Thank you, everyone who came to our annual meeting. It was the shortest one I’ve attended in recent memory! Your church leadership is thrilled that you all agreed with us that increasing staff salaries to at least the UUA minimum recommendations was of greatest importance. What a great way for us to truly live out our values.

With the congregation’s blessing, we are forming a Constitution Revision Committee for the coming year. They will be reviewing our entire church constitution (sometimes confusingly referred to as our bylaws), which hasn’t been updated since 2005 and there are items which no longer make sense or align with our values and practices. Most notably is the article on membership, as getting rid of our minimum pledge and waiver system negates the exclusive and unfair distinction between “Supporting Member” and “Member” and the differing rights of those categories. If this sounds interesting and you would like to be a part of the committee, please let me know! We are hoping for a variety of ages and length of attending our church, so please don’t let that deter you. The committee will begin meeting this summer, and Barb Davis has generously offered to be the committee’s parliamentarian and guide us through the appropriate process.

If you have not yet made your pledge, it’s not too late! There’s even a link on our webpage to make your pledge online. Thank you for all that you do to help our church be a force for good in the world.

Zoë Valette

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