“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
The UUFP is looking for a few good people…. Well, actually the Board of Directors are looking. The Board of Directors serve a critical role in providing governance to ensure the ongoing success of our fellowship. As outlined in our bylaws, all board members are elected by the members of our fellowship. What you may not know is that our bylaws outline term limits for each position. While there are many advantages to having term limits, one of the biggest benefits are the new ideas and fresh perspectives that new board members bring. Diversity of ideas is critical to being successful in an ever-changing environment. Periodically adding new members to our Board of Directors not only keeps us in covenant with our bylaws but also infuses the Board with new energy and ideas. So, if anyone is interested in serving on the board, please reach out to any member of the board.
The rental coordinator is also looking for a few (okay, maybe more than a few) good people – renters to be exact. Our facility is a great setting for many different types of events. Weddings, parties, business meetings (our sanctuary with the new technology would make a great place to hold a meeting for a larger crowd) are just a few ideas of how our facilities can be used. If you or someone you know would like to rent our facilities, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. As the world opens up again and people gather together again, why not meet at the UUFP?
And speaking of meeting at the UUFP, in-person services are back! The board has continued to monitor the drop in cases of COVID-19 and feel that meeting in person (with masks and social distancing) would not create a high-risk of contracting/transmitting COVID-19 situation. However, as we have learned with managing through two years of COVID-19, there is always some degree of risk. So, the board asks that if you are not feeling well, please stay home and enjoy the services online. We will be there for you when you feel better.
The final bit of “in-person” news is that, after two years, the Board of Directors will once again hold a board retreat at our fellowship on April 2nd. We will be developing our vision on moving forward in this “new” world and what strategies and financing will be required to help us achieve our vision. You will be informed of the outcomes so stay tuned.
Enjoy all the early signs of spring that the month of March brings.
In gratitude, Linda K.