I am looking forward to the UUA Regional Staff leading the Start-Up of our shared ministry on Saturday October 15th. Everyone is welcome! This will be a time for the church leadership and the congregation to review our roles and responsibilities, to receive resources and support, and to articulate our goals.
Here’s an excerpt from a UUA article with some information about the Start-Up:
The search committee has done its job. The new minister [has arrived]. You’re excited, but also a little nervous. You want this new relationship to go well. But how to make that happen?
The most important part of a ministerial start-up is a facilitated retreat, for the congregation to get to know the minister a bit, and vice versa. Ministers need to know the history of the congregation, and congregations need to understand that their experience with former ministers will influence how they interact with a new minister.
During the Start-Up we’ll set priorities and discuss the different aspects of Ministry, who is responsible for what, and how we can collaborate. I hope you will consider joining us on October 15th. More information about schedules and zoom links will go out soon.
Join us in person starting at 9:00 a.m. for bagels and coffee. Program starts at 9:30 a.m.
Join us via Zoom in room 826 0147 4626, Passcode: startup.
From Rev. Sarah Schurr from the UUA:
Hello good people of East Shore!
In preparation for the Ministry Start Up on October 15th, we would like you to briefly answer the three questions in this Google Doc. Please use “I statements”, and speak from your own experience only. Your facilitators will glean material from this document to share in our morning activity.
We have several parking lots. Our upper lot, off SE 32nd Street, is closest to our Sanctuary, it has handicap and stroller parking. There is a roundabout for drop-offs. Our lower, main parking lot is also off SE 32nd Street. There are stairs that will lead you up to the Sanctuary. If that lot is full, there is also street parking on 32nd Street.