Happy New Year to Everyone! At the risk of sounding trite…it’s a time for new beginnings and renewed enthusiasm. Our ever-busy and active community continues with many opportunities to be involved. Here’s a peak at what the Board is planning in the months ahead.
We are very excited about a new idea that came out of our collaborative meeting between the Board and the Committee on Ministry! How about freeing up some volunteer energy while also building community relationships? This could be accomplished by adding two, part time staff positions – a Membership Professional who could coordinate volunteers, greeters, ushers, checking in with visitors and generally foster and enhance community relationships to name a few duties (https://www.uua.org/careers/membership) … and a Church Sexton/Building Caretaker who could be responsible for cleaning, routine maintenance, repairs and proactive care for our building. This is food for thought and discussion in the following months as we prepare our budget and stewardship drive. We welcome your comments and questions. Please feel free to talk with anyone on the Board or Committee in Ministry.
We are forming a Security Team to help develop plans and procedures with already-established protocols. Trainings in safety will be offered through the Hamilton County Sheriff’s office as well as other organizations.
Dining for Dollars is returning! This is a fun way to participate in community while generating funds. Someone volunteers to host a dinner or event, a ticket is sold and the proceeds go to the church. Julie Kane is coordinating this effort – so please let her know if you are interested in hosting a dinner. Look for signups later this month.
Other Fun(d) raising ideas in the works are our Gala (non-auction), plant sale and Everything but the House auction. Stay tuned for more details! In the meantime – stay warm!