The RVUUF administrator’s office will be closed from Sunday, July 23, through Saturday, July 29; and again from Sunday, Aug. 13, through Sunday, Aug. 19. Please note that during these periods, there will be no “News to Note.” During administrator-vacation, inquiries by the public can be directed to the Welcome Office, which is staffed by volunteers and is open from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday.
RVUUF’s Social Justice and Action Committee is seeking new members. This vital committee engages the wider community through social action and promotion of social justice, and has focused on homeless issues this year. If interested, use RVUUF’s contact form to connect with committee co-chairs Diane Werich and Linden Crouch.
Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will hold its Ashland City Band concert potluck, 5:45 p.m. Thursday, July 20, at the Lithia Park Bandshell (up the street, near the cement wheelchair-access area). All are invited to this annual RVUUF event.
“Can I place these in my commingled curbside recycle bin?” According to Ann Hackett, RVUUF’s Master Recycler, this is a question that people often wonder about various items in their households. Here is an update from Ann Hackett on recycling do’s and don’ts as it pertains to the curbside Commingled Recycle Bin.
RVUUF’s welcome and administration offices will be closed for the Independence Day weekend on Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4. Both offices will reopen on Wednesday, July 5.
RVUUF is organizing “Circle Dinners” during the coming year: informal gatherings to “break bread” and further the RVUUF community connection.
This is my last Nan’s News.
I want to share with you the standard expectations when a minster leaves a congregation. In an effort to make room for and respect the incoming minister (even when you don’t yet know when/who that will be) and to bring closure with the outgoing minister, the request is for members of RVUUF to not have communication exchanges with me for a year. There will be continued communication between me and ministers who are interested in RVUUF. Your cooperation will be greatly appreciated.
I want to make sure you know what to do if/when a member dies or a hospital crises occurs. Chaplain Pandora Canton with Asante hospital in Ashland has agreed to be available if needed. Your Board President, Jim Meckel, will have her contact information. The RVUUF Caring Team would need to be contacted by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Contacting the neighborhood group leader would be helpful too.
Over the next couples of months your new Board will be working on creating a covenant that will help them become unified in the their leadership. I encourage you to continue to use the covenant of right relations as a standard of how you want to be together, especially in the near future when the search for a Developmental minister continues.
You’ve blessed my life. May you bless each other.
May it be so.
Rev. Nan L. White
RVUUF Developmental Minister (2014-2017)