In a large congregation such as ours, we offer a wide range of activities, often on small scales: Covenant Groups, Theme Groups, Pastoral Visitors, religious education classes, etc. These afford opportunities to let us really get to know one another on an intimate level and grow in deep and meaningful ways. Other times, the Sunday services in particular, we meet as a larger community to share, learn, and together try to make our lives, and our community, a little bit better.

And then there is the business of the congregation where we need input from all. Over the next 2 months in particular, your input is needed on these congregation-wide issues:

  • Sunday, April 17, 1pm in the Sanctuary – Town Hall Meeting: Budget Hearing on the proposed 2016-17 annual budget. Our Annual Budget Drive results are below last year and the Executive and Board are proposing a lean budget focused on what we believe are those programs and services of highest priority to the congregation. Please participate and let us know what you think. If you can’t be there in person, let anyone on the Board know your thoughts.
  • Tuesday, April 19, 5:30pm in Sandburg Hall and Sunday, April 24, 12:30pm in Sandburg Hall – Town Hall meetings to discuss the proposed “Congregational Resolution in support of Black Lives Matter.” Our Earth and Social Justice Ministry has done an outstanding job in crafting a resolution that embodies our UU values. It also calls on members to push our comfort zones and confront our white privilege. We need your input. Please attend either meeting and let us know what you think.

One of the main reasons I attend UUCA is the shared community of values. We have a community that listens, values, and evolves due to the full, respectful, and meaningful participation of all members and friends. Let us be All Together Now as we take on these challenges.