UCUCC Council Summary August 15, 2018
~ Mary Sue Galvin, Council Secretary
Encampment Hospitality Team
Council authorized the Encampment Hospitality Team to send a communication to Tent City 3 and to Nickelsville to encourage them to request UCUCC to host one of them starting sometime in May or June of 2019 for three months as our next encampment hosting. Any subsequent formal acceptance of a request would be at a later Council meeting.
Council reviewed drafts of goal statements for each of the 3 focus ministries for the next 18 months. These will be based on purpose statements from each of the ministries. Suggestions were discussed and statements will be refined and presented for a vote at the next council meeting.
Pledge Campaign plans shared: Our annual pledge campaign is starting soon! It will coincide with our Fall worship series, during which we will be reflecting together about our vision of the promised land and our legacy.
- What is God calling us to do?
- How do we live our passion?
We can ask these questions as individuals, through the daily work of the Church and as a light in the wider community. Pledging to the Church is one of the ways that we can answer God’s call. Our pledge campaign will try to highlight the work of the five ministries that our pledges make possible, and the many ways that our church embraces and promotes. Dates and plans for the Pledge Drive Pledge drive were reviewed: Kickoff Sunday: September 30. Ingathering Sunday: October 28.
Good Works Bazaar update
There are so many groups around UCUCC who are doing amazing things – it’s hard to keep up with it all! On Sunday, October 21 after church, Ostrander Hall will be filled with people for our second annual Good Works Bazaar — the place to catch up with people, activities, ministries, and opportunities to learn about our church. Please plan to join the fun!
(September 22) purpose was reviewed. Hopes for the leadership training –
- to begin to explore institutional racism – moving from seeing individual racial “events” to seeing these as part of a pattern of behaviors
- to understand where we are going with this work
- to find out how as leaders we can get support for this on-going work
Two new bequests were received and designated for the endowment fund which will support the operating budget. There will be a forthcoming article in October Church and Home about these bequests. The council paused and gave thanks for David and Shirley Fox, and for Art and Betty Kloess. All four were long-time, active, faithful members remembered with affection and appreciation.