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From Your President

UUCS President

June 1, 2018

Dear Members and Friends,

As I complete my year as your president, there are so many folks to thank for all their efforts that made this church year such a success.

Let me start with your Board of Trustees—Fred Stoll, Jan Jerome, Pate Randall, Shane Wolcansek, and Patrice Fentiman. Thank you all so much for agreeing to serve. A special thanks to Fred, who has done an outstanding job as your president-elect, and will make a great president next year.

As good as your Board has been this year, your committees were awesome. Who could not feel welcome at UUCS when they walk through our doors and are greeted by Kara Dowling, Kathy Dowling, or Lisa Patti. How can snacks appear every Sunday? We are very fortunate that Hospitality, chaired by Pam Stoll, gets help from Margaret Hayslip, Cindy Hart and her mom Frances, and from so many other

Our thanks go to Karen Mitchell, who chairs our Building and Grounds Committee, along with John Tarrant, Rick Christian, Bob Mitchell, and Lee Bright. Thanks so much for all you have done. Thanks also go to our Finance Committee, chaired by Barbara Tisdale, along with David Hudnall, Linda Leible, Kim Danner, Pate Randall, and Fred Stoll. Two of them disappear every Sunday after worship service to count this week’s collections and monitor our finances throughout the church year.

What more can one say about our music program except WOW! Thanks to all our music volunteers for sharing your talents with us.

Hours have been spent fixing and fine-tuning our sound system, thanks to David Freeman, Ron Fowler, and Fred Stoll. Thanks for doing that. Video-taping our services on Sundays has been done by the Communication Committee, led by Alan Jenkins, Andrew Cooke, and Katherine Wakefield. Thank to all of you for taking on that task.

There are many more committees too numerous to name. Thank you for your help this year. It is impossible to say how much volunteer time has been given by our members and friends to this religious community this year but thank you so much. This would not be such a special place without all your efforts.

Love and Peace,


UPDATE: Annual UUCS Congregational Meeting, June 3, 2018

UUCS President

May 30, 2018

The UUCS Annual Congregational Meeting was held on June 3, 2018, and the voting slate (see below) results were unanimous.


AgendaAnnual UUCS Congregational Meeting, June 3, 2018,

Proposed Budget for the Fiscal Year 2018-2019  (July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019)

The proposed budget has been passed by both your Finance Committee and your Board of Trustees. We will be asking for your approval for this budget at our Annual Congregational Meeting, Sunday, June 3, 2018.*

2018-19 Election of Officers and Representatives

The UUCS Leadership Development Committee is pleased to present the following slate of officers, board members, and committee members for election at the June 3, 2018, Annual Meeting.

President (1 year term) Fred Stoll
President-elect (1 year) Rick Hahnenberg
Secretary (1 year) Jan Jerome
Trustee (2 years) Robert Gettings
Trustee (2 years) Julie Harding

Endowment Team: Rochelle Williams (3 years), Abby Fowler (3 years)
Committee on Ministry: Judy Allen (3 years)
Leadership Development: Diane Dixon (2 years), Betty Koester (2 years)

We thank all of the volunteers who stepped forward to agree to accept these responsibilities in building our church life, with a special thanks to those experienced people who agreed to continue on the Board, Rick, and Jan, and continue on the leadership development team, Diane and Betty.

For information on the current board, you can see
Further information about UUCS governance is at
And, finally, if you have questions, ask anyone on the leadership development committee (Linda Leible, Palma Eisner, Alice Sutton, Diane Dixon, and Betty Koester) or email


*Paper absentee ballots will be available from the Board of Trustees upon request to eligible voting Members unable to attend the meeting. To be counted toward the vote, absentee ballots must be received and validated by the Secretary of the Board prior to the opening of the meeting, June 3, 2018. The online absentee ballot can be accessed here: Absentee ballot – June 3, 2018, UUCS Annual Congregational Meeting.

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