Category: Ministerial Search Committee

What’s done and what’s next?

Ministerial Search Update Our HUGE thanks to the Fellowship for all of your participation to date – the Congregational Survey, Focus Groups and Cottage Meetings, Beyond Categorical Thinking workshop, Town Hall ideas and comments on Shared Ministry, and your ongoing feedback. Here’s where we are and what we can look forward to in the upcoming … Continue reading What’s done and what’s next?

“Shared Ministry” Transition Town Hall Meeting Summary from October 15, 2023

As part of our continued exploration of the meaning of shared ministry, the Transition Team hosted a Town Hall meeting on the topic. Perspectives from congregants were collected and provided to the Ministerial Search Committee.  We invite you to read through a summary of those results below. SUMMARY OF CONGREGATION PERSPECTIVES QUESTION #1 What do … Continue reading “Shared Ministry” Transition Town Hall Meeting Summary from October 15, 2023

UUFD Cottage Meetings and Focus Groups Summary

UUFD Cottage Meetings and Focus Groups Summary (with references to the Congregational Survey) October 2023 The Ministerial Search Committee was supported by members of the Healthy Congregation Committee and the Transition Team in conducting 11 discussion and information gathering meetings related to our search for our next Settled Minister.  Five Cottage Meetings and six Focus Groups … Continue reading UUFD Cottage Meetings and Focus Groups Summary

Congregational survey results are in!

One hundred and two of you responded to our congregational survey – are you curious what was revealed? What are our favorite things about UUFD? What are the top roles we want our next minister to play? What kinds of change would challenge us the most? See below for the full overview.

“Beyond Categorical Thinking” (BCT) Workshop Coming!

“Will the new minister hear me? Will my concerns and needs be met? Will the minister understand what I’m living with? How will the community respond to the minister?” In answering these questions, a picture of the “ideal minister” — influenced by categories like age, gender identity, nationality, physical or cognitive ability, race, sexual orientation, … Continue reading “Beyond Categorical Thinking” (BCT) Workshop Coming!

Cottage Meetings have changed!

Cottage Meetings have changed. The available times are now: Sun, 9/17: 8:45 – 9:45am (Sun, 9/24: 11:15 is full, not cancelled.) Thurs, 9/28: 12-1pm Sat, 9/30: 2-3pm Sun, 10/8: 8:45-9:45am & 11:15-12:15 All meetings are one hour long and will take place at Bowman Hall. If you have not signed up yet or need to … Continue reading Cottage Meetings have changed!