President’s Message March 2017
UUCOV Mission Statement: Our mission is to build a welcoming and diverse community, which encourages growth of the human spirit, the free search for truth and meaning, and active participation in social and community affairs.
Is this who we are? Can you tell what it means? Is it clear, concise and easy to remember? Many of us feel we can do better!
For instance, our Stewardship Committee adopted the following as its mission statement: To nurture a culture of generosity.
Wow! Short, concise, and very descriptive.
In mid-February a task force was convened at the request of our Minister, myself and Vice-president Linda Underwood. Following an exchange of UU experiences, the group accepted the challenge of re-visiting our mission and subsequently proposing a new mission statement to the congregation.
Have some ideas? Some thoughts on our mission? Please share them in the upcoming weeks with the task force members: Dale Povenmire, Donna Schafer, Bonnie Norton, Linda Van Zandt, Tim Saltonstall, Mark Murray, Dave Jewett, Pam MacFarlane and Marty King.
Our decisions at UUCOV, be they financial, spiritual or educational, should be supporting our mission. Our congregation, due to our many, many activities, has been described as a train flying down the tracks with no destination. Let’s hope this task force focuses our efforts and gives us direction