From Matt Silverman on behalf of the Board of Trustees
Your UUCM Board members have been busy. We have been reviewing and facilitating the drive towards a comprehensive emergency preparedness plan that will help keep the facility, staff, and members and visitors secure and safe for years to come. Trustees are finalizing our review of the new and improved employee handbook to help us to consistently meet our legal and organizational responsibilities as an employer. And April is budget month, so we have been preparing in a variety of ways. For example, besides understanding the financial requirements for our operational, facility-related, and program needs, we entered into a discussion that will help insure that the final budget reflects priorities that are consistent with our cherished UU values. There is way more to come on the budget process in April and beyond so stay tuned.
Near and dear to my heart is the Board committee focused on building our Strategic Plan. Working with Laura Wilson, we are busily preparing a draft Vision Statement and goals and objectives that are aligned with each congregational area (Worship and Celebration, Welcome and Engagement, Family Ministry, Care and Connection, Service and Justice, and Stewardship and Governance). A key part of the Strategic Plan Committee, the Goals and Actions Group will soon be partnering with members of the Council on Ministries, Board liaisons and key committee and team leaders to finalize these structural components and to identify the “who, what, where, and when” of the plan. This is the good work that will elevate the congregation and align us all towards achieving our Mission, drafted for full congregation approval, as follows:
GROUNDED IN FAITH, WE COME TOGETHER TO NURTURE THE SOUL, INSPIRE HOPE, AND BRING INTO BEING A MORE JUST AND LOVING WORLD.