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Committee on Shared Ministry

Committee Charter

As a committee of the Board of Trustees, the Committee on Shared Ministry (COSM) exists to help strengthen the quality of the church’s shared and mutual ministries. It is charged with monitoring the four primary program areas of the church (Leadership, Religious Education, Worship, and the Congregational Committees); reporting its findings; and making constructive recommendations for areas of improvement. Its scope includes the total ministry of the church. In addition, the COSM assists and supports the Lead Minister. 

The committee meets monthly; the time and place of meetings are announced to the congregation in the church’s regular communications. A portion of each meeting is open to members of the church.

We welcome feedback about the ministries of the church. Members of the congregation may bring any thoughts or concerns by email (cosm@uusat.org), or by reaching out to any member of the committee. Please note, we cannot address anonymous feedback.

Job Description

Responsibilities of the Committee Chair:

  1. Coordinates and facilitates monthly COSM meetings. 

  2. Solicits agenda items from the Committee members, the ministers, and the Board liaison prior to meetings.

  3. Sends meeting reminders to members. 

  4. Sends meeting announcements to the Congregational Administrator for congregational announcements.

Responsibilities of the Committee Members:

  1. Attend and participate in COSM meetings.

  2. Stay aware of activities and plans, assisting as needed.

  3. Respond and communicate in a timely manner to Committee requests.

  4. Be actively involved in the functions and activities of the Committee.

  5. Respect the privacy of the Committee’s discussions.

 

For more information about the Committee on Shared Ministry, contact cosm@uusat.org.