Ministry Teams


Guided by our Interim Senior Minister and Social Justice Coordinator, our Ministry Teams work in a structured, supported environment to ensure that volunteers’ time, energy, and passion have a tangible impact. The focus of these teams is driven by our Unitarian Universalist Principles that urge us all to promote human dignity, equity, peace, democracy, and respect for the natural world.

Hear from our members about why they’re involved in social justice work through FUS, and learn more about our social justice teams below.

fus equity team

The FUS Equity Ministry Team exists to end racism through the work of racial justice grounded in Unitarian Universalist principles. This team offers opportunities to deepen both connections and understanding, through a range of educational, worship, volunteer and social activities. Meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month from 6:30-8:30 pm in Courtyard Room D.

Contact Jesse Dirkman for more information.

fus MOSES team

FUS belongs to Madison Organizing in Strength, Equality, and Solidarity, an interfaith, diverse organization that unites congregations to take action to reduce mass incarceration and reform the criminal justice system. Read the newsletter here.

Contact Pat Watson for more information.

porchlight shelter meals team

Our volunteers prepare and serve a Saturday night dinner and a Sunday morning breakfast to men at the drop-in shelter at Grace Episcopal once each month. Children and youth are welcome to particpate at the discretion of their parent/guardian.

The Road Home

Are you looking for an easy way to help homeless and low-income families? FUS continues to partner with The Road Home, and we are looking for volunteers to drop meals off and sometimes stay to help with meal time at the Healing House on Lathrop Street.

the salvation army shelter team

A team of volunteers who serve at the Salvation Army Shelter for women and families. The team recruits, screens, and trains new volunteers on an ongoing basis. Repeat volunteers are always welcome. Adults only.

Sanctuary Task Force Team

The Sanctuary Task Force was formed to learn about the issues involved with FUS becoming a Sanctuary congregation. The group will submit a report to the Board of Trustees in May and members will vote on motions coming out of that meeting in June. Read more about the Sanctuary Task Force.

You can also check out the UUA’s Toolkit for Congregations.

Sustainability Ministry Team

The Sustainability Ministry Team is responsible for bringing solar energy to our campus, reducing our carbon footprint, increasing the energy efficiency of our buildings, and organizing for climate justice. The vision of this team is to inspire, educate, activate, and advocate for a sustainable world.