From Your President, July 2021
From Your President, June 2021
From Your President, May 2021
Happy May. I just want to start off with a big Thank You to Brannon Carter and the auction crew for all the work they did for our church. It felt so good to be together with all of you, in person, to share the first event of 2021.
The Covid Team will be meeting this week to look at ways we can have in-person services again in the Sanctuary when safe to do so. We are planning a meeting to let everyone who wants to come and share their thoughts to do so.
Some exciting news, the board has moved ahead with the elevator and the contract is signed. Soon the work will begin.
Please check the happenings each week. There are so many great things going on this month to join in. Covenant Groups are meeting at church outside, the governance study group and a workshop on transgender identity and experience. Also The Mountain retreat is coming up in October.
As always, don’t hesitate to call on any board member if you need something. Soon, we will be able to come back together. I want to see every one of you there.
From Your President, March 2021
It’s starting to feel like Spring some days. The light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter every week. More folks are being vaccinated, and gratitude for many is running high. I want to thank you all for the generous pledges you have been giving for the next church year. We are coming to the conclusion of the Generous Giving & Generous Service annual fund drive and if you haven’t yet pledged, please consider doing it this week.
We are getting the final cost projections for the elevator and hope to sign the contracts this month.
Weather permitting we will start having some of our services in the back yard of the church on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the coming months. And I am very happy to say on April 18th Brannon Carter and his team are going to run the auction after the church service.
Please continue to wear your masks everywhere, keep your family and friends safe and practice social distancing. Don’t hesitate to call on any board member if you need something. Soon we will be able to come back together. I want to see every one of you there.
From Your President - January 2021
Good Bye 2020, Hello 2021. It’s been a hell of a year. Our Church has gotten an amazing amount of work done this year even though we haven’t been able to meet in person. We have a wonderful mural on our wall and a beautiful place to sit and enjoy it. The amazing people making masks to help keep us safe have passed the 5500 piece mark. The UUCS community donated over $20,000 to help undocumented immigrants. We worked on voting rights and helped out at the polls in November. We collected so much food for Total Ministries over the months. We are in our second month of first Friday’s and we have reached 25% of our goal. A big shout out to Stewardship Chair Brannon Carter for all his work. We had an in person Solstice celebration and a wonderful Christmas Eve service. We held a few in person services when we could and the Goddesses willing, the kitchen will be finished soon and the new siding for the building will be started in January.
As we move into the New Year the light at the end of the tunnel is a lot brighter with the vaccines coming. When it’s your turn, get out, roll up your sleeve and get the shot. The sooner we all get vaccinated the faster we can get back together. Our Annual Fund Drive/Unsung Hero’s event will kick off at the end of January. Since we can’t get together for a meal with each other, we will have a Zoom event for all to enjoy. You will be receiving information about this soon.
As always, wear your masks everywhere, keep your family and friends safe and practice social distancing. Don’t hesitate to call on any board member if you need something. Soon, we will be able to come back together. I want to see every one of you there.
From Your President - December 2020
Coming up this week in December is our 2nd, 1st Friday. We have raised over 1,200.00 in November. Brannon Carter from Stewardship has been working long and hard to bring this first piece of the Annual Auction to us. When you see him let him know how much he is appreciated.
The Wilde Hall elevator campaign is underway. If you have any questions please read Alan Jenkins’ article in the unison.
Teddy Bear Sunday is coming this week. If you would like, please drop off a new bear or stuffed animal sometime this week to the front porch of Hatcher House or bring it by on Sunday the 6th at the SJ drive-by.
Worship is gearing up for two in person services this month. First is the Solstice on the 21st, and then Christmas Eve on the 24th. Hope many of you can join in the celebrations. Looking forward to continuing some of our services in January with many attending as the weather permits.
Some good news on the horizon for January. Looks like some folks can start getting ready for Vaccines against Covid-19. When my turn comes, I will be in line with my sleeve rolled up and ready. Hope by next fall we can be back to something that looks normal again!!!
As we get ready for the holiday season, stay safe and keep wearing those masks.
See you all soon