Two Full Services Committee Report

Dear friends,

Click to open the .PDF version of the Two Full Services Committee Report, presented to the Executive Board on December 15, 2019, and accepted on January 5, 2020. Please note that the links to the survey results and feedback meeting notes have been removed. If you would like access to this information, please email

Included in this report is the committee’s plan for moving to two full services beginning in March 2020. However, before this plan can be implemented, the congregation must vote on whether to make the change. To that end, a congregational meeting has been scheduled for January 26, following the service.

One, maybe two, brief informational meetings will also be held following services on January 12 and 19.

Please take the opportunity to read over the report and use the embedded links to check out the survey and feedback results.

The committee’s recommendation to the Board as presented in the report is as follows:


  •  The Two Full Services Committee recommends that, beginning in early 2020, the First Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hunterdon County offer two full services in the sanctuary at 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. each Sunday during the fall and winter/spring calendar (summer services will continue to be held at 10:30 a.m. only in Dodd Hall) and continuing through the fall and winter/spring of 2020-2021. The plan for intermingling and accommodation between Sunday Services, RE, Music, and Hospitality programming is outlined above.
  • Furthermore, the Two Full Services Committee recommends that formal membership and publicity outreach efforts be initiated in combination with the move to two full services.
  •  In addition, the Two Full Services Committee recommends that a formal evaluation of the change to two full services be conducted following a fair trial period, for example from June to July 2021, at the end of the 2020-2021 church calendar.Respectfully submitted to the FUUFHC Executive Board on December 15, 2019,Marion McCord, Chair, Sarah Ahrens, DRE, Emily Bengels, Music Director, Rev. Seth Fisher, Minister, Frank Manieri, Hospitality Chair, Frank Vowinkel, Sunday Services Chair, Val Marks, Board Liaison, ex officio.

Thank you for your attention and for your ongoing participation in the life of this community!

Marion McCord
Two Full Services Ad Hoc Committee, Chair