Board of Trustees

Developing the Board Goals for 2018-19

by Marianne Alt, President, Board of Trustees Each year the UUCWC Board of Trustees meets at a fall retreat in fellowship, deepening our understanding of our board duties and setting the goals for the year. This year, we began the process at the retreat by examining what kind of board we are (strategic) and how … Continued

Our Covenants With Each Other

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 class starts the year by creating a covenant for … Continued

Chat with the Board – Sunday October 7

Did you ever wonder about the Board of Trustees? What do they do? How do they make decisions? Who are they? This Sunday several members of the Board of trustees will be holding its monthly question and answer session called a “Board Chat”. Join us on Sunday, October 7 during the Middle Hour in room … Continued

A Personal View From a New Board Member

by Nina Todor, Trustee I have attended many committees meetings before for church and work, never a board so this was something new for me…At the first meeting I was immediately struck by the efficiency of the meetings; the agenda is followed (amazing) there is a recorder and a time keeper. We are a midsized … Continued

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