May 17, 2020
On May 17, 2020, UUCA Congregation and Staff held their bi-annual Congregational Meeting. Items discussed include but are not limited to: vote on the new board slate for the 2020-2021 year, discussion of mid-year financial status, amendment to policy regarding additional minster(s), discussion of Project Phoenix building renovation updates, delivery of Endowment Fund Report, presentation of Annual Vision of Ministry and executive report, response to COVID-19 pivot, and report from Board President.
Thank you Don Milton III for showing up in so many ways and doing so much for this congregation! Not all ministers are as lucky as I am with a Music Director so thank you for all that you do.
3:22 PM – Closing: Observer’s Insights 2:17:01
Preface process observation:
The questions work better for in-person and we may need new questions for our current situation.
Did we observe our covenant?
Did we remain on task?
How did the questions and presentation demonstrate our commitment to Anti-Racism Anti-Oppression, and Multi-Culturalism?
By-law revision demonstrated this commitment
What was the high point?
The finance meeting
What was the low energy moment?
The end as we are all now suffering from Zoom-fatigue.
What was the most meaningful part of the meeting?
Passage of the By-law revision.
Extinguishing the Chalice and Closing Words 2:20:20
I leave the Board today having served five years with a host of exceptional people. Thank you UUCA leaders both past and present for your wisdom, your vision, passion, & love.
Closing Words by T.S. Elliot
What we call a beginning is often the end, and to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from. We shall not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. What we call a beginning is often the end, and to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.
3:37 PM – Adjournment
Bill Withers “Lovely Day” Played as Zoom exit music.