We hope to see you all at this Sunday’s service, “The Long Road to Connection,” with Rev. Samantha Wilson and Rev. Sunshine Wolfe, followed by the special meeting with Hope for Us and the Board!
The Annual meeting is also coming up on June 11th. We will be voting electronically online through an OPA vote ballot – we plan for it to go out on Sunday after the activities at church.
Our church has one open delegate slot remaining for GA. To be a delegate, you need to be a member of the church and be registered for GA, either in person, virtual, or virtual (business only). The virtual business only is free. Please email the Board if they are interested in serving as a delegate. firstname.lastname@example.org
The next board meeting is June 7th at 7:00pm in 301 / hybrid on Zoom.
Your First UU Board of Trustees,
Jan Phillips, Billy Davidson, Julie Pinsonneault, Shelly Casto, Jim Conlan, and Cindy Whicker
And now a special note from Hope for Us –
We hope you saw this special e-blast that came out this week from your UUA Hope for Us Conflict Engagement Team. This Sunday, May 28 is a kick-off Sunday for a month of offerings co-hosted by Hope for Us, your Board, and Staff.
This Sunday’s service, “The Long Road to Connection,” will include reflections from Hope for Us Coach Rev. Dr. Samantha Wilson as well as your UUA regional contact, Rev. Sunshine Wolfe. We hope you will join us in-person or online.
Following this Sunday’s service, there will be light refreshments. At 12:45PM, you are invited to join us in the sanctuary or on Zoom to be present to a conversation with your Board. Rev. Samantha will be sitting with Board members in a spirit of care, curiosity, and sharing. Board members will be responding to the questions you have submitted, offering their personal reflections, and sharing next steps for your work as a community. A recording of the meeting will be made available online following the gathering.
What you can expect at the gathering:
- A time of centering and creation of sacred space, honoring the multiple emotional experiences of people in your community.
- A panel conversation hosted by Rev. Samantha with Board members Jim Conlan, Billy Davidson, and Cindy Whicker. We ask that you submit your questions and reflections in advance for that conversation (click here to submit). Rev. Samantha will be asking Board members to reflect on the questions you share in advance, as well as on their own personal experience as members and leaders during this time.
- A time of meditation, reflection, and care for your experiences as a congregation, including your reflections, words, and longings as shared in the survey.
Afterward, Rev. Samantha will remain available in-person for connection with participants and Rev. Jami Yandle and David Lauth (UUA Hope for Us Coaches) will remain in the Zoom Room online to connect with online participants.
We appreciate survey responses submitted before this weekend and we are keeping the survey open all month. We hope you will submit your own response (or multiple responses) before Sunday or throughout the month. There will be more opportunities for engagement with the Hope for Us Coaches online, including a Sunday Service on July 2, to continue integration of what we have learned together this month and this year. A calendar with those dates will be available this weekend.
We appreciate your participation in whatever way is most possible for you – via survey responses, in-person or online gatherings, or viewing the recordings later online.
Hope for Us Coaching Team
Rev. Dr. Samantha Wilson, Rev. Jami Yandle, Rev. Liz Weber, and David Lauth