Chalice Lighter: Sha’Ron Glass
Process Observer: Sean Golan
Board President: Jennifer Thilo
Board president Elect: Sean Golan
Financial Trustee: Jason Delaney
Secretary: Maureen McAndrews
Board Members: Jen Bain, Sha’Ron T. Glass, John Duggar, John Merkel, Absent: Allen Lee
Board Expectations for the year:
*Complete: Successful Capital Campaign
*Engage our congregation in renewing our Values, Vision, Mission and Ends
Building on our resilience, what transformations will we develop and nurture within ourselves, our congregation, and the world?
*Take A Stand: “We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association covenant to affirm and promote: journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.” https://www.8thprincipleuu.org/background
Thank you messages for the month: Christian Harden, Laura Yamashita, the HRC team (Ines Hoster, Erin Golan, Doug Abel). Next month: the bridge team task force.
Circle of Connection
Personal Hopes for Board Spring 2021
Excitement over the visioning process and hope that we will renew our mission and develop ends that are inspiring to us as a congregation; that we continue to innovate systems that last the test of time; for a successful conclusion to the nominating process; that our financial position continues to remain solid; to be in our newly renovated home – to see and hug each other. Gratitude for our thriving congregation and successful capital campaign.Announcements
Experiencing the Holy-COMPLETE
Stories and Wishes: COMPLETE
Vision for our Future:
Sunday, March 7, 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Board/Facilitator Training
Sunday, March 14, 2021, 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Thursday, March 18, 2021, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 21, 2021, 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Retreat: March 26-27
Training with Laura Park, March 27,2021
Goal to find an intown venue for an all day retreat. Discussion was had over an appropriate intown location. As a result, Taryn will contact the Gwinnett UU Congregation about using their facility.
Vision, Mission, Ends: Reflection Sunday April 11, 2021, 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m; Thursday, April 15, 2021, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m; Sunday, April 18, 2021, 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Affirmation and Celebration at our Congregational Meeting Sunday, May 16, 2021, 1:30 p.m.
Executive Report – Rev. Taryn Strauss
Taryn reviewed the report which the board had received via Slack.
The Work of the Board- Maureen McAndrews
Approve January Minutes
Report from Finance Trustee – Jason Delaney
Financials for FY 2020 were available and approved via Slack.
The Minecraft Program that was developed through the RE program will be packaged and sold to other congregations.
The bridge loan task force is close to securing the loan; banks were asking for more information this week.
The proposed 2021 budget that will be presented to the congregation for approval was presented and discussed.
Maureen moved to approve; Jason seconded. Approved unanimously.
Capital Campaign Committee – Maureen McAndrews
Nothing to report at this time.
Project Phoenix Committee – DeAnn Peterson
Plans and pricing are due to be 100% by mid March; plans are being reviewed by the construction manager, the civil engineer, interested members of the congregation. Need to decide what type of contract we want to have with Choate. Plans are almost complete for the AV system; speakers remain to be selected.
Choate has an in-house expert on permits who can be assigned to push Dekalb County if needed.
Bridge loan is close to being secured; should have a commitment by the end of the month.
Construction should be completed 10 months after ground breaking.
Healthy Relations Committee – John Merkel
HRC provided Adult Religious Sessions on the new policy and completed the rollout. These sessions have been recorded and John will look into having them available through the website so they can be viewed by those who could not attend.
They are considering a couple of workshops on listening and assertiveness in coming months. They are also in discussion to train SMG facilitators.
ARAOMC Committee – Allen Lee
Allen was not in attendance.
ByLaw Committee – Sean Golan
No report at this time.
Nominating Committee – Jen Bain
Progress is being made; only one stewardship co-chair and two nominating committee members remain to be filled.
Process Observation- Sean Golan
The Board works well together; the AVOM report covered BIPOC; there is a little Zoom fatigue. High point was that we will be able to see each other in person at the March 27 meeting.
Closing Words – Jason Delaney