February 27, 2015
5654 Ralston Street
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 644-3898

Buildings and Grounds

The Building & Grounds Committee is responsible for the upkeep of our building and the grounds.  

On the 3rd Saturday of every month we have a work day at the church from 9am until 12pm.  Come for the whole 3 hours or for just an hour - we welcome whatever help you might be able to give to us.  

We need help in many forms, too - be it organizing our storage space, sweeping leaves and pulling weeds, heavy lifting or supplying food and refreshment to the crew; we welcome it all. 

We meet on the second Tuesday of each month in the Committee Room at 6:30pm.  Meetings usually last an hour, at most an hour and a half.  We go over the coming work day plans, vet maintenance issues and determine what we can do ourselves and what perhaps we need to hire outside help to accomplish.  Our meetings are fun (really) and all are welcome to attend.

Current Interim Chair: Scott Ellison


This committee has the function of contacting (via telephone or cards) members who are sick, shut-in or have suffered a recent loss. Contact is Sylvia Wikholm.

Committee on Ministry

Supports and assesses the ongoing vitality of the church's ministry. Contact is Barbara Gardner.


This is the committee concerned with overseeing church finances. It includes subcommittees, such as Annual Giving. The Chair is Dennis Charles.

Inreach/Outreach Committee

Program Goal

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura has developed a process by which to award all of its Sunday offerings as grants in order to: Fund its own community social justice initiatives; Inspire and support action in the larger community by UUCV members and youth; Strengthen its partnership with non-profits that share its values; Increase its capacity to respond to emergency needs both in the congregation and in the larger community; and Support other Unitarian Universalist organizations and initiatives.

Read more: Inreach/Outreach Committee

Kitchen Cabinet (Hospitality)

This group keeps the kitchen stocked and provides refreshments on Sunday mornings. Contacts are Shelah Wilgus and Carol Simmons. They would love to have you volunteer your help on a Sunday morning.


Membership conducts orientations for prospective new members, maintains a welcome table every Sunday, provides ushers for Sunday services and plans New Member Sundays. Contact is Orval Osborne.

Pastoral Associates

Pastoral Associates represent the minister in making calls to members who are in transition or crisis. If you would like to request a visit, contact Rev. Jan.


Uses various media to inform the larger community of church events. Kitty Merrill is the coordinator for UUCV Publicity and can be contacted at uucv-pr at outlook.com.

Religious Education Committee

The Religious Education Committee meets the third Wednesday of every month at church unless otherwise noted.

The RE Committee seeks volunteer members to guide the development and direction of the RE program.  In the upcoming year, the RE Committee will continue to maintain and develop exciting programmatic, worship, and community ideas.   We meet once a month for our regularly scheduled meetings with periodic contact in between meetings.  In addition, RE Committee members are encouraged to attend special RE functions, as you’re able.  Julia Tyler, DRE, attends the RE Committee meetings.  

Please contact Julia if you are interested in more information about this group.

Social Action

The mission of the UUCV Social Action Coordinating Committee (SACC) is to support our Unitarian Universalist commitment to social justice and humanitarian compassion by empowering and supporting action-oriented groups within our congregation. Through these groups, SACC provides members and friends opportunities to act upon their UU principles as they learn more about social justice issues, provide direct service, advocate for systemic change, and strategically distribute their resources.

Current Action Groups include Lift Up Your Voice (LUYV), which advocates on behalf of the homeless, Environmental Action, and Education.

Contact person for SACC is Kent Brinkmeyer.


Directs and coordinates the congregation's year-round stewardship program.  Contact the congregation's treasurer, David Smith.


Worship Associates assist the minister and help plan and provide services when the minister is not in the pulpit. Our Worship Associates are committed to providing services which honor and reflect the wide diversity of our tradition.  The Chair is Rev. Jan Christian.  Worship Associates also oversee sanctuary aethetics. Joyce Faber and Rheina Rogart ensure weekly flowers for our altar.
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And join us for an engaging and  participatory evening worship experience on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at 6pm.

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