybe you’d be willing to host an SGM group in your home. You may want to help select readings as an SGM advisory group member. 

 

The Book Table During Coffee Hour
Everybody enjoys browsing through the books for sale during coffee hour. In order to continue, we are in need of some help setting them up and putting them away. Please contact Clara Horn if you are able to help out with this: clara.horn@comcast.net.