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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

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

Special Congregational Meeting, Sunday May 11, 2014 at 12:30pm

 Notice of Special Congregational Meeting to Vote to 
Call a New Senior Minister

The Board of Trustees of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington has called a…

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Added by John L. Bohman on March 29, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

UUs on "Interfaith Voices," link below

On "Interfaith Voices" today, 3/16/14: Maureen Fiedler conducts a very thoughtful interview with Rev. Abhi Janamachi (Cedar Lane) and Rev. Rob Hardies (All Souls). You can download or listen from this link: http://interfaithradio.org/Archive/2014-March/Religion_Minus_Doctrine__The_Messiah_and_Your_Rental_Contract__and_More

Added by Diane Ullius on March 16, 2014 at 5:28pm — No Comments

Board of Trustees Meeting (3/18/2014) at 7:30pm in Board Room at UUCA

Board members are available for the half hour before each Board meeting for informal conversation.  

Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

Board of Trustees Meeting

Draft Agenda

March 18, 2014

 Call to Order and Chalice Lighting  (7:30pm)

 Consent…

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Added by John L. Bohman on March 9, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Search Committee Update

The Olympics might be over, but we are in the qualifying heat for the final candidates for our next Senior Minister. I am pleased to say that each of the three candidates is truly exceptional and all currently leading healthy and vibrant congregations. We are the only large church in search this year, and it appears the best candidates have expressed a strong interest in our church. Lucky us! This is the stage in the search process where confidentiality is most important, as the candidates…

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Added by Warren Wright on February 25, 2014 at 10:29am — No Comments

Board of Trustees Meeting (2/18/2014) at 7:30pm in Board Room at UUCA



The UUCA Board's regular monthly meeting will be on Tuesday, February 18, starting at 7:30pm.  Board members will be available for conversation a half hour early.

Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

Board of Trustees Meeting

Draft Agenda

February 18,…

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Added by John L. Bohman on February 13, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Board of Trustees Meeting (1/21/2014) at 7:30pm in Board Room at UUCA

The January business meeting of the Board is next Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 7:30pm at UUCA.  Below is a draft agenda.  Observers are always welcome.  Board members will be available to informal and formal conversation during the half hour before the meeting.  …
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Added by John L. Bohman on January 13, 2014 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Board of Trustees Meeting (12/17/2013) at 7:30pm in Board Room at UUCA

The monthly business meeting of the Board of Trustees is on December 17th at 7:30pm.  Board members will be available for informal conversation for the half hour before the meeting.

Draft Agenda

Call to Order and Board Check-in  (7:30pm)

 

We light this chalice

For the light of truth

The warmth of love

And the fire of commitment

Consent and Informational…

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Added by John L. Bohman on December 9, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Find out the Profile of the Minister We Want

On Wed Dec 4th at 7:30, at church, the MSC we share what we have learned from the Discovery Sessions and survey, and for the first time, will share the profile of the minister we seek for our search. If you can't make that session, come to Sunday, Dec 8th after the second service. 

Click HERE is the link for more information and to sign up.

-Warren Wright

Added by Warren Wright on December 1, 2013 at 2:06pm — 2 Comments

"Our" Millennials

What a fascinating tale these statistics suggest! I'll only add that I attended "Introduction to Our Faith" at UUCA last nigh, 11/13t. If my eyeballs are right, ALL of the attendees were under 40, and probably a good quarter of them seemed to be under 30. I think we are attracting Millennials. I also think UUCA is well-positioned to retain a good portion of these new, younger people. How? By our increasing dynamism, by our orientation toward the future, by our thoughtfulness and our…

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Added by Diane Ullius on November 14, 2013 at 11:40am — 1 Comment

Washington DC #1 for Millennials

This is newly released Census data. How does UUCA attract the under 30-crowd? 

http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2013/11/14/millennials-flock-to-washington-after-abandoning-city-in-recession/

Added by Warren Wright on November 14, 2013 at 10:11am — 1 Comment

Board of Trustees Meeting (11/12/2013) at 7:00pm in Board Room at UUCA

The Board is holding its November meeting a week sooner than usual.  We will meet Tuesday, November 12, at 7:00pm, in the Board Room at UUCA.  Because we are starting at an earlier time than usual, the informal conversation period before the meeting may be limited.  The meeting is open to all. 

Here is a draft agenda:

Call to Order and Board Check-in …

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Added by John L. Bohman on November 5, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Parking Lines

Hi everyone

Due the the rain we've been receiving all week, the contractors were unable to paint the parking spot lines in the lower level of the lot. We are hopeful they can complete this work next Monday. In the meantime, please continue to park as efficiently as possible and please be aware of the handicapped spaces.

You should also be aware that there are now speed bumps located throughout the parking lot. These will also be painted next week but are a welcome addition as…

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Added by Brian Smith on October 11, 2013 at 2:39pm — No Comments

Board of Trustees Meeting (10/15/2013) at 7:00pm in Board Room at UUCA

The October business meeting of the Board is on Tuesday the 15th at 7:00pm.  We are starting earlier to have time to get through a very full agenda.  

Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

Board of Trustees Meeting

Agenda

October 15, 2013

DRAFT

 Call to Order of (7:00pm)(note earlier…

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Added by John L. Bohman on October 9, 2013 at 9:05pm — No Comments

Survey: Overwhelming Majority "feel welcomed at church", but Women Slightly Less than Men

76% of those who took the survey strongly agreed or agreed with the statement, "I feel welcomed, encouraged, and able to be part of the church community". 80% of men agree compared to slightly less for women- 74%. 10% of respondents either disagree or strongly disagree with the statement, with both women and men of this significantly smaller population feeling equally  not welcomed. 13% neither agree nor disagree with the statement.

What should be our "welcomeness" goal? Is it…

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Added by Warren Wright on October 7, 2013 at 9:33am — No Comments

Survey: Older Give More Than Younger

These statistics probably won't surprise anyone: According to the responses to our survey, 41% of respondents 50-years old and older pledge $2,000 or more to UUCA. By contrast, 34% of 18-49 year-olds give more than $2,000. The largest category of giving for 18-49 is 'less than $250 per year' at 28%. Meanwhile, 12% of 50+ pledge 'less than $250 per year'. 

Thoughts?

Added by Warren Wright on October 3, 2013 at 12:40pm — 2 Comments

Survey: The Younger We Are, The Less White We Are

The analysis of the survey continues. For those of you who took the survey, you may recall question # 20, "what is your racial/ethnic identity?" We used the U.S. Census Bureau as a guide to define categories. Overall, 94% of respondents describe themselves as White (not of Hispanic origin). However, when we look at age differences, these numbers differ significantly: For respondents 50 years old and over, the percent that identify themselves as white is 98%. For respondents younger than 50…

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Added by Warren Wright on September 30, 2013 at 10:16am — 6 Comments

Parking Lot/Driveway update!

Hi everyone

 

Very exciting news: Mike told me today that they are going to do the final paving on the lower level of the parking lot and the driveway on Monday and Tuesday of next week (September 30 & October 1). Obviously this means they will be closed to cars and pedestrian traffic. I anticipate the lower level to be open on Wednesday morning. The driveway will remain closed during the…

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Added by Brian Smith on September 25, 2013 at 3:34pm — No Comments

Survey: Leadership Qualities Most Important

September 22nd marked the end of the field period for our survey. We still have to input some paper survey we received over the weekend, but so far, we have 520 responses!

One of the questions we asked on the survey was, "What leadership qualities are most important when screening for our next ministerial candidate?" There were 19 options plus an option for open ended responses. So far, according to the responses we have to date, here are the following Top 3 and bottom 3…

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Added by Warren Wright on September 23, 2013 at 9:21am — No Comments

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