What Have We Completed?

  1. Concluding a Ministry Well
  2. Education & Preparation for Search
  3. Building the Search Structure
  4. Opening Up the Search
  5. Discernment/Mutual Selection
  6. Finalizing the Offer
  7. Beginning a New Ministry

1. Concluding a Ministry Well

Reverend Connie Grant has been with us as an interim minister since 2019. We always knew she would be leaving us so this step has been in the works from day one. We appreciate her service during this interim time, especially navigating us through a pandemic! We truly appreciate her expertise and partnership in this ministerial search.

2. Education & Preparation for Search

We were quite busy during the month of June! We joined a workshop on June 13th that included the UUA Transitions Office and affiliated colleagues for a virtual presentation of the principles and practices of a well-executed ministerial search. The following weekend on the 19th and 20th we met with Kathy Kerns, our UUA Regional Transitions Coach, in a Ministerial Search Committee Zoom meeting.

We have decided as a team to meet weekly to make sure all the details of the search are in place and moving forward. We will keep you updated on the progress of the search for a settled minister. It is an exciting time of change in our church. The entire congregation will play a part in selecting our next minister!

Email question or comments to search@first-unitarian-pgh.org.


Ministerial search updates

Committee Narrows List of Ministerial Candidates

Last fall at about the same time that the Ministerial Search Committee shared our reports on the Congregational Survey and the Cottage Meetings with the congregation, we put the finishing touches on a “Congregational Record” describing our ...
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Survey, Cottage Meeting Data Compiled and Available

In November, the Ministerial Search Committee took on the time-consuming task of compiling and analyzing the data we collected from our Congregational Survey, Cottage Meetings, Focus Groups and the all-day Beyond Categorical Thinking workshop. Two members ...
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Ministerial Search Update

Mid-September to late October were busy months for our congregation in our search for a new minister. To present our Fellowship honestly, the congregation helped us evaluate our church: who we are (our strengths and ...
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