The UUMC Administrative Team (AT) met on December 8. The AT handles the UUMC functions related to buildings and grounds, personnel, and financial matters with our vision of growing as a church for all cultures, all nations, and all ages.
The AT has two primary goals from July 2016 through June 2017. In January, the review will start by the Finance and Trustees sub-teams on the long-term needs and financial requirements of UUMC for proper maintenance and upkeep of the church and grounds. The second goal is moving forward by a task force to prepare a memorandum-of-understanding to define the on-going relationship of UUMC and the UUMC Pre-school focusing on liability, expenses, income, relation to mission, vision, & values, and University City outreach.
In early 2017, the church’s financial processing and accounting will convert to a new software system. Parallel processing has been occurring for some time. Reduced processing time and improved reporting will result.
We started the discussion on a possible, revised leadership structure for the current Administrative Team and Leadership Council; the Ministry Team structure might not be affected. Much more discussion will follow.
The group had received a draft 2017 budget for all operations and ministries of UUMC which was developed from the Estimates of Giving and requests from all budget areas of the church. A motion passed unanimously to recommend that the Leadership Council approve the $337,431 budget at their December 15 meeting which would need $2,731 more income if actual expenses exactly matched the budget.
The next AT meeting will on February 23, 2017.