Committee News

General Assembly is Coming

General Assembly is the annual meeting of our Unitarian Universalist Association. Attendees worship, witness, learn, connect, and make policy for the Association through democratic process. Anyone may attend; congregations must certify annually to send voting delegates. The 2018 General Assembly will be June 20-24 in Kansas City, Missouri. Most General Assembly events will be held … Continued

Proposed Change to Bylaws on Public Expression

The Council for Faith in Action is proposing a change to UUCWC’s bylaws to facilitate UUCWC expressing itself publicly in alignment with our principles. PROPOSED BYLAW CHANGES REGARDING PUBLIC EXPRESSION RATIONALE FOR PROPOSED CHANGE TO BYLAW, ARTICLE III CONGREGATION, SECTION 3 PUBLIC EXPRESSION: The current bylaw was developed when UUCWC was small and issues moved … Continued

Consideration of a Proposed 8th Principle

At the June congregational meeting we will be voting on whether we should affirm and hence adopt the proposed 8th principle. An 8th principle was drafted by Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism (BLUU) and reads: We covenant to affirm and promote: Journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by … 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

Update from the Racial Justice Initiative Praxis Group – May 2018

by Dan Tuft, Co-Chair 7. Political Education, Study and Training The congregation offers regular opportunities for members to learn about justice issues, gain concrete skills, and develop political analysis The above assessment point was the focus of our March, 2018 Praxis Group meeting. The Praxis Group supports the adoption of the 8th Principle ( www.8thprincipleuu.org) … Continued

Chi Yi Breathing

Caryl Tipton, Director, Music Ministry I can’t tell you how many times singers have said, “Sometimes I just don’t feel like coming to choir after a long day, but I’m always glad I did! I feel better and with more energy after singing!” Breathing is the foundation on which the singing voice is built and … Continued

What Happens When Our DLRE is Away

by Jen Rehbein, Sabbatical Team When our Lifespan Religious Education Direction, Robin Pugh, let me know that she was planning a sabbatical leave this year, I felt a mix of emotions. First and most important, I was very glad for her. I am proud that our community here at UUCWC takes the well-being and professional … Continued

Listening Circles about Proposed Bylaws Change

On June 3, 2018, UUCWC members will vote at the annual meeting on proposed Bylaw changes.  The Bylaws to which change is proposed are those regarding Public Expression, specifically Article III Congregation, Section 3 and Article VII  The Ministry, Section 1.  The current Bylaws and the proposed changes are detailed on the attached, along with … Continued

Food Ministry Requests for May

Here are the items that are needed by the Food Ministry to make this month’s meal. Every month the Food Ministry delivers 200 nutritious meals to those affected by homelessness and hunger. Can’t get these items? You can make a monetary contribution. Please place checks in the Food Ministry Mailbox. Please add Food Ministry to the … Continued

Capital Campaign Update as of 4.9.18

We are very excited to announce that, as of Sunday, April 8, we have raised almost $800,000 of the $1.1M capital campaign target! Here is this week’s Capital Campaign breakdown. Total Capital Campaign Pledges $789,915.94 Households Pledged 77 Households Yet to Pledge 124   This past Sunday several members asked us about the composition of … Continued