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The President's Perspective -- May 2018

Even though UUFG no longer closes during the summer months there is a feeling that we are coasting into a more relaxed time of our Fellowship year. Our Coming of Age class has graduated, committee annual reports have been submitted, and our Annual Congregational Meeting with its changing of the leadership guard is behind us. You can read all about it when the minutes come out, but here is a brief summary. [Click "Read more..." to continue]

We are happy to have added Marilyn Kershner to the board as a trustee, and Rose Cole has joined the Leadership Development committee. We thank Tom Bullock, who has completed two terms as Treasurer and is leaving the board. LDC is still working on finding a nominee for the Treasurer position. We affirmed our choices of Share the Plate recipients and voted unanimously to continue as a host church for Family Promise, with the valuable help of Temple Shir Shalom, our support temple. We passed a $296,540 balanced budget that includes a raise for every staff member.

Last but not least, I announced that Debra Neil Marici received the Meritorious Service Award for her behind-the-scenes work as our Communications Team Lead, Webmaster, List serve maintainer and Foundation grant procurer for a new shed and labyrinth repair. Debra and Tom were on a camping/kayaking trip and learned of the award when they got home.

On June 10th we will bid a fond farewell to Rev. Maureen, who is retiring, and her spouse Peter. There will be a reception after the service. Please add your cards and well wishes to the gift box in the Phillips Social Hall next to the kitchen door.

There will be Sunday services and activities throughout the Summer, so do continue to attend. The air conditioning will be on! If you are traveling this summer, stay safe, have fun and we’ll look forward to seeing you again in the fall.

In Fellowship,
Marilyn Roberts
Congregation President

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