10 new members were welcomed by the congregation on December 10th. They are (left to right): Doug Choate, Suzy Choate, Nancy L. Wilson, Ray Goins, Janet Lemoine, Stan Majors, Mary Erceg, and Jill Majors. Not pictured are new members Janet Knudsen and Bob Knudsen.
Our next Pathways class is scheduled for January 23 and January 30 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Waters Hall. We encourage folks who are interested in becoming a member or just want to learn more about Unitarian Universalism and our congregation to attend. Sign up at the welcome table or contact Claire Harrison ,-or- 941-244-0151.
The Search is On
A committee of five (Bill Harrison, Chair, Bob Allen, Barb Griffin, Dawn Spitz, and Wayne Strife), has the responsibility of finding a person (or persons) to run UUCOV’s Music Program. We have been able to find strong interim music talent so that the committee will have the time they need to find the right fit for UUCOV. We were fortunate enough to have a great number of people volunteer and we thank everyone for their offers to help.
Fun, Frivolity, and Fund-Raising!
Yes, all at the same time, cause it’s AUCTION time! Show up in the Sanctuary, Saturday, January 27th beginning at 4:00 pm for a great afternoon/evening, dinner included, and quietly make the rounds to select what you want to ‘silently’ bid on before the live auction gets underway.
There’s still time to contribute to the fun and fund-raising by offering a party, a brunch, a lesson, an art item, a service, a ‘whatever’ for fellow UUCOVers to bid for; we can accept donations until January 14th. Check out the 2015-2017 auction brochures on the lanai to stimulate your own ideas, then pick up a donation form from the lanai or contact Diane de Grasse, to get listed in the auction brochure. The fatter the brochure, the more fun, frivolity, and funds. The Auction is our biggest fund raiser at UUCOV - last year we raised well over $10,000. Let’s do it again.
If you’d like to be in on all the action by volunteering, contact Joel Morrison .
A Congregational Conversation
Be part of refreshing the UUCOV Mission Statement on January 8th, 1:00 pm, in the Sanctuary We will look at our long range planning ideas to see if our mission reflects those ideas. What comes first? Mission/purpose or actions. Perhaps doing this planning in tandem helps in our work?