There are numerous opportunities for fellowship and enrichment at Neshoba Church. To help you find your way to them, here is some brief information on several of groups and committees that always welcome new people. The contact names are listed below. Please call the office at 266-2626 for more information.
The Board of Directors is elected by the general membership to oversee the running of the church. They oversee the H.R. Coordinator, Interim Ministry Committee, Ministerial Search Committee, and the Nominating Committee. These elected positions include President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and four Members at Large (members of the congregation who represent the general membership at Board Meetings.) They meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7pm. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Buildings and Grounds Committee is responsible to taking care of the church building and grounds maintenance and oversees the Landscaping Coordinator. For more information, please contact email@example.com
Announcements are made before the church service each week by a volunteer from the congregation. The Worship Committee coordinates these volunteers. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Bella Luna BLISS (Beautiful Ladies in Sacred Sisterhood) Group The mission of this group is empowerment, education, activation, and ritual. All females, young and old, as well as those who identify themselves as female regardless of their birth sex, are welcome to attend. For more information, please contact email@example.com
The Bonds Home Coordinator. Once a year, Neshoba provides gifts and holiday cheer to residents at the Bonds Homes of Memphis. This event is coordinated by the Social Justice Committee.
The Book Club Group loves books, loves discussing them, and loves welcoming visitors. The Book Club meets on the second Thursday of each month for a casual potluck meal and to discuss their latest great (or not-so-great) read. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Choir rehearses from 9:45 – 10:45 most Sunday mornings and is open to all. Joining the choir not only adds so much to our worship life, but it is a great way to meet people. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
The Circle Suppers are a casual, friendly way to get to know more people in the congregation and this group is especially great for newcomers. These “potluck suppers” are held monthly, usually in the homes of various members. Sign up on the "Activities" board across from the church office, let us know what you‘d like to bring to dinner, and you‘ll be contacted close to the date with your location. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Communications Committee works with the office administrator to help the church stay in touch with members and visitors about committee programs and community events. This committee oversees the Neshoba website, e-mail blasts, Facebook, etc. For more information, please contact email@example.com
The Community Garden Committee. This group meets to manage the garden plot on the Sexton's property. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Potluck Coordinator oversees our monthly potluck. This Community Potluck is held after worship on the second Sunday of each month. Everyone is invited to bring a dish to share and stay after church for lunch. Reconnect with old friends or sit with someone new to expand your circle of fellowship. For more information, please contact email@example.com
The CUUPS Chapter - Neshoba Sacred Circle
CUUPS (Covenant of Unitarian Universalists Pagans). Neshoba Sacred Circle will honor earth-centered religions in celebrating the wheel of the year. We will meet the first Wednesday of the month for an open circle and the 3rd Wednesday of the month for a discussion and workshop on various topics of interest. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Finance Committee helps prepare the annual budget, serves as a resource and consultation body for the Treasurer, and keeps an eye on the overall financial resources and strength of Neshoba. The committee also works with the Stewardship Coordinator to manage our annual pledge campaign. For more information, please contact email@example.com
The Flower Coordinator organizes volunteers to provide flowers on the pulpit each Sunday. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Foyer Art Coordinator. This group makes sure that we have a variety of beautiful art in our foyer. For more information, please contact email@example.com
Greeters are volunteers come early to help make our visitors and newcomers feel welcome. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Hanging of the Greens Coordinator plans the annual decorating of the church during the holiday months of November – December. For more information, please contact email@example.com
The H.R. Coordinator works as a liaison between the paid staff at Neshoba and the Neshoba Board of Directors. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
HOMe-Homeschoolers Of Memphis eclectic Group/Co-op meets weekly at Neshoba to take turns facilitating group learning about a variety of topics. For more information, please contact Sarah Osborne.
The Interim Ministry Committee is a made up of 4-5 people who help the interim minister during his/her stay in Memphis. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
The Kitchen Coordinator oversees taking care of the equipment and supplies in the Neshoba kitchen. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Landscapers meet twice a year to plant the flowerbeds around our church. For more information, please contact email@example.com
The Membership Committee is responsible for keeping track of contact information of members in the church and to welcome newcomers and guests. They meet on the 1st Thursday of the month at 7:00pm. This committee also oversees the Adult Discussion Forum Group, the Book Club, the monthly Circle Suppers, the Greeters, the Men’s Group, POW and WOW Groups, and the Writer’s Group. For more information, please contact, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Memphis Gay Pride Parade Coordinator organizes church-wide participation in the annual Memphis Mid-south Gay Pride Parade. For more information, please contact email@example.com
The Memphis Soup Kitchen Coordinator organizes two volunteer dates per year at the Memphis Soup Kitchen. We collect blankets, socks, and other sundries and we also provide much needed supplies on a monthly basis. For more information, please contact Alan Dow, Victor or Carolyn Lendermon.
The Mental Health Art Group is for anyone with a mental illness who likes to draw or paint. Members provide their own art supplies. This is an opportunity for mental health consumers to socialize and expand their art skills. It is not a class, just a group of artists who like to share. We meet at Neshoba Church on Mondays from 2pm to 4pm ONLY WHEN IT IS NOT RAINING. Space is limited, so please contact Ellen at 758-3130 if you plan to come.
The Men’s Group meets on the first Wednesday of each month at various locations. The group usually has dinner and then discusses a topic that the group has selected. Visitors are very welcome. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ministerial Search Committee. This committee overseas the congregational search for a new settled minister. For more information, please e-mail email@example.com
The Nominating Committee provides candidates for Board elected positions to the general membership of Neshoba. For more information, please contact Bill Siler.
Religious Education Committee (RE) meets monthly on the 1st Thursday of each month at 7pm. This committee works closely with the DRE to discuss the religious programming needs of our community and to oversee the RE staff of volunteers, Childcare, the Jr. High and Sr. High School Youth Groups, and Memphis Eclectic Secular Homeschoolers (MESH.) For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Social Justice and Outreach Committee meets on the 4th Monday of each month at 6:30pm. This committee promotes the understanding of Social Justice and Community Outreach as “service is our prayer” in our larger community; serves as an umbrella committee for communication, planning, and support; and a place where people solicit advice and support for new justice and outreach initiatives. For more information, please contact email@example.com
Worship Service Volunteers are volunteers who arrive at church early on Sunday to set up the sanctuary and make sure our space is ready for our members and guests. The Worship Committee coordinates these volunteers. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Stewardship Coordinator is responsible for organizing the annual pledge canvas drive. For more information, please contact email@example.com
The Story for All Ages is an inter-generational story told in the middle of the church service by a member of the congregation. The Worship Committee coordinates these volunteers. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ushers provide the volunteers each Sunday to greet members, welcome newcomers, and collect the weekly offering. Most participants volunteer one Sunday per month. For more information, please contact Dennis King or Victor Lendermon.
Worship Assistants are volunteers who help the minister or guest speaker during the course of the service. They may light the chalice or peace candles, introduce the speaker or provide assistance as needed. The Worship Committee coordinates these volunteers. For more information, please contact email@example.com
The Worship Committee supports the worship life of Neshoba by coordinating Sunday services in the minister’s absence, serving as a sounding board for sermon and service ideas of the minister, enhancing the worship space by setting up the Sanctuary for Sunday services, providing storytellers, and coordinating volunteers to make announcements before each service. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The WOW Group is also known as UUWOW which stands for Unitarian Universalist Women of Wisdom and is a fellowship and enrichment group for women. The group meets on the first Wednesday of each month in various locations. A typical meeting consists of dinner and a program. For more information, please contact email@example.com
The Writer’s Group at Neshoba meets the third Sunday of each month from 12:15-2:00 in the couch room. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Young Adults Group is for young adults ages 19-30. For more information, please contact email@example.com
The Youth Group meets on the 1st Sunday of the month from 12:30pm-3pm in the Walt Whitman –Jr. High Study. Bring a lunch. All youth, 6th grade and up, are welcome to attend. This group combines social activities, service projects and volunteer opportunities for students. We often combine events with Church of the River and Unity so our students can meet other liberal and progressive peers in their age group. Youth Group is separate from the Religious Education on Sundays. For more information, please contact April Fowler.