Welcoming change…easy to say, but a bit harder to embrace. We have been talking a lot about being open to change as we prepare ourselves for a new ministry. I think most of us know and understand that we cannot expect a new minister to create a presence identical to what we have known. Nor would we really want that, if we hope as a community to grow and develop. In listening to and considering
If you’ve seen Frozen as many times as I have, and you don’t fast-forward past the silly song “Fixer-Upper” that the troll family sings, you might have caught this little lyrical gem: “People make bad choices when they’re mad or scared or stressed. But throw a little love their way and you’ll bring out their best.” Boom. Right there, Kristen and Bobby Lopez snuck in a line that captures the meaning of the whole darned
Dear Friends, I’m writing this as November draws to a close. It has not been an easy month here. Early on, we received news of Minister Emerita Carol Rosine’s health diagnosis. Some of you are new or didn’t know Carol well, but for others, she has been a central figure in your lives. The news cut deep. There was anxiety over whether UUA guidelines would allow the congregation to provide support for Carol. With good help from the UUA, we
By the time you read, this the results of the Ministerial Search on-line survey and Small Group Meetings will have been shared at a Congregational Meeting. Another sincere thank you to each and every one of you for all your time and thoughtful responses. One thing is very clear- we are passionate about FUSF! The next step in the process is the creation of a document known as the Congregational Record (CR). This document creates
Greetings! We continue our journey to finding our next settled Minister. The Transition Team continues to be very busy, meeting regularly. We have shifted our focus from establishing our identity to arriving at a shared vision for the future of FUSF. We have written several Vision Statement drafts based on input from the congregation. The objective was to summarize in a few sentences who and what we want to be over the next several years.