Board discusses upcoming congregational votes on religious education, endowment

The UUFE Board of Trustees met at its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2017. Here is a summary of key actions and discussion at the meeting.

The board is proposing to raise the Endowment minimum from $100,000 to $150,000. This will be voted on by the congregation at the May 2018 annual meeting.

The date of the special congregational meeting was changed from October 22, 2017, to October 29, 2017, to vote on whether to hire a Religious Education Coordinator. It was announced that Kevin DeBeck is the new RE Committee chair.  

Board members were reminded that the UUFE Pandas will participate in the Lego League contest on November 18, 2017, at Elkhart Memorial High School, so everyone is invited to come cheer on the Pandas.

UUFE sent $750 to the UU Service Committee for hurricane relief.

The Committee on Ministry announced they are working on holding a leadership development course early next year.

UUFE’s congregational directory is currently being updated. If someone wants their photo updated, they should contact Don Hershberger.

UUFE’s social justice project of feeding the hungry at Broadway Christian Church is in need of funds. People may donate by writing a check and noting “Broadway Christian” on the memo line.

The board is continuing to work on a new strategic plan, and will spend much time on this during the November and December meetings.

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