The BVUUF Board of Officers and Trustees held two meetings in January, both largely focused on plans for the 2020-2021 church year, which begins in July. At its regular meeting on January 16, the Board adopted the following congregational goals for 2020-2021. These goals were based on the leadership visioning retreat held on January 11:
As part of being a Center for Spiritual Exploration and Justice Making, in the 2020–2021 Fellowship year, we will:
- Reimagine worship, music, and the arts by experimenting with alternate modes of spiritual exploration on Sundays and beyond.
- Deepen and expand our connections to outside communities engaged in justice making.
- Further align our Personnel Compensation Structures with UUA Compensation Recommendations and our values of fairness, equity, and inclusivity.
- Reintroduce ourselves to our neighbors and the broader region by implementing our communications strategy developed in the Spring of 2020.
- Strengthen our beloved community by broadening and deepening the ways we connect with and care for one another.
In addition, the Board:
- Approved a pledge drive goal for the 2020-2021 church year that is 7 percent higher than the goal for 2019-2020, to bring pledge income to $479,600. The goal is based on projected cost increases for staff compensation, maintenance of our expanded building, and program enhancements.
- Adopted a resolution to congratulate the LUUP leadership team on winning a $20,000 grant from the UU Funding program. Board President Marky Lloyd will present the resolution to LUUP in February.
The Board also held a Special Meeting on January 23 to plan actions for identifying possible nominees for open Board positions for the 2020-2021 church year. The office of Treasurer and three trustee positions are open.
For more information about any of these items, please contact Gloria Pearlstein at firstname.lastname@example.org.