Letter from the UCM Board, September 2016

Dear UCM Members and Friends,

The UCM Governing Board sends a warm welcome to everyone who is a UCM member, attends services and programs, and shares in the joys and concerns of the church. We are excited to be starting another church year with all of you!

One of the things the board reflected on at the end of the last church year was the need to improve overall communications with the congregation. To that end, the board will be initiating a monthly “Fireside Chat” on the 1st Sunday of the month. A few board members will be on hand to meet with you, answer any questions, and have a general discussion on board activities.

The board is already hard at work on a number of initiatives. We are actively focusing on the 2020 Strategic Plan and its 5 year outcomes.  You can find the Strategic Plan by going to the UCM website.  Specifically, we are beginning to plan for a 10 year growth study doing research and data collecting.  Also, we are looking at how best to monitor the outcomes of our strategic plan.

Along with keeping an eye on the church’s finances and policies, we are beginning our year with defining our roles and responsibilities.

You are invited to attend any or all of the Board’s meetings that are held at church on the 4th Tuesday of each month from 6-8pm.

We hope you enjoy your church year and feel welcome by all as we all work to build a loving community and nurture our spiritual growth as we continue to find best ways to serve human need and protect our earth.

Yours in service,

Jo Romano, President
Melinda Moz-Knight, Vice President
Will White, Secretary
Nancy Read, Financial Officer
Priscilla Fox, Member-at-large
Paul Hartmann, Member-at-large
Jennifer Payne, Member-at-large
Rev. Joan Javier-Duval, Minister (ex-officio member)