Our church Delegates to the General Assembly requested input from the Membership about the issues upon which they will vote. To that end, the Board scheduled a Congregational Conversation Meeting on June 4, 2017 at 12:15 PM.
The Declaration of Conscience statement of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) and the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) was discussed at the May meeting. While individuals may sign the Declaration, it seems appropriate for the Membership to discuss whether the Unitarian Universalist Church of Las Cruces should sign as an organization as well. The text of the joint Declaration is found at: http://www.uua.org/loveresists/declaration-conscience.
Given the level of activity of the UUA and the UUSC, especially since the November 2016 Elections, it seems appropriate to reactivate our UUA Liaison position. Dick Bagby served in this capacity for several years, and since his decision to move to other committees, the position has been vacant. If you are interested in serving in this capacity, please let a member of the Board know.
The Board continues to work on policies to guide its decision making. This policy work is in addition to the other business of the Board, and we’re pleased to report that we’re moving forward slowly and surely! Once the Board policies are complete, we’ll work with various committees to clarify their policies. If you happen to have copies of any policies in a file at home, if you know where some policies might be located, please bring them to a member of the Board. It is our hope that all policies, procedures and practices ultimately will be stored in electronic format.
Wishing everyone a blessed Summer,
Sally Atkinson, Board of Trustees President