Board of Trustees

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

How Do You Lead?

By Nathalie Edmond, UUCWC Board of Trustees As we transition into September and experience the beginning of fall along with the many events related to the start of a new academic year and get into the full swing of the church year, I have been reflecting on my experience attending my first Board retreat. There … Continued

A Newcomer’s Perspective

by Patrick Kahney As a new member of the Board of Trustees I was asked to share my thoughts regarding my time on the board thus far. First, however, I would like to thank everyone in our congregation both past and present. When our family started coming here in 2008 we knew right away we … Continued