2018 Annual Congregational Meeting
The 2018 Annual Congregational Meeting convened on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 11:15 am. With 120 members present at the meeting, the following action items were taken:
- Amended the church Bylaws, with the addition of the word “fiscal” to Amendment Article III, Section 2 so it will now read “…has made a financial contribution of record during the fiscal year”.
- Elected new members to the Board of Trustees and the Endowment Committee
- Approved members to the Ministerial Search Committee
- Approved the 2018-19 Operating Budget with the Board approved Budget Amendment *
* The Board of Trustees approved a 2018-19 budget at their meeting on May 3. Open Budget Forums were then held on May 9, 20 & 23 where a record number of members voiced their opinions on how our budget reflects our values as a congregation. Following these forums and taking into consideration the concerns of the members, the Board convened for a special meeting on Wednesday, May 30 to propose an Amendment to the Budget. At the Annual Congregational Meeting on June 3, the members approved the budget as amended. Please see the link above for the budget materials provided at the Annual Meeting, including the amended budget.
To see the presentation slides of the Annual Meeting, click here (PDF).
The Annual Meeting included a presentation from the Building Tomorrow Team regarding the east parking lot and east entrance. Click here to read the presentation and view the slides.
We also celebrated this year’s Unsung UU Award Recipient: Mary Hays!
Mary has been a member for over 40 years. She visits the sick and lonely with no fanfare, bringing food, company and always a joke. She has sung in the choir all those years and has been in the bell choir since its inception.
You can see Mary working in the kitchen at memorial services, or shepherding her Sunday morning team serving treats after the service.
Since the fabulously fun fair began, Mary has always invited one and all to her woodland acres for a huge outdoor breakfast… rain or shine. Good food, good company and lots of games for children and adults.
Mary has used her expertise in bee keeping to teach church members the craft. And she sells or gives away to many of us the delicious honey. She also brings produce from her gardens and gives it away.
Mary volunteers her time staying all night at church when we have overnight visitors seeking the sanctuary of our church.
She has been a generous donor to the Memorial Garden.
She hosts Unity Circle and brings her delicious cooking to share.
And always a joke.