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October 6, 2020

 Wy’east UUC

Tuesday, October 6, 2020



In Attendance: Daniale (Moderator)

Jocelyn (Treasurer)

Arianna (Secretary)

Mark (Member at large)

Craig (Minister)

  • Check-In
  • Meeting Minutes-review of 9/08/20 Board Meeting: Approved
  • Standard Reports:
    • Minister’s Report
      • See below
    • Worship Committee Report
      • Two soul circles are planned for the near future. 
      • There are a few open dates, but planning is going well.
    • Social Justice Committee Report 
      • Special collections and speakers are getting lined up.
      • November 8th speaker fell through, but we have a post-election service plan.
      • Our first speaker made an impact on a lot of members and proposed that those of us on Chinook lands pay rent to the nation. We are looking into it. Another opportunity to help is to learn the language of the nation where you live.
    • RE Committee Report
      • The first virtual popcorn theology happened. Two kids and a few adults attended. 
      • Jocelyn will be stepping back from the RE committee. Ari will attend the next RE meeting and can step in as board liaison.
    • Treasurer’s Report
      • Waiting on a few pieces before finishing the report.
      • Income seemed high this month, as several members paid their full year’s pledge.
      • Expenses were on track.
    • Membership Committee Report
      • See below
  • Digital Wy’east
    • Paid Position Virtual Tech Role:  Jolanda Walter
      • The interview committee met with Jolanda last week and agrees to move forward with hiring her.
      • The contract involves 2.5 hours of tech support every Sunday. The time frame is tentatively 6 months, with a possible extension.
      • Perhaps October 18th could be a paid training day. November 1st could be her first day.
      • Ari will check with D’On about the background check process.
    • Motion to approve the contract: Approved
  • To Confirm when meeting in person:
    • Board:  
      • Meeting Notes April, May, June, July, August, September, October
      • Endowment Committee Members
      • Board Discretionary Fund for Zoom License
    • Congregation:  Annual Meeting Notes/voting
  • On Hold:
    • Ron would like time to discuss ordering rainbow chalice tees-- waiting until  logo is finalized.
    • GA2022:  will send an email via the newsletter to determine if anyone is interested in hosting any activity. 
  • Next Meeting Date: We propose moving the meeting to Thursday 11/5/20, 7pm to avoid election night.


Respectfully submitted by Arianna Lambie, Secretary


Ministers Report—10-20

1) Sermon preparation, newsletter columns, etc.  

Special column on fires.

2) Phone calls,  e-mails.  Pastoral calls, Zoom meetings with congregational members/leaders.  

3) Colleague consultation.

4) Martial arts and Spanish language study 

5) Kentucky UU/Muslim study book group, reading Karen Armstrong’s Muhammad, meets Wednesdays

6)  COVID scare, tested negative.



On September 9th, the Membership and Worship committees joined forces to create and facilitate our Drive-Thru Water Communion Ritual. The turn out from the other church members was light but understandable as it was held on a weekday afternoon (3-6) which could have been difficult for some to attend. An option for a home visit produced one offering and some members elected to email their pictures and water stories directly to Linda Mac from their place of residence. I think the event was well worth the effort as it offered a creative alternative to the normal in person ritual and produced enough offerings so Linda Mac could incorporate the members pictures and stories into her worship service on the following Sunday( 9/13). Linda Mac deserves our deep appreciation for her vision and energy to oversee this event and produce the beautiful Zoom service that followed. A big thanks to my Membership team and other members that helped in the hands on work to make this event happen.

On September 13th, Linda B., Diane I. and her husband Larry coordinated and delivered our monthly food offerings to Lilac Meadows.  Larry met us behind HSC and provided the transportation to get the job done.

Our Chalice Circle coordinated by Deborah continues on it's regular schedule as does the Friday morning coffee group lead by D'On with Chandra substituting in her absence.

In our Path to Membership breakout room on 9/27 we had one (1) attend, Kathleen Deborah O'Day. Kathleen has UU experience as she was a member of a UU church in Indiana (I think) and was involved in R.E. as a teacher. She loves the faith and is looking for a church community that is not large but well functioning and offers groups that she can join to better get to know us. She showed interest in the Coffee and Chalice Circle groups so I'm asking Deborah and Chandra for their approval and to send Kathleen the links to join us. Joan Horton has previously given us her contact information and is attending our Sunday services often. She attended the Coffee group last Friday. She also has UU experience being raised in the Ft. Worth UU church.

We have one person fill out the Visitor information form on 9/6, Achama George. I invited her to our Path to Membership session and I'll continue to watch for her and of course other visitors . Our attendance was 45 on 9/27 which seems to be about average.

Diane I. keeps us steady on the task of keeping our phone tree active so we can stay in touch with our membership and report any needs.