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The President's Perspective -- February 2019

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This week I shine a light on some of the many soul satisfying things that are happening all around us at UUFG.

So far we have seen two of the four planned Sunday services addressing Black history in the US. I have been informed, moved and inspired by each of them and look forward to the other two services. The Worship team, Choir, Minister and guests have done an outstanding job of creating this series. This is a great time to invite your friends to visit UUFG.

Our Whole Lives, aka OWL, is “a comprehensive, lifespan sexuality education curricula” developed by the UUA. At this time we are conducting a series of classes for middle school age children. These classes provide inclusive, accurate information and promote informed responsible decision making.

We are enjoying the transformation of our courtyard with new professional landscaping. Phase I has been completed thanks to the courtyard team and the UUFG Foundation. The plan has already been designed for a larger area which will be done as funds allow.

Our Ministerial Search Committee is still working behind the scenes to attract and select our next settled minister. They are making good progress but they don’t leak any information prematurely, not even to board members.

These and all of our Fellowship activities depend on many volunteers to nurture them to fruition. Please thank them and consider how you too, can contribute your time and talents.

As we move into Spring UUFG begins planning for the next church year that begins July 1. In March we will kick off our annual Stewardship Drive, in which we will ask for your commitment of financial support for next year.

At this time of year our Leadership Development Committee, LDC, develops the slate of officers and trustees to serve on the UUFG board. Members will vote on the slate at the May congregational meeting. If a member of the LDC approaches you to be nominated please do your best to find your way to “yes.” Board service is a satisfying and impactful way to volunteer for our beloved community.

Don’t miss the camellias blooming in the Paul and Ginny Bird Memory Garden!

In Fellowship,
Marilyn Roberts
Congregation President

 
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