We were very pleased to welcome the Rev. Dennis Reynolds, our three month Transitional Minister, to our Board Meeting on August 7. We hope all of you will attend his services and find a time to get to know him. To accommodate Dennis’ schedule, the Board will be meeting Wednesday, September 5, and Wednesday, October 3.
As many of you know we have not had a Healthy Congregations Team (HCT) for quite some time. The Board thinks we need one. In consultation with Rev. Tandi Rogers, Pacific Western Region Congregational Life Staff member, we chose to create an “Acting HCT.” That means we recruit a few former HCT members to serve until we are ready to engage the congregation in creating a brand new team. (This means after Rev. Kristen is on board.) As I said, we are in the recruiting process. Stay tuned for the results. For those unfamiliar with the HCT, its purpose is to promote healthy communication practices within the congregation and to help resolve conflict between members.
We also began the process of creating a Building Use Policy. Several questions have recently arisen that left us debating how we should use our valuable facilities and who gets to decide. Some of this work will be done by the Ops Team Leads, as they are closer to the action than the Board. The Board’s job is to relate this task to our broader Mission and Vision.
Questions? Contact one of the Board members, or attend the Tea with the B, the last Sunday of each month.
-Susan Aigner, Board President