THIS PAGE IS DEDICATED TO SPECIAL NOTICES ABOUT MONTHLY BOARD MEETINGS AND CONGREGATION ANNUAL & SEMI-ANNUAL MEETINGS AND OTHER IMPORTANT NOTICES.
DETAILS ABOUT EACH MEETING HAS BEEN EMAILED TO THE CONGREGATION.
FIFTH SUNDAY SPECIAL
“Donate the Plate”
On the fifth Sunday of every month with a fifth Sunday, all moneys in the collection plate not designated for the church are donated to a worthy non-profit organization.
NOTEIf you wish to make a donation by check to the Charity through “Donate the Plate”, please make your check out to UUCHC, then write “Donate the Plate” in the check’s notation line.
Fifth Sundays coming up: Dec. 31
The UUCHC Board regularly meets monthly on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 in the Palmer Annex at 964 Barnett.
All are invited to observe the proceedings.
There is a time when visitors will be given the opportunity to speak. There is a time limit, please be brief or contact the President prior to the meeting if you wish to be on the Agenda.
All Are Welcome. Love Is Inclusive, Not Exclusive.
REVEREND JA RICKARD
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH OF THE HILL COUNTRY
Dear Church Member:
Immediately after the service on December 17, we will hold our annual congregational meeting.
The agenda for the meeting follows:
Call to Order
Minutes of June, 2017 Meeting
Finance Report and 2018 Budget
Board and Committee Reports
Nominating Committee Report and Election of Vice President and Secretary
Other Business for the Good of the Order
A quorum of 51% of the church membership will be required to conduct the meeting. Please plan on attending and lending your voice to continuing the work of our mission. If circumstances beyond your control prevent your attendance, please complete the proxy or absentee ballot attached, or obtain them from the back table in the church and entrust your vote to a member who can represent your voice. Members who have accepted proxies should give them to Vicki Luther prior to the start of the meeting.
Please come and lend your voice and vote to the democratic process by which we operate our church. Each one of you is important to our continuing success.
Linda Smith, President
Proxy and Absentee Ballot
MONTHLY BOARD MEETING
Next Board meeting is Wednesday January 10
960 Barnett, Kerrville, TX (830) 792-3626 Sunday Service - 10 am to 11 am
Men's Fellowship meetings begin again. Bring your lunch and get to know your fellow members. The regular schedule will be 1st and 3rd Fridays - 11:30 am. Palmer Annex - 964 Barnett
OF SPECIAL IMPORTANCE
As many of you know we will be doing our annual pledge drive soon. Yes, it is that time again. You will be hearing a lot about this in the upcoming weeks. I wanted to give you an idea of what has been done to prepare for next years budget.
Andy has met with the Committee Chairs and they have suggested amounts that they will need to continue doing the ministry of the congregation. After that meeting Andy, Linda and I sat down and went over the numbers and we sliced and diced until we came up with a fairly reasonable amount for our little congregation. For the second year in a row I have declined a raise, I did not ask for money to attend conferences and I believe that will help a bit.
The one figure that was brought before the Board as they discussed the budget was the increase in UUA dues. The UUA has increased their suggested donation to $60.00 per congregational member plus 7% for the Southern Region. That increase will take us from around $2000 to about $5000, Andy will present the actual numbers when he does the budget report. This is a big hit for our small budget which is why we sliced and diced the budget.
The other thing that we would like to do is increase our giving to the five organizations we donate to during the years. Although we do take the 5th Sunday collection and add $100.00 it would be nice if we could come up with a bit more. I am very sure that every organization truly appreciates our gift but a few more dollars might be nice.
As we get closer to the actual pledge drive be ready to see it done in a new way. We are hopeful that you appreciate our congregation and will help to keep it moving forward in the next year.
A SPECIAL NOTE FROM:
2018 Pledge Forms will soon be available.
Turn them in to Andy Pesez
or you may also drop them into the offering basket at Sunday Service.
When pledge drive starts the budget and
forms will be available for printing here.