960 Barnett, Kerrville, TX (830) 792-3626 Sunday Service - 10 am to 11 am
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On May 20 we had our first Board Sunday and I am hopeful that we can continue this practice at least once a year so that our members and friends have the opportunity to get to know our Board members a bit better. For those of you who were in attendance Thank You and for those who were not able to attend I would like to give you just a brief recap.
Our Board members participated by giving a brief description of what their job duties entail and Linda, our Board President gave us a recap of what our Board had been doing to improve the life of our congregation.
Linda explained that the Board looking through the lens of Socrates when information is brought to the Board. This method asks three questions: 1) Is it truthful? Did you actually hear/see this or is it second hand information? 2) is it for the good of the church? And 3) is this information useful or is what you are saying going to be useful? The Board believes that these three questions will eliminate much of the gossip that is brought before them.
At the end of the presentation we asked the congregation for questions and we had several people come forward with questions.
Mike Burkett asked how the members/friends of the congregation would know who chairs each committee so that if a question arose they would know who to contact. Susan Lipp provides us with that information monthly in our newsletter. This is important if you have a suggestion for the Board to consider. The Board has empowered committee chairs to make decisions that are within in their scope and to bring things that are beyond to the Board. Recently when Andy had an idea that we should upgrade the windows in the church, he brought this idea to the Committee Chair Council (CCC) which decided that it was a good idea but that it was something that needed Board approval due to the cost. The Board looked at it and voted that yes, new windows will be installed.
On the other hand, Judy brought the idea of revisiting Women’s Connection. The CCC approved this idea without taking it to the Board. If you have an idea, please see a committee chair prior to bringing it to the Board.
Another question was raised by Susan Lipp who asked if we might create a logo that would distinguish our congregation from others here in town. As we are a UU congregation we usually use the UU chalice logo but this does not identify us fully. This matter will be taken up at the June Board meeting.
The closing was a simple request for people to become more involved in the working of our congregation. We will be losing our Board President, Treasurer and Secretary in January and this is your chance to make a difference in how your congregation functions. If you are interested in a position or would simply like a job description to see if you might be a good fit please contact Judy Ashcraft at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking forward to your input,
Next Board meeting is Wednesday, December 12th
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.
A SPECIAL NOTE FROM:
REVEREND JA RICKARD
OF SPECIAL IMPORTANCE
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.
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
2019 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.
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.
Women’s Connection: Girls Night Out,
2nd and 4th Tuesday at 5:30 pm.
Meet at the restaurant of the day at 5:30 pm and have a great meal and conversation. Dutch treat of course. Restaurants will be chosen 2 per month by the attendees and will be announced in church notices and on the church calendar. There are more than 40 restaurants just in Kerrville from which to choose.
Check the current newsletter or weekly reminder for the restaurant of the day.
MONTHLY BOARD MEETING