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

Update from the Racial Justice Initiative Praxis Group, December 2017

by Dan Tuft, Co-Chair, Racial Justice Initiative The Praxis Group is a part of the overall Racial Justice Initiative and is taking this entire church year to assess/audit where UUCWC is currently in terms of living, or putting into practice our commitment to racial justice. Nine areas of focus are being examined, one each month … Continued

Calling Community Volunteers! Information Needed!

by Sallie Dunner, Chair, Council for Faith in Action “Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless.” – (Sherry Anderson) The living tradition of Unitarian Universalism calls some of us to participate or volunteer in local community organizations and causes outside of church. UUCWC has a long tradition of members giving … Continued

Communications and Safeguards for the Personal Information of Members

by Michael D. Dalzell, Communications Ministry Team Earlier this year, the Board of Trustees passed four policies originated by the Communications Ministry Team to provide common-sense privacy guidelines for UUCWC communications. Each is described below, and they are particularly important for anyone who posts information to UUCWC’s website or social media pages. Respecting your privacy … Continued

Our Covenant of Right Relations

From the Right Relations Committee One aspect of a healthy congregation is having respectful ways in which we interact with one another. This responsibility is up to each of us by abiding by our Covenant of Right Relations. Our Covenant guides how we wish to behave and interact with one another. As examples, in this … Continued

Service as a Spiritual Practice

by Ana DelCorazon, Congregational Life Coordinator In my time at UUCWC, I’ve seen a trend in how newcomers grow into regulars. After an initial period of getting to know the church and its members, they start to make it their own. For some people at that point, they just want to come on Sundays, … Continued

Introducing the Ministerial Intern Committee

From the Ministerial Intern Committee: Sonia Hardaway, Tim Murphy, Connie Rafle, Michael Waas, Regina Zilinski We are incredibly pleased and proud that we have Sue Flynn with us here at UUCWC. In the 2016-2017 church year the Ministerial Intern Committee reviewed applications from several potential interns and conducted a thorough interview process with all the … Continued

UU Children’s Religious Education Curriculum

Last month, I wrote about the importance of felt experience in our classes. This month, I turn to the content of our curriculum. In UUCWC’s Religious Education program, we spend the early elementary school years building a child’s Unitarian Universalist identity. Children learn who Unitarian Universalists are, what we value and how to live our … Continued

A Place to Grow, A Path To Leadership

by Geri Koblis, Chair, Nominating Committee As a new member, UUCWC was presented to me as a place where I could grow. How excited I felt at the possibilities to try new things, to venture beyond the pigeon hole of my daily life. I might discover talents that I never even knew I had! Growing … Continued

Wake Now Our Vision Challenge – A Legacy Opportunity

The Wake Now Our Vision Challenge provides an exciting opportunity for the members of UUCWC to take advantage of special funding that will strengthen and enhance our financial stability for the future. Jim Erb, Chair of the Endowment Committee, will provide the details of the WNOV Challenge during the Middle Hour (10:00am) and again after … Continued