In August, the UUMC Leadership Council adopted the following church priorities for the period of July 2016 through June 2017. The LC is the strategic planning and final approval body of the church comprised of one member of each administrative and ministry team plus other key positions in the church.
Establish memorandum of understanding with UUMC Preschool for Leadership Council approval. Responsibility: Task Force that started last year.
Continue transparency with whole congregation. Responsibility: All church leaders. Emphasis on communicating: Budget preparation, financial issues and process changes, membership trends, minutes of meetings (Book of Minutes in UUMC library), church policies, and upcoming actions before finalized.
Review of and recommend long-term direction for church property and investments. Responsibility: Trustee and Finance Sub-Teams starting in January 2017
Align ministries with our Mission, Vision, and Values:
Review and potentially reframe Mission and Vision Statements. Responsibility: Task Force
Start the Reconciling Ministries Process Responsibility: Task Force
- Note: “Reconciling Ministries” is a 1980’s United Methodist term which basically means making churches and individuals open to people of any sexual orientation (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, and queer, LGBTQ, or gay community).
Strengthen discipleship building. Responsibility: Discipleship Ministry Team
Connect better with inactive members Responsibility: Membership Secretary & Congregational Care Ministry Team
Plan activities so they are inter-generational and / or multi-cultural Responsibility: Ministry Teams
Develop a strategic plan for mission and social justice, potentially including a flagship ministry, missional financial stewardship, and communication Responsibility: Mission & Social Justice Ministry Task Force
- Determine how to avoid problems encountered this year in filling church positions Responsibility: Nominations & Leadership Development Team