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Communications

The Communications Council is comprised of the Communications Team and the UCOV Radio Group. Our purpose is to provide information, news and programming about UUCOV and the Unitarian Universalist denomination to our congregation and our community at large.

The Communications Committee is in charge of internal publications - Connection and UUCOV Happenings, our website UUCOV.org, our Facebook page, press releases and paid advertising. If there is an upcoming UUCOV event you need publicized please download and fill out the form below and return it to Leie Carmody.

Communications Event Form (pdf)

The UUCOV Radio Group has created an internet radio station. Their mission statement: UUCOVRadio is an internet radio station which exists to broadcast programs and services embodying the seven principles of UUCOV and the Unitarian Universalist Association to the larger community. In addition to spreading the message of Unitarian Universalism, UUCOVRadio seeks to promote the arts and to focus on the needs and challenges of the local community. The UUCOV Radio site is located at UUCOVRadio.org

If you are interested in spreading the word about our congregation and our faith to the wider community, come join us! 

Communications News

Tip of the Hat

tip of the hatTip of the Hat is a new column that provides a place for each of us to express recognition of or thanks to others in the congregation. You might ‘tip your hat’ to a group, a team, or an individual. If you have a submission for this column please email it to the editor, Leie Carmody, with “tip of the hat” in the subject line. Your message should include who is being recognized or thanked.

To Frances Donahue. Thank you for the lovely donation of a large jacaranda tree to be planted this fall in honor of your father, Henry Lombard. And a thank you to Marianne Lombard for helping make this possible. UUCOV Board of Trustees.   jacaranda

To Pam MacFarlane and to Marty and Bruce King. Thank you for making the arrangements for and thank you for hosting a wonderful afternoon of storytelling by Elizabeth Ellis. Linda Underwood

UnderReconstruction To Bill Dowling and The Campus Team. Thank you all very much for the smooth transition of my office at Waters Hall. You were very patient and accommodating with the arrangement of furniture, re-routing of multiple computer wires and picking up various furniture donations. Salli Clarke

Stay In Touch the Easy Way

Are you aware that UUCOV has an informal Facebook page for members and friends to ask questions, post goings-on, happy events, family and friend news, etc.. In Touch-UUCOV is a face book page open to all members and friends. This is an informal page to keep connected. It is especially fun during the summer months when many are away and it is an easy way to keep in touch with friends and what is happening in the congregation. It is a 'closed' group so if you're not already part of it, you'll need to send an email to Lori   telling her you want to be invited; she'll take it from there. facebook
It's an easy way to find out what is happening in the congregation and to keep in touch with friends, especially during the summer months when so many of us are traveling or away for months at a time. We were able to hear from our members at General Assembly in New Orleans, we can see pictures of gardens from the north, get an update on the mat project or see pictures from last month's Elizabeth Ellis storyteller afternoon.

 

Gonna Make This Garden Grow

Last December, when John Spitzer took over as Chair of Legacy Friends, he talked with various members and past Legacy Chairs and then convened an Advisory Group to assist him in promoting opportunities for members and friends to provide a legacy to UUCOV.

FeatherPenCurrently, all Legacy Friends’ donations are directed to the UUCOV Endowment Fund, which only allows withdrawals of interest – withdrawals of principal are not allowed. Some individuals have said they would like to have their entire donation available to UUCOV to support legacy projects, such as buildings. In consideration of this situation, the Advisory Group has recommended that we establish a new fund from which the entire balance would be available to support legacy projects, and that members be given the option to allocate donations to this fund.

John Spitzer writes, “I hope we can implement this recommendation in the near future, as I am one of the members who would like to use it.” John and his Advisory Group have other proposals under consideration as well so stay tuned. If you have questions about Legacy Friends or wish to obtain information about planned giving, please contact John 319- 331-5914 or

Tip of the Hat

Tip of the Hat is a new column that provides a place for each of us to express recognition of or thanks to others in the congregation. You might ‘tip your hat’ to a group, a team, or an individual. If you have a submission for this column please email it to the editor, Leie Carmody, with “tip of the hat” in the subject line. Your message should include who is being recognized or thanked.

To Steve Doublestein. Thanks for making what could have been a knuckle-biting event (joining experienced kayakers after an almost 30-year distance from being on the water) into an easy and pleasurable experience by offering his encouragement and hands-on assistance. Leie Carmody

To Tim Saltonstall and the volunteers. Appreciation for showing up at the Laurel Community Association to do the food sorting. Linda Underwood

To Marilyn Amick. Thanks for the beautiful calligraphed names in our Membership Book of all those who joined UUCOV since 2015. Claire Harrison

Social Activities

baglunch colorBeginning June 5th, the Social Activities Committee will meet regularly on the first Monday of the month in Water's Hall from 12:30-2:30pm. Interested? Contact Catherine DiSante . Bring a brown bag lunch.