Category: Bits From the Board

President’s Report

Greetings, I keep hearing that the summer months are slow. Which summer was that? I know the leadership of SKUUC are all very busy and have been for quite a long while.

Walt Korus and Collin Carroll have completed our fire abatement with the help of two workers from the day labor center in Hayward. It feels good to know that we are in compliance with the county recommendations.

Thanks to Garald Mosher, we will … Read the rest

President’s Report – August 2015

 

Greetings, I keep hearing that the summer months are slow. Which summer was that? I know the leadership of SKUUC are all very busy and have been for quite a long while.

Walt Korus and Collin Carroll have completed our fire abatement with the help of two workers from the day labor center in Hayward. It feels good to know that we are in compliance with the county recommendations.

Thanks to Garald Mosher, we … Read the rest

President’s Blog – July 2015

DianaHello fellow members of the Starr King UU Church. I am Diana Dickerson and your incoming President of the Board of Trustees. I feel very privileged to have been chosen by you to fill the gigantic shoes of our outgoing President, Colleen Dino.

These past two years Colleen has been training me for my new responsibilities. She has been both demanding and supportive. I couldn’t have asked for a more able teacher. Thank you Colleen!… Read the rest

From the Board – March 2015

These past two months members of the board and nominating committee have been busy polling the congregation on the names for our Ministerial Search Committee.  We have received responses from 74 our members, and have created a short list of 15 names from our poll.  The next step is to ask these members to get involved in the most important work of our transition; selecting our next called Minister.

The work of the Search Committee … Read the rest

President’s Blog – January 2015

We are still in the first year of our two year interim with Reverend Joy.  In January, we will begin the process of how we select our Ministerial Search Committee.  To start, the board has formed a committee of six members (Kirk Klausmeyer, Diana Dickerson, Wayne Bennion, Mary Lasack, Ruth Desmidt, and Roy Dickerson) to poll the congregation.  As we move into the very early stages in our search for a new settled minister, we … Read the rest

President’s Blog – August 2014

We continue to have lay-led services and guest speakers in the pulpit during the summer months until our interim minister; Rev Joy Atkinson arrives in mid-August. I want to thank Lu Middleton and the entire worship committee, ushers and sound people for their dedication and hard work preparing our Sunday services, and welcoming our guests.
I have been communicating with Rev. Joy over the last month, sharing my concerns on how to prepare the congregation … Read the rest

President’s Blog – July 2014

Our June meeting concludes the business for 2013/14, and we invited our newly elected members to attend our meeting to overlap the order of business. Our farewells were more difficult this year as we said good bye to so many. This was last board meeting for Rev. Katie, Roy King Jr., Darcy Baxter, Frank Satterwhite, Nancy Harrison, Wendy Robertson, and Mary Swain. We started our meeting individually described our feelings of gratitude.

The board reviewed … Read the rest

President’s Blog – June 2014

June is the end of the church year; we close our financial books at the end of the month, determining if there will be a surplus or deficit from this past year’s budget. The entire board is thankful for the work of our finance committee, most of all Frank Satterwhite, who has served as our Treasurer for the past 10 years. We say thank you to all our departing board members this month which include … Read the rest

Starr King UU Church seeks a Director of Religious Exploration

Starr King Church is seeking a part-time (approx. 20 hours/week) Director of Religious Exploration (DRE). The qualifying candidate will be a well-organized, enthusiastic, caring, and innovative person, excited to work collaboratively with our new interim minister and the RE Council to continue and develop our dynamic Religious Exploration program.

Our growing program provides 15+ children with opportunities to…

  • develop a sense of wonder about the world
  • explore a wide variety of religious and cultural traditions
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President’s Blog – May 2014

Our church is at a significant crossroads in our history and our development. As we part ways with our long settled minister, we want to hold onto to all we’ve accomplished with Rev. Katie’s guidance and forethought. Yet, as we look to the future, we find ourselves at a new beginning – facing many ‘unknowns’. The decisions we make now, financially and otherwise, will affect our future. I’d like to explain briefly some of these … Read the rest