Here are just a few ways to get involved and get to know people at the church. Fill out a Getting Connected form or contact a committee chair to learn more or sign on!
Periodic potluck suppers (or lunches or brunches) for eight or so people are held in members’ homes. The Welcoming Committee recruits hosts and participants and matches up the groups. Hosts supply the main course, guests bring the rest of the meal, and everyone gets a chance to get to know each other in a small group setting. Groups can be set up to include children, or to please folks with vegetarian or other food needs. A wonderful way to meet people you don’t know well!
The Welcoming Committee sponsors a Pancake Breakfast before church once each spring, featuring pancakes, sausage, and beverages. There is no charge for the breakfast, and all are welcome.
Each June, the Fellowship Committee coordinates an after-church picnic at Bend in the River Park in Canton. The committee staffs the grills, and others bring salads and desserts, along with outdoor games and/or musical instruments. A fun event for all ages.
Sometimes in the fall we hold an all-church retreat on a Friday night and Saturday at a nearby camp or conference center. The retreat is designed for all ages, and offers workshops, worship, outdoor activities, and lots of opportunities for getting to know each other better.
Coffee, Conversation & More
This regularly scheduled program provides ongoing opportunities for adults to interact with other UUs on a flexible but regular basis outside of the worship hour. It encourages wider and more inclusive attendance that reflects the diversity of ages and stages of life in our congregation. These Sunday activities allow us all to get to know each other and to bring new folks into the family more quickly. Learn more here.
Lunches are held after church on some Sundays. Some are potlucks, others not. Some are fundraisers, others are held in conjunction with a meeting, and others are just for fellowship. All are welcome.
Newcomer Orientations – UU 101
These gatherings are held several times a year to introduce newcomers to Unitarian Universalism and to our church. For more information, contact our minister or 386-2498.
The Welcoming Committee coordinates “Getting to Know You” dinners throughout the year for newcomers who’d like to be invited to dinner at a veteran member’s home.
Pizza and Games Night
This annual event alternates between Canton and Potsdam and features the world’s best home-made pizza, plus board games for all ages, or just a chance to talk with one another.