One thing the Board of Trustees learned from last year’s Pulse Survey. was that a majority of the Fellowship didn’t know much about us. In that spirit, we’re excited to share a few updates on what we have been working on lately. After all, transparency is key to building a strong and vibrant community.
First, we want to acknowledge and praise our staff for their outstanding work during the recent holiday season. All events and services were superb, and we are grateful for their hard work and dedication!
Our Annual Meeting is scheduled for May 19, 2024, and our annual Pledge Drive will begin in March. The Board will be starting a blog to keep everyone informed of our ongoing work. We will also have a table at Coffee Hour where you can learn more and talk to current Board members.
On Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 9:30 am ERUUF will hold a multi-platform Annual Meeting of the Fellowship (Yes, the meeting is on SATURDAY this year). There will be coffee and light refreshments available at 9:00 am.
This is a wonderful opportunity for our members to engage in the governance of our community. We need a quorum of 10% of our membership to open this meeting, so we encourage all of our members to mark this date on your calendar and plan to attend online or in-person.
For the Annual Meeting on May 20, 2023 at 10 am, the Nominating Committee is pleased to report that the following ERUUF members have agreed to be placed on a ballot for elected positions of the Fellowship.
2022-2023 Annual Vision of Ministry
I was elected to ERUUF’s Board of Trustees in June 2020. It was the early days of the pandemic, with much speculation about how quickly things might be able to “get back to normal” and all of us were on a very bumpy curve of learning how to Zoom and how to “bubble”, not to mention Epidemiology 101. Was it really over 2 years ago? Since that time, your Board has continued to meet monthly via Zoom, and last year held a Zoom retreat over 2 Saturday mornings.
On Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 12:30 pm ERUUF will hold a multi-platform Annual Meeting of the Fellowship. This is a wonderful opportunity for our members to engage in the governance of our community live and in-person for the first time in three years! We need a quorum of 10% of our membership to open this meeting, so we encourage all of our members to mark this date on your calendar and plan to attend.
From ERUUF's Board of Trustees: UUA Article II Commission
Important Information and Opportunities for Engagement
The by-laws of the UUA require that every 15 years Article II be studied and potentially revised. Article II is the section of the UUA bylaws that serves as the home of our Principles and Sources, the UUA’s Purposes, our Inclusion clause, and Freedom of Belief Statement. In 2020, the UUA established a Study Commission for this purpose. The Commission is now seeking input and engagement with member congregations, according to this Charge.
Following the exuberant Congregational Meeting to call Reverend Brett, the Board got down to business and held a Finance Forum on Sunday, February 13th. The goal was to connect with ERUUFians about where we are financially, how we have both thrived and struggled in the face of many challenges, and to discuss how to move into the vision of possibilities that lay before us. What does it look like to move out of this pandemic-era contraction and into a time of growth? Slides from the presentation are available by clicking this link, and we encourage all members and friends to review them.
Letter to the Congregation
Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees would like to thank the members of the Ministerial Search Committee for their careful work on the search and their commitment to our congregation. We are proud to concur with their recommendation of Rev. Jacqueline Brett as the candidate for ERUUF’s Lead Minister.
We hereby announce a special meeting of the full congregation on January 30th to vote on the call of Rev. Jacqueline Brett as ERUUF’s next Lead Minister.
December 17, 2021
Thanks to all who attended the finance forum last Sunday. We are so looking forward to getting to see more and more folks over the coming months. It has been a long pandemic and the ERUUF Board of Trustees is eager to connect!
As the Board reflected at our retreat earlier in the year, two things were obvious: we are in a time of great transition as a congregation and we need each other. And so, ERUUF’s Annual Vision of MInistry was born: A Year of Connection and Change. While these ideas might feel a bit at odds, this vision conjures for me the image of our joining, hand in hand, and moving as one towards a great new adventure.
Sunday, June 13, 2020, 1:00 - 2:30 PM via Zoom.
All members are asked to join us for this very important meeting. Registration is required.
Our Annual Meeting will be virtual this year and will include very important information regarding the state of ERUUF and our future. We will also vote on our fiscal year 2021-22 budget as well as nominees for the Board of Trustees, Healthy Congregation Committee, and Nominating Committee. All members are asked to join us for this very important meeting. Contact the Board directly with questions: .
Annual Meeting Packet