Save the dates – at last week’s meeting, the OUUC board set several important dates. Please mark your calendar and plan on attending.

The first of monthly informal (linkage) meetings with the congregation will be this coming Sunday, November 19 from 12:30 – 1:45 pm in classrooms 3 and 4. We’ll be taking a look at the implications of the projected pledge drive shortfall on the 2018 budget and getting feedback from those present. Bring your lunch.

An additional board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 28 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm to approve the budget for presentation to the congregation, review the proposed search timeline and authorize the application for refinancing of our mortgage. (We’ll have another linkage meeting in early December to share the search timeline and get feedback from the congregation).

The congregational meeting to vote on the 2018 budget and renewal of our Welcoming Congregation Certification will be Friday, December 15 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm preceded by our traditional sweet and savory potluck starting at 6:30 pm.

In other business, the board approved the addition of Endowment Committee policies and procedures to governance policies. The Endowment Committee serves as a committee of the board. The board also discussed preliminary findings of the ad hoc linkage committee. The committee recommended monthly informal linkage meetings starting in November and December. After the first of the year, they will be held the third Sunday of the month after the second service. They also recommended that board members actively seek input from members on Sundays in the Commons and that informal off-campus coffee feedback sessions be held. The committee will continue meeting to prioritize suggestions for linkage meeting topics that will help inform upcoming board decisions and congregational direction. If you have questions, please contact Linda Selsor or any member of the board.