Volunteers & Committees

White lotus on blue background, with the inscription Namaste, a Sanskrit term meaning the Divinity in Me salutes the Divinity in you.
Lotus painting for sanctuary generously donated by
Paul and Joyce Jurgensen. Artist: Sandy Knapp.

Volunteer at the Center!

There are many ways to deepen your connection to Interfaith and cultivate awareness of your blessings through service. These are just a few:

  • lead a Sunday meditation or spiritual reading
  • handle setup, cleanup, and/or details for other events as needed
  • bring treats – for the Sunday social hour, Cafe 704, or other events
  • bring flowers for the altar
  • help nurture our Youthful Spirits
  • help publicize our activities
  • be a greeter/usher one Sunday a month
  • sing in the choir
  • run the sound board or help with online streaming

Speak to one of the coordinators listed below or email the office to get involved!

Key contact people

These groups accomplish many of the tasks associated with running the Center and caring for our members. How might you support your spiritual community?

Volunteer Coordinator; Meditations & Readings : Annemarie Howse
Caring Committee Chair: Marilyn Alf
Cafe 704 Organizer: Al Carter
Greeter/Usher Coordinator: Randall Counts
Leadership Team Coordinator: Bob Hopkins
Webmaster: Layla Ananda

Board of Trustees

Do you have a vision for the Center?  Get involved with the board.  The trustees hold the vision and establish policies which both guide and limit the staff in achieving our goals and vision.  Any member of the Center may stand for election — voting takes place during the Annual Meeting, typically the second Sunday in March. All are welcome to attend board meetings, held the third Sunday of each month from12:30 to 2:30 pm.
More information on the Board and Leadership.

Caring Committee

The Caring Committee assists members who are ill, injured, or otherwise experiencing a hard time, with rides, meals, and moral support.  They also host holiday meals at the Center.  The committee meets on the first Thursday of the month on Zoom to coordinate care.

Let them know if you’d like to help out, and by all means, ask for help when you need it. We all need help sometimes.

Please complete this form if you need help or can offer help. Or you can contact the Caring Committee – Marilyn Alf:  sdtoaa@gmail.com; (734) 686-7849, or Heidi Kaminski:  heide.kaminski1959@gmail.com.

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee drafts the budget each year and advises the board on matters related to our financial health.  This work is vitally important and will become more so as we cultivate our dream of purchasing a building of our own.  Meetings are the second Wednesday of the month at 6pm and are open to the community.

Leadership Team

The Leadership Team coordinates the myriad volunteer initiatives, fundraisers, special events, and practical issues involved with running a spiritual center.   The team consists of the ministers, committee chairs, and coordinators of other activities. This group selects the Community Member of the Month and always appreciates suggestions from members.  Meetings are the second Sunday of each month at 1 pm and are open to the community.

Image of Namaste greeting between two men. The "Namaste" greeting we share during services reflects the spirit with which we work and play together -- honoring and recognizing the Divinity in each one.
The “Namaste” greeting — honoring the Divinity in each of us.