72425 Via Vail
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Our Committees

from A to Z

Our Committees from A to Z

Most of the activities and business matters of our church are handled by volunteers in Committees, under the direction of the Board and with the assistance of staff.  Volunteering on Committees, is a fun way to meet new people and develop new relationships.

Committees are always in need of new members. If you are interested in joining a committee plea

Each committee is primarily responsible for a major function in the church and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors for changes or actions.

Committees are always in need of new members.  Often people wonder what qualifications do I need to join a committee?

Interest in the general function of the committee.

Commitment to attend, share your ideas and listen to the ideas of others.

Willingness to work with other people to make our church community stronger.

Church membership is not a requirement for serving on a committee.

Types of Committees

Standing Committees are those Committees that exist on a continuous basis. There are other that form as the need arises. Most committess are formed by the board, while others are affiliated with the staff or Minister. The Board may create additional Committees from time to time, may alter the responsibilities of Committees, or eliminate one altogether, to best meet the changing needs of the Church.

Interested in joining a committee?

Read the information below on the Committees. 

Find an area that matches your passions and skills.

Refer to the front of the “Members and Friends Directory” for a list the name and phone number for the chairperson.

Contact the chair for more information about the group, what they do, and when they meet, etc. You are welcome to sit in on a committee meeting in order to help you decide if it’s a good fit for you.

AV Team

The AV team is a sub-committee of the Facilities Committee.

Streams our Sunday worship services and runs the in-house audio and screens. Volunteers start by just clicking automated buttons, with opportunities to grow and learn. The AV Team is under the direction of the Worship leadership.


One of our Board appointed Committees.

Reviews current bylaws, suggests changes to the Board which presents suggested changes to the congregation for a vote.

Care Team

One of our Staff Committees.

Coordinates with the minister to support members and friends in need.

Church Archivist

One of our Boardf-appointed Committees.

Maintains records of important events and documents in the church’s history.

Church Council

One of our Board appointed Committees.

They meet quarterly to bring together chairpersons of all of the committees to share information, ideas and concerns.

Committee on Ministry

One of our Board apointed Committees.

Works to strengthen the quality of ministry in the church and facilitate the relationship between the minister and the congregation.

Communications Team

Committee develops communication strategies, messages, branding, etc.

Denominational Affairs Liaison

One of our Board Appointed Committees.

Facilitates a close working relationship between our congregation, the Pacific Western Region and the UUA.

Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Ministry

One of our Board appointed Committees.

Exploring ways to help UUCOD become more diverse and welcoming.

Finance Committee

One of our standing committees.

Reviews all church financial matters, manages the annual pledge drive, planned giving and ideas for fundraisers.

Facilities Committee

One of our standing committees.

Monitors building, grounds and furnishings to ensure they are well maintained. Oversees technology maintenance and  improvement.

Hospitality Team

Coordinates coffee hour and helps with logistics for special events that involve food.

Lifespan Spiritual Growth Team

Envisions spiritual growth opportunities, experiences, groups and classes for all age groups.

Membership Committee

One of our standing committees.

Welcomes visitors, seeks to increase membership including offering new member classes, updates the church directory and works with other committees to keep current members connected to the church.

Nominating Committee

One of our Board apointed Committees.

Nominates candidates for election to the Board of Directors.


One of our Staff Committees.

Evaluates the staff except for the minister.

Social Justice Committee

One of our standing committees.

Identifies social justice concerns and creates strategies to address them. Social Justice also ensures the church is meeting the UUA requirements for Green Sanctuary.

Visit the Social Justice page.

Stewardship Committee

Develops and coordinates programs, materials and efforts to fully engage members and friends into our church community.


One of our Staff Committees.

Coordinates with the minister to plan upcoming worship events.