It is with gratitude and thanksgiving alongside sadness that Cynthia Parkhill will be leaving RVUUF. She has been the Religious Exploration Administrative Coordinator, a five-hour a week position, for the past three years. She has worked in collaboration with Lead Teacher Liz Bianco, supporting the teachers and children in the Sunday morning Religious Exploration program. Cynthia has also been RVUUF’s web editor for the new website and will continue that five-hour a month position for now. We are grateful her life crossed RVUUF’s path and wish the best for her and her husband, Jonathan, in their journey back to California.
This is my last President’s post as I am handing the gavel to …? I want to thank my fellow Board members and the Congregation for the opportunity to serve as your president for the past two years. This position has changed me. I have a greater appreciation for our community and increased self-confidence. I intend to remain on the Board another year to ensure a smooth transition to the new president. I love how RVUUF has evolved in the past two years. We are making every child, youth, and adult who walks in the front door feel cherished.
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In the spring of 2014, Congregants met to do strategic planning and developed the following five-year goals for 2014-2015: We, the member of the Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, commit ourselves to implementing the following five goals for the five-year period beginning with the 2015-2016 church year. Continue reading →
Summer seems to have flown by, so the summer winds (and smoke) brings me to the first Nan’s News for the new church year in News to Note. I feel rested, refueled, and ready to continue on our path together in this second Developmental Ministry relationship with RVUUF. Continue reading →
Web editor Cynthia M. Parkhill is compiling charters for RVUUF committees. She asks that if you have authored a committee charter, please send it as a Microsoft Word or OpenOffice document or “share” it via Google Drive. To connect with web editor Cynthia M. Parkhill, use RVUUF’s contact form.
An “Amazon Affiliate” search box and link have been added to RVUUF’s website. If you access Amazon through either of these features (instead of going directly to Amazon), you will be redirected to Amazon, where you make your purchase as usual. An important difference, however, is that by going through the RVUUF website, a percentage of your purchase will be credited to RVUUF. According to an announcement in an old “News to Note,” RVUUF will receive between 4 percent and 8.5 percent of your purchase amount depending on the products you buy.
As I wind up year one of Developmental Ministry I want to share with the membership my annual report now instead of the end of the summer when other reports are due. My report includes the goals I set for myself and the results, plus I reflect on areas to consider as we move into a new fiscal year. If you find you have something you want to talk with me about my report I would appreciate you asking me to set up an appointment when I return from study and vacation leave on Sept. 1. — Blessings, Rev. Nan Continue reading →
It’s hard to believe a year has gone by. I’m remembering last year when on July 9, Sam and I arrived in the Rogue Valley and it was 109 degrees. When the movers arrived it was 111 degrees and we spent the next few weeks unpacking, getting to know the area and realizing we might not recognize the direction of east because there is no Atlantic ocean outside our door like there was in South Carolina. Now we are surrounded by mountains challenging our sense of direction while enjoying the incredible beauty. Continue reading →