Board of Trustees

8th Principle Adopted; Summer Workshop and Reading List

On Sunday, June 3, 2018 our UUCWC congregation voted by a supermajority to adopt the 8th Principle. This vote is an important step in our congregation’s racial justice journey which began back in the 1960’s. Where our collective journey goes from here depends on all of us living into this principle in our own way. … Continued

Polity – Faith Put Into Practice

Unitarian Universalism’s Fifth Principle, “The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large,” goes hand in hand with the congregational polity of all UU congregations. From the UUA Tapestry of Faith Lifespan Curriculum: “Polity” is a general term for the form of church organization adopted … Continued

A Note From the Board President: Celebration

The 2017-2018 church year brings many opportunities for us to work toward the important board goal of Actively Celebrate Our Community: Look to the past, present and future to celebrate our community in all ways – big and small. We are a community that has breadth and depth in our commitments – to each other, … Continued

A Letter to our UUCWC Community

Dear UUCWC Community: This fall, the UUCWC Board of Trustees adopted the ambitious goal to Institutionalize a Racial Justice Lens: Observe and decenter white-centeredness as part of congregational culture. Examine and adjust systems and processes in support of institutionalizing a racial justice lens. It was this goal that led us to enter into conversation with … Continued

Award Season Is Here

Award Season Is Here…and not just in Hollywood! By Patrick Kahney, UUCWC Board of Trustees As you’ve probably noticed, we are a very active community that puts a lot of time and energy into fulfilling our mission to give voice to societal concerns and reach out to touch the lives of others. This aspirational goal … Continued

How Decisions are Made at UUCWC

by Pete Rafle, Vice President, Board of Trustees It has come to our attention that the working of the UUCWC Board of Trustees is something of a mystery to many of our members. Our community has steadily grown in the past three years so this is a good time to explain to members, both new … Continued

The 8th Principle

By Nathalie Edmond, for UUCWC Board of Trustees I am writing this article from my multiple identities, values and commitments. Some of my identities – I am a UU, person of color, mother of bi-racial children, steering committee member of local chapter of Campaign to End the New Jim Crow, UUCWC board member, and co-chair … Continued

The UCCWC Board of Trustees Goals for the 2017-2018 Church Year

by Marianne Alt, President At its fall retreat in September, the board discussed our goals for the church year. It was a discussion that took longer than anticipated – a few months – as we sought to create a vision for the future by listening to what we were hearing from you, the congregation. We saw … Continued

A Changing Landscape, Familiar Ground

By Marianne Chopp Alt, President, Board of Trustees “This land is your land, this land is my land.” It’s been 67 years since Woody Guthrie penned this song as a protest against Irving Berlin’s “God Bless America” which was written in 1918 and often performed on the radio by Kate Smith. A lot has changed … Continued