Ministry is a state of doing rather than a state of being.
It is active, shared, and mutually beneficial. The ministry of the UUFWS tends to the human spirit and provides a church home to all who seek one. Our ministry, in serving the community and the individual, is both universal and specific.
Universal ministry is service to a person or group of people who are in need. The call to ministry in this sense is rooted in our common humanity. Every human being is called to universal ministry, which can include shopping for a neighbor, helping to build housing for those in need, contributing to a food bank or demonstrating against injustice.
Specific ministry is service to others for the sake of helping the Fellowship fulfill its mission. Any member of the congregation may be called to ministry in this sense as greeters, musicians, religious educators/teachers, small-group facilitators, care providers, lay leaders, and more. Members of the UUFWS have multiple opportunities to participate in and benefit from ministry.