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The President's Perspective -- October, 2016

Two near misses (by tropical storm Hermine and by hurricane Matthew) have played up how wonderful it was to get a new roof installed on our buildings a few months back, along with relief as some cooler weather finally starts to filter down to Florida. Fall is in the air! [Click "Read more..." to continue]


September and early October ushered in a lot of activity here at UUFG. After replacing the carpeting in our sanctuary in August, the rest of the carpeting in our other buildings was replaced in mid-September. (Many thanks to everyone that helped move furniture back and forth as the carpeting was replaced!). Our Social Justice program held their annual Job Fair, Warren Hodge led an Implicit Bias workshop, and the Governing Board held workshops on welcoming as part of our year two developmental ministry aspiration. Our Chalice Choir participated in a refugee supply drive and held a first-rate fundraising concert. All of these efforts were well received, and point out just how active and dynamic a Beloved Community of our size can be!

In upcoming news and events, the Board continues to look at the UUFG governance structure, along with acquiring and installing a new solar power system. There are many events coming up in our Social Justice program, the Chalice Choir is rehearsing with singers from other churches in preparation for signing in the annual PRIDE parade on October 22nd, and our Youth Group is planning a fundraising lunch after service on October 30th. There’s a lot to check out and get involved with this fall at UUFG!

In Fellowship,
Pete Runyan
Congregation President

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