As we have passed the halfway point of our church year and have fully entered our lay-led “interregnum” period prior to hiring an interim minister, here is a reminder of First Unitarian Church Priorities for 2018-2019:
#1 Create a strong sense of BELONGING for ALL who enter our doors
#2 Explore paths to the formation of a long-lasting and meaningful First Unitarian / Community PARTNERSHIP
These priorities were established by the Board with input from the program staff and congregant participants in VIM Open Questions conversations. They are the guideposts for Board and Staff decisions, actions, and programming. We hope you see evidence of these priorities in all aspects of church life.
Members and friends of 1st Unitarian are invited to join us after the service on Sunday, February 24th, for the second annual Coming of Age youth fundraiser! Join us for delicious spaghetti and bountiful baskets of treats and trinkets. The Coming of Age class is the Unitarian Universalist rites of passage for 8th and 9th graders, which culminates in a service featuring statements on their beliefs and values, and a heritage trip to Washington, D.C. The spaghetti dinner is not only a fun social gathering for all, but for a very good cause...so bring friends and family!
The 2018 annual Giving Statements are being mailed. Look for yours to arrive in the mail in the coming week.
The Share the Plate on January 20 collected $708.75 for Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism (BLUU). I thank the congregation for your generosity.
Those of you who currently have a recurring donation to the church using Vanco should have a message from me in your email on Wednesday describing the steps I would like you to take to move your donation to Breeze. If you think you have a recurring donation using Vanco and did not receive this message from me, please send an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can check. If you have a recurring donation set up using the online banking feature at your bank to send a check to the church, that will continue to work and there is nothing that you need to do.
The donation page at the church's web site has been updated to use Breeze and I am happy to report people are already using this.