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The President's Perspective -- September 2017

altIt will be good to be together again after missing our service on September 10 due to hurricane Irma. I hope all of you and your families weathered the storm safely with your homes intact as well. Some of us are still awaiting electricity. We are relieved that our UUFG buildings were undamaged by Irma. The grounds, however, will require a lot of cleaning up! A small work crew has already begun, and more help is always appreciated. Many of our members helped each other to prepare for and recover from the storm. It is during difficult times that we really appreciate our loving community.

Next weekend, September 22nd through 24th is “Next Steps Weekend.” We will have an opportunity to work with a consultant who will help us to be more effective stewards of our UU Fellowship. This is for learning and planning purposes; you will not be asked for donations or pledges this weekend.

Barry Finkelstein will spend Friday evening and much of Saturday meeting with key leaders of committees and governance, gaining an understanding of who we are and how we have been operating. At 2:00 Saturday afternoon all interested UUFG members are invited to an open facilitated workshop with Barry in the Social Hall. Please try to attend this 75 minute long workshop.

On Sunday please welcome Barry to our service. He will join us for the service and for our Town Hall meeting beginning at 12:30. There Barry will offer his observations and recommendations for our continued progress.

I urge you to participate in Next Steps Weekend to the extent that you are able. If you've been invited to a specific small meeting your presence there is needed. Whether or not your are involved in the small meetings, please come to the Saturday workshop at 2:00 and the Sunday Town Hall meeting after the service. When we all join together to do our parts, there’s so much we can achieve.

In fellowship,
Marilyn Roberts,

 
The President's Perspective -- August 2017

This is the time of year when we gear up for the new Fellowship year. The Board welcomes two new board members, Aaron Broadwell and Richard Curtis. We are grateful for the service of Mary Anthony and Ron Lange who completed their terms on the Board at the end of June. [Click "Read more..." to continue]

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The President's Perspective -- November, 2016

alt Dear Members,

As you know, each year the Fellowship conducts a Stewardship Drive (aka “the Pledge Drive”, or “the Annual Canvass” among others). Last year, the Stewardship Drive was a resounding success, and we received almost $20,000 more in member pledges for this fiscal year than we did for the previous fiscal year. (Once again, thank you all for your generous pledges!) [Click "Read more..." to continue]

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The President's Perspective -- October, 2016

Two near misses (by tropical storm Hermine and by hurricane Matthew) have played up how wonderful it was to get a new roof installed on our buildings a few months back, along with relief as some cooler weather finally starts to filter down to Florida. Fall is in the air! [Click "Read more..." to continue]

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