Jon Hassinger, Trustee
A number of teams are working diligently toward fulfilling our BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal!) of having a viable plan submitted to the Congregation by May 1 to free JUC from the limits of our campus in order to live more fully into our mission.
The Board recently entered into a contract with a commercial real estate agency to begin the process of analyzing potential properties and facilities. A team consisting of Rev. Wendy, Kathy Covert, David Fleck, Tom Goodreid,Jim Matera, Mark Baker, Carol Wilsey, and Dave DiGiacomo has been formed to evaluate various options. Rev. Wendy, in consultation with the Board, is interviewing fundraising consultants that would help us eventually run a capital campaign.
Also, the Shared Mission Team (formerly the Committee on Ministry) chaired by Paige LeBlanc with team members Jim Matera, Sarah Reeves, and Mary Ann Blumenthal has been working hard on planning a series of forums that will be open to the Congregation to attend in January through March. These forums are designed to provide an opportunity for participants to talk about their dreams that make the JUC vision come alive for them and how a new facility could make those dreams a reality.
Finally, look for a new part of our JUC website that will be a central place to get information about the BHAG and provide real time feedback to a blog that will be started. It is an exciting time of growth for JUC and an opportunity for us to fully lean into our mission... "to nurture our spiritual community, grow Unitarian Universalism, and transform the world outside our church walls."