By Vivian Sellers, Board of Trustees
This year as we create a new vision statement for this congregation, are you willing to envision UUFA as a flourishing place where congregants focus on making that happen for the institution and its people? How would that look? What would it take from the members and friends connected to UUFA to make that happen? What would you be willing to give of yourself in terms not only of money but also of your time, energy, talent, and ideas to make this happen? How can we be better stewards of this congregation and its campus? Is this, indeed, what we want for UUFA now and for those yet to come? Are we able to move from a position of thinking in terms of scarcity into a place of thinking in terms of abundance?
These are some of the questions the “Flourishing Team” in collaboration with the Committee on Shared Ministry will be asking during the months of January and February, during our “Flourishing Campaign.” We start with the January 8 Sunday worship service.
There will be opportunities for your input during those two months, prior to the Annual Budget Drive. The Budget Team will look at your priorities for UUFA in developing a budget. Your ideas may be used for years to come in planning yearly budgets and creating priorities for UUFA.
On January 22, after the service, the Team will lead discussion on how you see UUFA in terms of a flourishing congregation, and what you think it will take to get there. How much time, how much energy, how much creativity, how much money?