Sunday, January 27 at 12:30 p.m. or Thursday, January 31 at 7:00 p.m.
With the new year, the process for selecting members of the Ministerial Search Committee has begun. Please see the January ADVANCE for a complete description of the process.
January – Informing, educating, meditating, deciding
1. Read articles and announcements, listen to service announcements and pulpit editorials, talk with LDC members and other congregational members.
2. Begin campaigning if you are interested in serving on the MSC. Ask other members to nominate you.
3. Attend Candidate Interest Forums on Sunday, January 27 at 12:30 p.m. or Thursday, January 31 at 7:00 p.m. (part of Town Hall Council) to either hear from those who are interested in being nominated or to present yourself as a candidate. Let a member of the LDC know if you wish to speak at either forum.
4. Decide which members you wish to nominate. Who has the desired qualities of a member of the MSC? Who would contribute diverse skills, experiences, and outlooks? Who will be able to maintain a balanced perspective that will represent the entire congregation?
The kind of person to seek:
- One who has an overall perspective and commitment to the nature, purpose, and activities of the church.
- One who is committed to UU pluralism in every area: theology, life styles, social concern, etc.
- One who is patiently able to work for consensus rather than insisting upon majority rule or minority tyranny.
- One with time to be thoroughly and continually involved. Members of the committee may well devote a minimum of 20 hours monthly for ten months or so. Searching for a minister must be a top priority for members of the Search Committee.
- One without rigid requirements regarding ministerial state, sex, marital status, age, etc.
- One who constantly remembers the wishes of the Congregation.
- One with a history of UU involvement.
- One who very evidently has the confidence of the Congregation.
- One who can respect the confidentiality of the process, but who, nonetheless, is eager to keep the Congregation informed regarding the progress that is being achieved