Our Future: a lot going on

The Future of Our Congregation’s Children and Youth Ministries 

If you have not already done so, please be sure to click here and submit your RSVP for the all-congregation meeting on March 12th 11:30AM-1:30PM. We will be exploring the future of our ministries for children and youth during this important meeting. The Religious Education Ministry Team (REMT) will provide a taco salad bar as a light lunch. If at all possible, please plan to attend the whole meeting. It will have three parts, each with a distinct purpose. 

From the Ministerial Search Committee 

The following people are the members of the Committee: Nancy Cullen, Paula Hopewell, Donna Lawrence, and Heather Smith 

The Committee is charged with engaging in the process of finding a candidate to serve as a contract minister starting on August 1st, 2023. If successful in their search, they would then recommend the candidate to the Board of Trustees who is responsible for calling the minister.

From the Board of Trustees 
by Gale Alexander, Board Member

I am a seventh generation Universalist. Now, that and $4.50 will still get you coffee at Star Bucks (I think. Not a coffee drinker you see…Sacrilege!) But, as a lifelong Universalist, Unitarian Universalist since the merger, I’ve seen a lot of ministers. As they’ve come and gone in various congregations, I’ve enjoyed some, been indifferent to others and even had occasional disagreements with a few. What has always provided continuity for me is the community, here at UUCD and at the other congregations of which I have been a member. 

As you read this we are probably at the mid-point in the selection process for a new contract minister for our congregation. No matter who the new minister will be, and no matter what style or talents they bring with them, I have confidence in the team facilitating the process to get us the best candidate. A minister is an important part of congregational life and provides certain important professional services and perspectives to a congregation. But a minister is only a part. It is our community that carries me and I know that eventually, years from now, another minister will come to serve this community, and the community that is UUCD (now over 200 years old) will continue.