Your 2019-2020 Search Committee brings you these updates on where we are and what’s ahead:
Right now, one of the
primary focuses of the Search Committee is the Congregational
Record. The Congregational Record is a compilation of facts
and narratives covering our church history, membership and
attendance, congregational demographics and beliefs, governance
structure and programs, finances, paid staff, and the
congregation’s strengths and challenges. This document
will reside with the UUA for review by ministerial candidates.
We have integrated feedback from last year’s congregational survey and cottage meetings, this year’s cottage meetings, and emails we received from the congregation into the record. We built upon and updated the record developed by last year’s Search Committee. We’ve submitted the draft Congregational Record to our UUA Transition Coach for her review, and we will be submitting the final Congregational Record soon.
In addition to the Congregational Record, we submit the “Documents Packet.” While the Congregational Record consists of our responses to a list of questions, the “Documents Packet” is…wait for it…a packet of documents. The packet includes documents such as our church constitution, budget, congregational covenant, board meeting minutes, policies, organizational chart, photos of the church, and sample newsletters and orders of service. We are updating the packet now, and it will be finalized sometime in December.
As always, please feel free to email us with any questions or concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org