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Page 2 - UUCT Finance Report; Announcements; UU Camp Invite: SAZCUUPS Update; Share the Plate (May); and Welcome New Members.
Page 3 - Jews and Muslims Working Together (Bosnia); Where Do We Come From; LGBTQA Updates; Defend Black Mesa Sovereignty; State of the Nuclear State; and UUA General Assembly 2018.
Page 4 - O'Odham Food Emergency; Southern Arizona Sanctuary Coalition; Book Review; and Continuation of the Black Mesa Story.
As We Move Forward
by Margo Garcia on Behalf of the Board
As we move towards a settled minister, and by the time you get this newsletter, Rev. Bethany will be visiting us and a decision will be at hand. We need to pause and remember how far we have come in the last two years under the able guidance of an interim minister and strong lay leadership. As part of our contract with the interim ministry program of the UUA, we have sent in the required evaluations of Rev. Lyn and documented our progress.
Some milestones we have noted:
• A year with no resignations from the Board of Trustees.
• Two pledge drives with increasing numbers of people pledging and an increasing total amount.
• Maintenance projects such as the restoration of the front and back beams completed and paid for.
• All bills paid on time.
• Active committees meeting regularly and carrying out their missions: Membership, Finance, Personnel, Worship Associates, Ushers and Greeters, Social Justice Council.
• An enhanced newsletter carrying information about the activities of the church and opportunities to participate in social action.
• A growing RE program with active classes doing interesting things and talking about important issues.
• Becoming a center for OWL classes and training of OWL leaders.
• An elected Search Committee that has worked faithfully and hard to bring us a qualified candidate.
• Increasing membership.
All this has happened because of the commitment of every person who walks through our doors to join in and create the community we want to be. We need to give ourselves a pat on the back. Well done!
Available Times To Meet Reverend Bethany
Wednesday, 5/2, 10 am to 1 pm: At the Big Heart Coffee Shop, drop in for a visit, across the street from UUCT.
Thursday, 5/3, Holland Sanctuary: Open Forum for Q & A for people with last names beginning with A-L (two time slots -- 10 am to noon & 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm).
Friday, 5/4, Holland Sanctuary: Open Forum for Q & A for people with last names beginning with M-Z (two time slots -- 10 am to noon & 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm).
Saturday, 5/5, 10 am to noon, Holland Sanctuary: Open Forum with Reverend Bethany.
Saturday, 5/5, 5 pm to 7:30 pm, Goddard Hall: Potluck for Families, similar in style to the Parenting Club. Bring food for your family and extra for sharing if you like; we'll have dinner with parents and kids, and then let the kids play in child care while the adults visit.
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