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President’s Message – June 2012

As I near the end of the first year of my Presidency, I reflect on what a special year it has been for me. I have said it many times, I say it here now and I will say it many more times before I am through: I continue to be in awe of the...

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President’s Message – May 2012

During this year’s Pledge Drive, Lauren and John Carlton emphasized the importance of pledging early. You heed- ed the call and I am pleased to report that a significantly larger portion of our congregation has pledged this year than last year at this time. I wish I could follow that with a more upbeat message....

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President’s Message – April 2012

Most people have a love-hate relationship with money; they can’t stand to deal with it but they can’t stay away from it. At no time is this dichotomy more evident than when asked to give it away. Welcome to this year’s pledge drive! In a bit of a departure from previous years, we are more...

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President’s Message – March 2012

The Board has instituted a number of new practices this year in our efforts to be more visible to the congregation and live out our values. Notably, we have been spending time getting to know our committees and other groups by inviting them to our monthly Board meetings. We are interested in knowing not only...

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President’s Message – February 2012

Board of Trustees Treasurer Judy Strachan delivered an interim financial report at the January 22nd service and I thought it was important enough to share with everyone. As with everything, there are high points and low points. Judy touched on a few of the more pertinent issues. Overall expenses for the congregation are on budget....

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President’s Message – January 2012

This year, the holiday season had a different feel for me. A lot of people I talk to are experiencing high levels of stress, as am I. Work-related pressures, mostly, but I think it’s symptomatic of other things. Many of us are in such a different place than we were three years ago, and not...