Happy New Year! 2018 will continue changes since the arrival of Rev. Ron Palumbo, along with new programs: Friendship Sundays, Interfaith Partnership Thanksgiving Service, and the River City Pop Christmas Concert. Also, Judy Lindow retired after 15 years of service to Unity Christ Church (UCC) to be replaced by Erika Carmichael, as Office Manager. Alan Ernst has resigned as Music Minister; our musical friend, Deborah Sharn, is volunteering as Music Coordinator.
Several changes (amendments) were made to the UCC Articles of Agreement and Bylaws at the Annual Meeting to make them more democratic and transparent (see Amendment article elsewhere in this newsletter). And Michael Shelton-Montez and Leonard Smith were voted as new members to the Board of Trustees.
Also, each of the current Board Members, Rudolph Clay, Lawrence Johnson, Juankee McKinney, and Carolyn Perry, has agreed to serve an additional year on the Board to establish a quorum and provide continuity.
We ended 2017, as expected, with a budget deficit. Going forward in 2018 much work will need to be done on church finance, membership and maintenance of the building. The Board needs your help: if you’re not on a volunteer team, (Hospitality, Library, Book Store. Landscape, PR, Platform Assistant, Audio-Visual, Events, or Greeters) we urge you to join today!
Hoping you had a very, Merry Christmas and the New Year finds you in good health and happiness!
We are honored to serve Unity Christ Church, as we “Move Forward in Faith”…
Blessings to You All,
The Board of Trustees