Transitioning Together-Phase Three

Dear Members and Friends, It is time again to update you on our transitioning process for the Interim Minister and this time it appears we will be doing this together "in person". I am writing this on the morning of our coming back together in person for the first Service in our Sanctuary since March of 2020. We are ready to once again meet in person keeping in mind the safety protocols that have been put in place. WE will not be hugging, shaking hands, or sitting close to those not in our family; we will be wearing masks., and we will not be singing. There will be no food or drink this morning after service and no sitting around chatting as we so love to do; however, we will once more be...

Transitioning Together-Phase One

Dear Members and Friends:The time has arrived for us to begin our journey through the transitioning process to celebrate the retirement of current Minister, Terry Sims, and to begin the selection process for our Interim Minister. NO ONE – ministers, lay leaders or congregants are taught the skill of saying goodbye. How a ministry ends may affect not only how the ministry is remembered and regarded but also subsequent ministries. Endings should focus on celebrating what has been done, expressing feelings of gratitude and saying goodbye in a way that is remembered positively. We are currently putting plans together for a Retirement Celebration for Terry – with members/ friends, family, and...

Transitioning Together-Phase Two

Dear Members and Friends: There is much to share this month about changes taking place within the UUCS congregation. So, before I take you to the second phase of our journey through Transitioning, I will bring you up to date on these changes. As most of you know Charlie Mannino is retiring from his position as Newsletter Editor and Technology Chair this month along with Cathy's stepping back from her responsibility as Web Manager/Master for the UUCs Website. Charlie and Cathy have been loyal, dedicated, supportive and caring members of this congregation for many years. We are – of course - sorry to see them retire and we certainly owe them our sincere thanks; however, they have earned...
Sherry Robinson
President