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"The History That Never Was"
Date: Oct. 11, 2015, 9:15 & 11:15 a.m. Minister: Rev. David A. Miller. Music: Chorale. Religious Exploration: RE classes for age 2 to Grade 12 (except Grade 8 OWL). Grades 1-6 begin in the Sanctuary for Together Time and then return to the Chapel for the RE Workshop: UU Identity. All others begin in class or Nursery.
"In the Eye of the Beholder"
Date: Oct. 18, 2015, 9:15 & 11:15 a.m. Minister: Rev. David A. Miller. Service includes: New member recognition. Music: Catalin Dima. Religious Exploration: RE classes for age 2 to Grade 12. Grades 1-6 begin in the Chapel. All others begin in class.
“Fostering our highest ideals”
“I have one life and one chance to make it count for something. … My faith demands that I do whatever I can, wherever I am, whenever I can, for as long as I can, with whatever I have to try to make a difference.” – Jimmy Carter Life is finite. We give all that we have to something. The reason we give – whether of our time, our talents or our treasure – is to foster our highest ideals and aspirations. Done well, we use our gifts to transform ourselves, our community and our world. Giving can be a deeply spiritual practice. With this in mind, the UUCF Board of Directors is establishing two groups to work on refining two areas that will lead to better opportunities for all of us to Grow, Connect and Serve: The Leadership Development Committee will focus on fostering personal growth and providing the right leadership experiences to those who are interested in giving of their time and talents. The Generosity Team will help us refine our overall approach to financial stewardship, further improving the effectiveness of those willing to give their time and treasure to support the work of this congregation. Leadership Development Committee Still in its early stages, the board is working to establish this committee to focus on developing, growing and nurturing leaders within the congregation. We would like to be more conscious and deliberate about helping congregants give their time and talent to support UUCF’s mission. The Leadership Development Committee, a concept introduced to the board by Rev. David Miller, will focus on leadership readiness, depth of experience and the quality of the experience people have as leaders. They will help members identify how to serve the congregation’s mission in the ways most rewarding to them. This will be a standing committee, accountable to the board and the congregation. The Leadership Development Committee will work closely with the Nominating Committee – and may share members between the two. Generosity Team In April 2015, the Program Evaluation Committee (PEC) published an excellent report of observations and recommendations about how UUCF handles financial stewardship. The overarching recommendation was that financial stewardship at UUCF should be: 1) broadened so that more congregants are engaged in financial stewardship; and 2) deepened, so there is a “bench” of financial leaders ready to step up to ensure continuity for sound, responsible financial vision and operations. The depth of thought and care demonstrated in this report is another example of impressive contributions by UUCF members. As one element of our response to the PEC report, the board has voted to establish a Generosity Team. We are now seeking a team chair and deputy, who will lead a team responsible for the fundraising efforts of this congregation, including the Annual Giving Campaign, the Annual Auction and any future capital campaigns. The Annual Giving Campaign chair, the auction chair and the UUCF board treasurer will be members of the team, with initial advice and guidance from Rev. David and Director of Administration Rich Sider. Together they will work to create a more comprehensive approach to financial planning and stewardship, evaluate and propose new fundraising strategies, recruit volunteer leaders for our fundraising activities, conduct our major fundraising activities and promote the practice of generosity as a spiritual discipline. We intend to implement these new teams and develop them into an ongoing enterprise that will enable UUCF to make an even bigger impact on ourselves, our community and the world. If you have passions, suggestions or wisdom to share about these topics, please reach out to us. We welcome your thoughts. With love, The UUCF Board of Directors firstname.lastname@example.orgRead More >>>