Dear UUCJ Members and Friends —
In October, the UUCJ Board and Rev. Paul participated in a gathering facilitated by Rev. Carmen Emerson to help us develop mutual goals for Rev. Paul’s time with us. We also used that time in part to craft a covenant between the Board and Rev. Paul that will serve as a guide to how we interact with each other. To see this covenant, download the document below:
At the November board meeting, we used discussion from this gathering to develop two short-term goals, and one long-term goal, to provide us with a template for the remainder of the year.
- Enhance the frequency of communication with the congregation through multiple venues, including the weekly Eblast, Facebook, and emails to the congregation.
- Begin the process of developing a deeper understanding of Shared Ministry using resources provided by Rev. Carmen.
- Commitment to intentional and enhanced Shared Ministry for UUCJ as we move into the future.
You will have a new Board in 2021, which will go through this same discernment process. Thank you to all of you for your ongoing commitment and love of UUCJ.
Rev. Paul Johnson