Boards & Committees

A Message from your Board President

(December 2021)

At this holiday time, I continue to be a grateful member of KUUC. Our faith, worship, exploration, arts, programs, and properties are a beacon of hope and joy in the community. This has been so since our founding almost 200 years ago.

The Trustees are seeking ways to share our blessings with more people. Much of what we do is good, has been done for many years, and should continue. We also recognize we could be more diverse. Our community is changing culturally; young people are engaged in new technologies and interests. We believe our Principles and Traditions guide us toward more interconnection and respect for everyone.

There is a lot to sort through. The Trustees and our KUUC Committees are taking inventory of where we are. We are engaging in open respectful discussion. We welcome everyone to be part of this renewal effort. All the Trustees welcome your participation. We can begin our next 200 years with new energy.

—Carl

Board of Trustees

Announcement from the Board of Trustees

When we contracted with Growing Minds Preschool and Daycare to rent them space in the basement of our church annex, it was with the understanding that they could expand into more space within the basement of our church annex should the need arise. Growing Minds has decided to take that option. The good news is that we are getting approximately 30% more rental income from Growing Minds. The sad news is that, as of November 1, we will no longer have access to the room where our wonderful and educational building blocks are currently housed.

Space has been found for the blocks in the upstairs portion of the annex, in a room that is currently set aside (but rarely used) as a nursery, but the space is much smaller. This represents a painful loss to our Religious Exploration program, especially for the students and teachers. The Board of Trustees is committed to putting most of the substantial additional rental income back into the RE program, which suffered significant cuts in our current budget. We understand that this does not lessen the loss to the blocks program, and we appreciate the RE committee’s dedication both to religious education but also to our congregation’s overall needs.

Deborah Dunnell deserves particular thanks for establishing and teaching the educational building blocks program and for her willingness to work with the board of trustees to come up with a workable, if less than ideal, solution.

Immediate Witness, this would have to be discussed and approved or set-aside by the General Assembly to which it was submitted, and following a process outlined in the by-laws and online (https://www.uua.org/action/process/planning-aiw-ga).

Committees

Committee Contacts

Circle of Caring:  Betsy Zimmerli and Betty Forrest

Committee on the Ministry: 

Covenant Groups: Carolyn Antrim

Fundraising: Open

Investment:   John Bordenet

Middle East Study Group: Jim Smart

Membership: Deb McLay

Music:  Open

Nominating Committee: Jim Peale

Personnel:  Open

Property: Carl Jacobs

Religious Exploration:  Barbara Bryce

Senior Lunch Bunch:  Betty Forrest

Shawls of Love: Darcy Doyle

Slice of Fellowship:  Betty Forrest

Social Action/Green Sanctuary: Open

Stewardship: John Walter

Ushers: Tom Haynes

Wayside Pulpit:  Lindsay Bartlett

Welcoming Congregation: Open

Worship: Gwyn Powers

 

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