President’s Blog – March 2014

The Board of Trustees did not meet for our February meeting; instead we participated in a number of Starr King events over the weekend.
Friday evening was a well-attended event at the invitation to join the welcoming Shabbat service at Shir Ami in Castro Valley. A spiritual service filled with music, readings, and time set aside at the end to meet our neighbors.
Our leadership retreat on Saturday was a full day of getting to know each other and thinking about our commitments to Starr King. At the end of the day we agreed to commit to the following goals.
A. Increase the number of volunteers assisting with RE.
B. Develop Small Group Ministries
C. Organize and Coordinate Adult RE classes

It was agreed that this goal includes increasing the visibility of the church in the community and increasing community knowledge of UU principles and practices.

Each goal is set up with a small team to report back the group in the next months. I am thankful for those who gave up part of their weekend to do this important work.

On Sunday, we invited Shir Ami members to join us for our Sunday Service. The sanctuary was full, with over 100 in attendance that day. Betsy Dye posted pictures from the weekend on our Starr King Facebook which brought us over 600 likes, which is a huge increase in the viewership of our site from the regular Sunday postings.

The Board will be back to regular business for our March meeting. We begin planning for our Canvass kickoff at the beginning of March. I feel lots of great energy in what we are doing right now. I hope you are feeling it too.

In Gratitude – Colleen Dino