Author Archives: Marianne Alt
7 Practices of Board Leadership
The UUCWC Board of Trustees will:
1. Discerning the Congregation’s Mission and Vision: Center the mission/vision in strategic decision-making.
Claim our role as Religious Leaders.
2. Holding the Fiduciary (Resource) Responsibility: Be aware of the way we develop and utilize … read more.
by Marianne Chopp Alt, President
Our Board of Trustees is the nine-person elected governing body of this religious community. The Board’s governance philosophy delegates decision-making authority to individual ministries and committees so it can focus on:
Goal-Setting and implementing the Strategic Plan
Creating and overseeing Church Policies
Overseeing … read more.
The concept of covenant is most central to my understanding of what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist today. “We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote” – and our Principles follow.
In the children’s Religious Education program, every … read more.
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 … read more.
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 … read more.
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 … read more.
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 … read more.
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 … read more.