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In recent months, you probably responded to the Settled Minister Search Team’s congregational survey or attended one of the team’s feedback sessions or focus groups. Now it’s time to report the results. The team has summarized its findings in a blog post on our website.

They asked you to evaluate our UU community and set out your expectations for our next minister. The picture that emerges from all the data and meeting notes is a congregation eager for both intellectual stimulation and spiritual growth. As a community, we are still recovering from two years apart due to the pandemic and the loss of two ministers in the span of three months.

We’ve also been challenged by internal controversies over our standards for ministry and the UUA’s statement of principles and purpose. Despite our differences, the Search Team found that there is a strong core of members determined to remain in community. There is longing for what we’ve lost – as well as anticipation for what we might accomplish in a new shared ministry.

Check out the blog post for the full story of what our community is looking for in a new Settled Minister.

The Search Team also reminds you that time is running out to register for the UUA workshop, Beyond Categorical Thinking, that we are offering as an element of our search process. The program will be held on Saturday, December 2, from 10 am to 1 pm in Freeman Hall and on Zoom. Please register here in advance: bit.ly/BCTWorkshopRegistration so we know how many people to expect.

Rev. Keith Kron, who developed the workshop for the UUA. will be here to conduct the workshop. He also will deliver the sermon at our Sunday service. Following the service, Rev. Kron will be available for a question-and-answer session in the sanctuary. The Q&A will allow us to ask him about the Search process and for information on the UUA

Your Settled Minister Search Team,

Barry Ahrendt
Althea Clark
Mic Elvenstar
Ellen Holliday (co-chair)
Rebekah Visco (co-chair)
Dave Warren
Kathryn Whitfield