stevegold_2016-04-18Congregational Treasure. Oct. 31, 2016. Steve Gold has been a quietly active member of UUCF for more than 25 years. He has served in visible leadership roles such as the Endowment Committee (twice!) and on the Board of Directors, including a year as president. He has also served the congregation in many unseen but vitally important ways. He has advised the congregation on legal issues and provided legal assistance to numerous individual UUCF members. He volunteers as a pro bono lawyer for seniors requiring estate-planning documents. With his wife, Wini Atlas, he has served the congregation for many years as parliamentarian at our Annual Meetings.

Steve has also contributed to countless committees. He has been a devoted advocate for LGBTQ equality, serving Equality UUCF for many years. He served on the Adult Retreat committee and organized the Holiday Ball and other social events with Wini for several years. He has been an active contributor to the wider UU denomination, serving numerous times as General Assembly delegate and as a longtime member of the Denominational Connections Committee. He also served as an active member of the Joseph Priestley District Chalice Lighters committee.

Steve has served our youth since 2000 by teaching High School and Middle School OWL (Our Whole Lives sexuality education program). He recently took the training to teach Young Adult/ Adult OWL with Wini, helping UUCF expand its program to serve adults and young adults.

He has been an active and enthusiastic member of the Chorale. He traveled with the Chorale on its second trip to our Partner Church in Szentgerice, Romania.

He acted in many plays at UUCF, including “Frequencies” by Leonard Gray, a UUCF member; “The Dining Room” by A.R. Gurney; “Godspell” by Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tebelak; and “A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant and a Prayer” by Eve Ensler. He was an active member of UUCF’s play reading group for many years.

He does all this in his quiet, unassuming way with good humor and a sweet disposition. He truly is a devoted and stalwart member of our congregation!

Susan Bennett
Lay Minister for Worship and Arts