We encourage members to further Second Unitarian’s mission by working together through committees, groups of committed individuals making a difference. We strive to work together in accordance with our Congregational Covenant of Right Relations.
Our committees include:
Building and Grounds – Takes care of our property and helps to ensure we are as environmentally conscious as possible in the stewardship of our space.
Rick Bell, Chair
Caring – Works to build a caring community that will help and support each of our members as we experience the events, stages and transitions of life. Learn More
Kathie Haskins, Chair
Fellowship – Promotes a sense of community and celebration within our congregation by sponsoring various social activities that appeal to our diverse church community. Learn More
Janet Nichols, Chair
Finance Coordinating Council – Oversees Second Unitarian’s fiscal health and marshals the financial resources to further its mission. Coordinates the following teams.
Joel Haskins, Convener
Endowment – The custodian of the Endowment Fund, which is to be used to enhance the mission of Second Unitarian Church of Omaha and to promote Unitarian Universalist Principles in the community independently from the annual operating budget. Learn More
Phil Phillips, Elected Member
Fundraising – Plans one or more community-building fundraising events each year. Chair position open.
Stewardship – Conducts the annual pledge drive in ways that help each of us discover our own personal generosity through events, house meetings or one-on-one conversations. During the pledge drive we make year-long financial pledges that reflect our own financial condition as well as our commitment to the congregation’s future and success.
Ed Bok, Chair
Library – Acquires and provides resources for committees, for programs, and for members and friends in order to support us in our search for truth and meaning. View our shelf list.
Pete Miller, Chair
Lifespan Religious Growth and Learning – Responsible for religious education, discussion and celebratory events for all ages, designed to nurture the deepening of our religious experience, celebrate our religious community, and inspire empowerment to make a difference. Learn More
Chair position open.
Marketing and Communications – Develops communications policy and procedures as well as coordinates the church’s communications and advertising.
Jaime Short and Kathy Bell, Co-Conveners
Membership – Coordinates Hospitality Teams, welcomes newcomers to our congregation, assists them in meeting with others and exploring membership, and helps members find ways to connect.
JoAnne Draper, Chair
Worship – Worship Associates help deepen our spiritual experience by working collaboratively with the minister to develop worship themes, to support and participate in worship services, and to engage us at many different levels of experience through music, visual art, and aesthetics. Learn More
Lorraine Duggin, Convener
Aesthetics/Second Showing – Works to create an aesthetically pleasing sanctuary and coordinates the art displayed on the Second Showing wall.
Pam Curtiss-Smith, Contact
Nominations and Leadership Development – Helps grow leadership skills in individuals and matches those leaders with our congregation’s needs.
Monica Meier, Elected Member
Personnel – Assists the minister in issues around staffing.
Social Justice – Oversees justice issues, solicits nominations for Share the Plate. Learn More
Jim Poleshuk, Chair
First Hour – Coordinates Sunday morning “First Hour” discussions to facilitate conversation with each other, deepen our connections and be connected in action. Learn More
Jim Poleshuk, Anita Jeck and Lorraine Duggin
Technology – Our Technology committee assists our congregation in using current technology to its greatest capacity.
Carla/Bill Kuhn, Chair