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September Board of Trustees Highlights: Solar Proposal

9/16/14 BOT Highlights

Not Minutes—Joan Perry ably takes them.

Corrections welcome!

Cynthia Adcock

 

Present:  Steve Brannon (chair), Mary Pike, John Bohman, Janice Morris, Gretchen Menn, Paula Bendlsmith, Juliet Perry, Wendy Jessup, Ken Marshall, Rev. Linda, Rev. Aaron, Joan Perry, Chad Ohlandt, Shelly Thompson (ministerial intern), Tom O’Reilly, MJ Schmelzer Hoekstra, Bob Denniston, Cynthia Adcock

 

Main Topic:  A Proposal to the Board…

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Added by Cynthia Adcock on September 18, 2014 at 2:12pm — No Comments

8/19/14 BOT Highlights

I'm posting the Board of Trustees Highlights I write up every month so that they are accessible to all.  They are not minutes, just journalism reporting on what I think most important for UUCA members.

Cynthia

8/19/14  BOT Highlights

Not Minutes—Christine Hauser ably took those.  Corrections welcome.  Cynthia Adcock

Board Members Present:  Wendy Jessup, Paula Bendl-Smith, Gretchen Menn, John Bohman, Mary Pike, Juliet Purll, Ken…

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Added by Cynthia Adcock on September 1, 2014 at 2:36pm — No Comments

Climate Change and Religious Conversion

Hi friends,

On a (UU) climate change list serve I saw a discussion of Peter Morales' phrase

"religious conversion" to describe what's needed to address climate change.

   Here's what I then responded, and what I think is true:



The phrase "religious conversion" immediately reminded me of the "great

awakening" and other critical transformations in history.  Anthropologist

Anthony F. C. Wallace at the Univ. of Penna. described a  process that I

have…
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Added by Cynthia Adcock on September 1, 2014 at 2:32pm — No Comments

Are allegedly-pro-life policies in Central America partly to blame for the wave of migrant children?

The U.S. is facing a humanitarian migrant-children/border crisis that is proven divisive, costly for the government, and that has opened the door to a wave of attacks against President Obama even from Latino voters.  

Most unaccompanied, undocumented migrant children come from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. What do these three mostly Catholic Central American countries have in common that may be contributing to this situation and to much poverty, youth…

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Added by Federico E. Cura on July 18, 2014 at 3:42pm — No Comments

UUSC Water Petition Period Closes Today

UUSC is sponsoring a petition to stop the water shut offs in Detroit.  As this is a basic human right, it would be good to have as many signatures as possible.  If not already accomplished, please consider signing.

http://actnow.uusc.org/site/PageNavigator/Detroit_Water_Shutoffs_Petition.html#petition

Added by Will Russell on July 17, 2014 at 1:37pm — No Comments

In the spirit of 1776

What would the earliest Americans who stood up to the King of England say now about our selfish elite?

I blogged on that question today: https://rageandroll.wordpress.com/2014/07/.

Happy 4th!

Laura Dely

Added by Laura Dely on July 4, 2014 at 4:44pm — No Comments

Today's Sermon

Excellent sermon today by our very own Shay O'Reilly!  Thanks, Shay, for prodding us and making us think.  I see a great preacher in the making!

Added by Kate Beysselance on June 29, 2014 at 8:30pm — No Comments

New initiative-Library Kilo-Watt in conjunction with MASES

Fellow members, I am working on an initiative to provide Kilo-watt meters to libraries in the District of Columbia for patron rentals. I live in Prince William county and we have been able to "check-out" a Kilo-watt meter to learn about our household usage for a while. At a recent event, I met a Library Administrator for the District and was surprised to learn DC libraries do not have this option. I think it is very important for all households to learn of their private consumption, and…

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Added by Sara Shields on June 29, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Board Meeting in June 17th at 7:30pm

The next Board business meeting will be at 7:30pm on June 17th in the Board Room.  Here is a draft agenda, 

Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

Board of Trustees Meeting

Draft Agenda

June 17, 2014

 Call to Order, Check-in, and Chalice Lighting (7:30pm)

 Consent and Informational Items:

  • Reminder of UUCA Mission, Ends, Values,…
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Added by John L. Bohman on June 10, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Beacon House volunteers needed on May 24

Beacon House has a Saturday Science club that has been a huge hit for children ages 5 to 18.  Adults and youth are needed to help out with the full filled activities.  UU churches in the area have been asked to provided volunteers and UUCA is responsible for staffing the 4th Saturday of each month.  The children start arriving…

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Added by Jason Powell on May 14, 2014 at 2:00am — No Comments

Upcoming Board Meetings, Budget Hearings, and Annual Congregational Meeting

Sunday, June 8 after the Service: Annual Congregational Meeting

Upcoming Board of Trustees Meetings:  

Tuesday, May 27 at 7:30pm (draft agenda below)

Tuesday, June 17 at 7:30pm 

Board members are available for casual or…

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Added by John L. Bohman on May 11, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Peace Camp is filling fast

Peace Camp is a summer camp packed with fun activities for children (ages 5 to 14), youth, and adults to learn and practice peace-making skills.

Peace Camp is a treasured UUCA institution and a unique training ground for new generations of peace builders. The camp brings community partner kids and kids from the suburbs together in an environment that builds common strengths on common ground.  Peace Camp 2014 will run for 3 weeks this year (June…

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Added by Jason Powell on May 9, 2014 at 2:00am — No Comments

Peace Leaders in Action Club

Have fun with friends, play cooperative games, explore issues you care about, create dramatic skits, learn ways to be a Leader for change and action.  Lunch will be provided.  This club is for youth ages 10-16 and will meet at UUCA from 12:45pm – 2:45pm on Sunday May 11. For more information, please contact MJ Park at mjpeace@gmail.com.

Added by Jason Powell on May 5, 2014 at 2:00am — No Comments

Interfaith Power & Light

I am wanting to contact any member with information on Interfaith Power & Light. I will heading up a meeting soon on the group and I would love any input from past members or to know of any programs we have in place on IPL. Thank yoUU! 

Added by Sara Shields on May 4, 2014 at 2:22pm — No Comments

Peace Camp still has room for a few more campers

Peace Camp is a summer camp packed with fun activities for children (ages 5 to 14), youth, and adults to learn and practice peace-making skills.

Peace Camp is a treasured UUCA institution and a unique training ground for new generations of peace builders. The camp brings community partner kids and kids from the suburbs together in an environment that builds common strengths on common ground.  Peace Camp 2014 will run for 3 weeks this year (June…

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Added by Jason Powell on April 22, 2014 at 2:00am — No Comments

Beacon House volunteers needed on April 26

Beacon House has a Saturday Science club that has been a huge hit for children ages 5 to 18.  Adults and youth are needed to help out with the full filled activities.  UU churches in the area have been asked to provided volunteers and UUCA is responsible for staffing the 4th Saturday of each month.  The children start arriving…

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Added by Jason Powell on April 13, 2014 at 1:30am — No Comments

Peace Camp 2014 registration is open

Peace Camp is a summer camp packed with fun activities for children (ages 5 to 14), youth, and adults to learn and practice peace-making skills.

Peace Camp is a treasured UUCA institution and a unique training ground for new generations of peace builders. The camp brings community partner kids and kids from the suburbs together in an environment that builds common strengths on common ground.  Peace Camp 2014 will run for 3 weeks this year (June…

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Added by Jason Powell on April 11, 2014 at 1:30am — No Comments

Peace Leaders in Action Club

Have fun with friends, play cooperative games, explore issues you care about, create dramatic skits, learn ways to be a Leader for change and action.  Lunch will be provided.  This club is for youth ages 10-16 and will meet at UUCA from 12:45pm – 2:45pm on Sunday April 13 and May 11. For more information, please contact MJ Park at mjpeace@lffp.org

Added by Jason Powell on April 9, 2014 at 1:54am — No Comments

Board of Trustees Meeting (4/14&15/2014) at 7:00pm in Board Room at UUCA

The Board of Trustees will meet 4/14-15, 2014, starting each evening at 7:00 pm.  Board members will be available for informal conversation at 6:30pm on the15th.      

Draft Agenda:

 Board Briefing by Search Committee (4/14 at 7:00pm)

 Executive Session (4/14 at 8:00pm)

 Check-in, and Chalice Lighting (4/15 at 7:00pm)

 Consent and…

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Added by John L. Bohman on April 7, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments

New Minister candidate announced April 6th

Boy are we excited!! The Ministerial Search Committee has reached a unanimous decision on our new Senior Minister candidate. The candidate will be announced during the worship service on April 6th. The search process has inspired us because the quality and integrity of the candidates is so strong. There appears to be an entirely new group of leaders within the UU clergy that is ready to lead all UU congregations to a new level. We think our candidate is a leader among leaders in this…

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Added by Warren Wright on March 31, 2014 at 11:31am — No Comments

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