This summer, I was honored and privileged to have spent a week at the Southern Unitarian Universalist Leadership Experience. SUULE was empowering and it gave me a true understanding of what our real work is, which is to listen to one another, to learn from one another and to grow from one another. That is what the LOV project is all about.

At SUULE, I spent a lot of time learning about the power of why. Why are we here?  Why do we come together? Why do we do the things that we do? The why, here at UUCA,  gives meaning to all that we do, not just at UUCA but in all aspects of our lives. The why, is our seven principles and our values of Connection, Inspiration, Compassion and Justice. and the rest of the Board of Trustees are asking you to embark upon a journey with us to discover and affirm together how we live out our why because your voice, your meaning, your heart, your actions and your behaviors make us who we are. When we focus on the why, the why becomes our reality.

Great things are happening at UUCA, we are working on so many amazing projects!  In this process, it is important to value differences. We will be asking you questions that will likely affect you somehow. In doing so, we create confidence and comfort to journey into the future together with parts of our past. The parts of the past that we bring with us should be the very best of us.

Our conversation about why we are here and why we live it,  is never over–it is ongoing. The Board of Trustees is committed to learning about and understanding your why. So please join in these conversations because we want to hear your voice.

What is it and why are we doing it?

Living Our Values, Imagining Our Future….aka The LOV Project, is a series of joyful and connecting workshops in which we will gather to explore our hopes and dreams for ourselves and our congregation. Our trained facilitators will guide you through a 2-hour process called appreciative inquiry. Together we will explore how we live our values of Connection, Inspiration, Compassion, and Justice, which will help us discern how to build our future based on our strengths. The primary outcome of the LOV project is to re-vision our congregational Mission and Ends to address our current aspirations.  This workshop is all about renewing our covenant together.

When and where is it…and are you going to feed me anything?


Friday, Sept 22th 6-8 23 Edwin BYO: Wine and Dessert
Saturday Sept 23rd 10-12 RE Commons Light Breakfast and Coffee
Sunday Sept 24th 1-3 Sandburg Hall Snacks
Tuesday Sept 26th 9:30-11:30 Sandburg Hall Light Breakfast and Coffee
Saturday Sept 30 9:30-11:30 Sandburg Hall Light Breakfast and Coffee
Sunday Oct 1 12:45-2:45 Sandburg Hall Snacks
Monday October 2nd 6-8 RE Commons Potluck Dinner
Wednesday Oct 4 6:30-8:30 Sandburg Hall Light dessert
Thursday October 5th 9:30-11:30 Sandburg Hall Light Breakfast and Coffee
Saturday Oct 7th 6-8 RE Commons BYO: Wine and Cheese
Sunday Oct 8 1-3 Sandburg Hall Snacks

Who is it for?

This project is for each and every congregant, it is hosted by the UUCA Board of Trustees. Please join us, we need your voice.

How do I sign up?

Sign up for a workshop here

Kate Hartnett, President, Board of Trustees