President’s Message

 

  1. Interfaith collaboration — We intend to continue our pursuits with Unity Citrus County, the Baha’i congregation, and hopefully other nearby UUs in the month of November.

  2. Bequests from the Robert L. Campbell and Mary Louise DeWolf Revocable Living Trust — A working group has been assembled to consider how best to proceed and the Rev. Brock Leach has offered to assist us.

  3. Social Justice — Linda Myers, former chair of the Social Justice Committee, is leading multi-pronged UUA-sponsored “UU the Vote” campaigns aimed at getting out the vote in November.

  4. Eighth UU Principle — John Ivens led a very substantive and well-orchestrated discussion on Oct. 22. The wording proposed by the UUA reads as follows: “We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.” John Ivens is leading the NCUU debate on this initiative prior to voting as a congregation on its acceptance. A Kitchen Table Forum is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 22, to facilitate an open discussion. For those attending in person, it has been proposed that discussions be followed by a potluck supper. The next newsletter will confirm the plans.

  5. Growing the NCUU Congregation — Connie Hart has been hard at work trying to find new ways of attracting attendance by potential new members. Natalie Briscoe, from UUA, is advising the membership committee on this, and we expect to have a Zoom meeting with Brock and Natalie before the end of the year. Regrettably, we have recently lost some existing and potential members. Some have tragically passed. But others have become disillusioned for various reasons that we are firmly committed to addressing.

Please remember that NCUU is a unique and loving community above all. Stay engaged and do not hesitate to share your joys and concerns. We grow and evolve continually and together; we are not static.

Namaste,
Don