Social Activities: December 25th pot luck was held after Sunday Service.
New Year’s Dance Party is scheduled for December 31st starting at 7:00pm. This is a brand new event!!! BYOB and snacks in the Sanctuary with dancing on the lanai.
Sunday Morning Experience: New microphones have been purchased so you will notice better audio on Sunday morning.
Volunteers are needed for Welcome Table, ushering, serving coffee and making Welcome Announcements. See Lori Baribeault She can get you to the place to sign up.
Notice slides on screen prior to events with information on activities that are open to all.
Fiscal Team: Legacy friends enjoyed a dinner party at Allegro Bistro in December.
All the Teams submitted budget proposals to the Finance Committee for FY 2017/18.
The Stewardship Committee initiated a trial period of using donation boxes at Sunday services instead of passing the baskets, except for the one Sunday a month when a community charity receives our donations. Planning for our annual giving campaign in underway.
Fund Raising activities – Nancy Ryder presented check from the Aegean Island trip and the 2017 trip to Sicily has been announced. Auction planning has begun and volunteers are needed (contact Joel Morrison ()
Membership Team: UUCOV has eight new enthusiastic members following the November Pathways Class. Evaluation feedback following Pathways indicated new members would be interested in a follow up get together and one is being planned.
Lifespan Learning Team: Spiritual Fellowship Committee announced Carol Wolfers is retiring after many years of dedicated service. Thank you, Carol. Wendy Voigt will replace her as co-chair with Pat Schwing.
Adult RE, working with the Caring Team, continued to hold a variety of presentations and discussion opportunities on the topic of aging and death. This has been a well-received program. This program will continue into January.
The UU Read program is focusing this year on “The Third Reconstruction” and book discussions are planned in January coordinated by Bonnie Norton.
Caring Team: This team has been working in tandem with the Adult RE Team in the presentation of the aging and death topic. The Caring Team purchased multiple copies of the books on discussion and have made them available on a circulating basis so all could participate in the reading.
Campus Team: In December, the front walkway was expanded and shrubs planted to surround the new patio. All are encouraged to utilize the patio for visiting after services to reduce noise level. The lanai is to be repainted and sound panels are to be installed to further reduce noise. Arrangements have been made with an arborist for tree trimming.
Planning is underway for possible shade to the front patio and installation of benches. Discussion begun on how to make access to the rear entrance of Asta Linder safer and more appealing.
Communication Team: Great newspaper coverage on the mats for the homeless. Communications Team made arrangements for our street signs to be repainted and refurbished; that task is completed.
Social Justice Team: The Gulf Coast Foundation presented an informative and shocking lecture on homelessness and hunger in Sarasota county. This event is the kickoff of our discussion on “Why are we here? What is our role? How can we impact our Community? On January 9th at 2pm all are invited to discuss this further.
Family promise families were with us over the Christmas holiday and will be staying two weeks; another church served as staff the first week and UUCOV will staff the second. A new wall mounted TV was purchased jointly by Adult RE and Family Promise for Asta Linder.
Administration Team: Southern District Leadership weekend will take place January 20th and 21st. All are invited to the Friday evening event. On Saturday UUCOV will be represented by three teams. Bonnie Norton is coordinating this event if you have any questions or wish to pparticipate.
As always, if you see something of interest, please know you are welcome to join any team.