Committee News

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

RJI Praxis Group Update – June 2018

8. Institutional Transformation The congregation engages in critical self-assessment and seeks outside consultation to ensure that power structures and practices align with stated racial justice values and make space for diverse leadership and participation. Our April Praxis area was Institutional Transformation. We will have one more submission for CrossCurrents that will summarize our final two … Continued

Parking Update

Susan Irgang, Administrator As reported at this year’s Annual Meeting, our parking improvement project has gained momentum. With the inclusion of parking in the Capital Campaign and generous funding by this congregation, the Parking Task Force was able to take the next steps on our parking project. We have hired an engineering firm to survey, … Continued

Take a Look at Your Wall

Caryl Tipton, Director, Music Ministry I don’t know about you, but whenever I find a quote, bumper sticker, Facebook posting or anything that inspires me, I post it on a bulletin board above my desk at home (and in the church office). These items illuminate all the various aspects of my world, my heart and … Continued

Capital Campaign Update

The Capital Campaign Steering Committee is grateful to all UUCWC members and friends who have pledged their support to this once-in-a-generation opportunity to invest in real and lasting improvements to UUCWC. To date, 127 households have pledged almost $916,000 toward our goal of $1.1 million. Individual pledges range from $50 to $115,000 with a median … Continued

UUCWC June Outdoor Adventure

A Walk in Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve Sunday June 17th (Weather Permitting)   1635 River Road, New Hope, PA http://www.bhwp.org/ The Preserve’s 134-acre site features nearly 800 species of Pennsylvania native trees, shrubs, ferns, vines and herbaceous perennial wildflowers. The collection includes more than 80 native species designated as Plants of Special Concern in Pennsylvania, … Continued

June Food Needs

The meal for HomeFront and Luther Arms in June is: Pasta & Meat Sauce, Garden Salad, Bread/Rolls, Butter & Dessert. Donations needed for the hot meals are: Ziti or Penne pasta, & 85% Ground Beef. Donations needed for the supper sandwich bags are: 100% juice boxes, fruit cups, & granola bars. Monetary donations to purchase … Continued

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