At the Jun. 3, 2018, Annual Meeting, the congregation voted to approve the 2018-19 Operating Plan and Budget, elected new congregational leaders and presented congregational awards (see below). Click here for draft minutes from the Jun. 3 meeting.

2018 Congregational Awards

Founders Award – Carol Jensen

2018 Founders Award recipient Carol Jensen with incoming Board President Anthony Salvi.

“Recognizing your many years of welcoming visitors and new members, supporting member involvement in congregational life and growing UUCF’s membership. As a staff member, you established the annual anniversary dinners and faithfully recognized member anniversaries. Your ongoing attention to unsung jobs, in-depth knowledge of congregational operations and willingness to solve problems have contributed greatly to the long-term strength and wellbeing of this congregation. For all that you have done, we are deeply grateful.”



Bruce H. Birnbaum Award – Ken Foley

Birnbaum Award recipient Ken Foley, center, with Rev. David A. Miller and Rev. Sarah Caine

“Honoring your years of reliable dedication to UUCF social justice projects, including the Hypothermia Shelter and Rebuilding Together. For shepherding the Blood Drives and powering the Chili Cookoffs. For working quietly, largely in the background, to identify and make building repairs, and showing up in the middle of the night when necessary. The congregation deeply appreciates you and your commitment.”




Welch RE Award – Darryl Branting

“Honoring more than 15 years of teaching 8th Grade Our Whole Lives  sexuality education at UUCF. You have directly

Welch RE Award recipient Darryl Branting, left, with RE Committee Co-chair Tom Crowley.

enhanced the lives of more than 125 young UUs by delivering honest, accurate information about human sexuality, dismantling stereotypes and assumptions, building self-acceptance and self-esteem, fostering healthy relationships and improving decision making. Thank you for this immeasurable contribution to our community.”