2021 Albany Post Road, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520                     914-271-4283

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the
Hudson Valley

Committees of our Congregation


Committees enable our fellowship to accomplish its mission both within the congregation and outside in the larger community. Please contact the committee chair for meeting times and locations.



Chairs:  Sheri Brown and Lynda Karanikilos

Presents art exhibitions, musical presentations, and mixed media events including musical and theatrical performances. The committee endeavors to enrich the lives of members of the Fellowship and others in our community, and to share the considerable artistic talent of our congregation and its friends.


Buildings and Grounds
Chair:  Sandy Lewis

Responsible for maintaining and upgrading facilities including the church building and grounds -- an increasingly challenging job as the Fellowship grows and our building ages. B&G schedules and coordinates various projects including Fall and Spring cleanup of church grounds. In addition, the committee identifies and coordinates capital projects.



Chair: Dave Morkal

Develops creative ways to raise monies for Fellowship operations and improvements.  Fundraising activities include:  a Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair in December, an annual silent and live Auction/Party, a Mardi-Gras zydeco evening, a Motown Dance Party, and other fun ways to raise money by creating community.   


Green Sanctuary

Chair: Phyllis Tortora

The Green Sanctuary Committee is responsible for implementing a program that increases our practiceof the Seventh Principle of the UUA in our church, our community and private lives: "Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part."  We strive for broad congregational and community participation in activities and lifestyle changes that result in our treading more lightly upon this planet, specifically in the areas of energy usage and conservation, use of raw materials, pollution, environmental injustices, the 3R's of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, and in our spending and investing. In support of this we will assist in integrating an environmental focus into our religious education for all ages and into worship practices that honor our interconnectedness and Earth centered wisdom.



Chair: Nora Mulligan

The Membership Committee is the heart of the Welcoming Ministry at UUCHV. The Committee reaches out to the community with Open Houses and publicity about UU events, greets and follows up with visitors, organizes meetings and lunches to educate potential members about Unitarian Universalism, organizes and participates in services on the New Member Sundays, helps new members integrate into the congregation, and supports established members.


Religious Education Ministry Team

Team Leader: Jane Podell, Director of R.E.

Children’s and Adult Religious Education foster intellectual, moral and spiritual growth using both experiential and classroom models. The Ministry is also responsible for two youth groups led by Youth Advisors.  The Director of Religious Education is the leader of the Ministry team.


Sharing and Caring

Chair: Nora Mulligan

The purpose of the Sharing and Caring committee is to stay connected and comfort members and friends of the Fellowship who are ill at home or hospitalized, as well as to recognize special milestones.


Social Action

Chair: Bearni Croft and Bob Hudson

Provides support and assistance for people in need, either by education, direct action or by influencinggovernment policy. Past years’ projects include the Lunchtime Meals Program, Adopt-a-Highway, holiday gift giving, films and discussions and second collections.


Worship Service

Chair: Anne Pearl

Organizes services for the Sundays when our minister is not scheduled and is responsible for the Christmas Eve and summer lay-led services. Worship Sundays range from guest ministers to arts presentations to speakers on timely, ethical issues. All Worship Sundays follow the same format as ministerial Sundays and are tied in to our UU principles and our Fellowship's mission statement.









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