Summary of the UCUCC Council Meeting, February 20, 2019
Summary submitted by Roberta Hollowell
Anti-Racism book discussion
Virginia Felton led a discussion of the book White Fragility. People were encouraged to sign up for Lenten Circles which will include the reading and discussion of the book, Trouble I’ve Seen.
Pledges & Attendance
There was discussion about concerning trends with pledging and attendance. This is good information for the Interim Task Force.
Discussion about the well-received “service” from Catherine’s farm on the snow Sunday.
Hosting Tent City 3
Council unanimously approved hosting Tent City 3. The earliest date they will arrive is April 27 and the latest will be some time in June, depending on whether they are hosted by another group between March and arriving at UCUCC. The Tent City hosting committee has met all the requirements for hosting a tent city. When the date is finalized, the Tent City planning committee will communicate with neighbors, the congregation and nearby businesses.
UCUCC Spiritual Inventory Task Force
Council unanimously approved forming a Task Force has been formed to look at where our church has been, listen for how God is calling us to proceed into our future, examine priorities, mission, worship and parish care needs, identify goals and direction and recommend the leadership staff we will need to achieve these goals. Task Force members are:
Kathy Kripps — Joan Davis — Carol Bryant
Tim Croll — Margaret Stine — Denis Streeter
Ellen Naden — Mary Jean Phipps
Catherine Foote, leadership staff liaison
Bart Klinger — Mary Kollar
Pris Kloess — Mary Sue Galvin