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Stewardship 2024 is live!

Our Stewardship 2024 campaign is now live, following the April 7 kickoff. Canvassing continues for the next month. Here are some important links. Kickoff presentation: What do we love about our church – What future do we want? Canvassers will ask several questions, including: What model of ministry appeals to you? Read Our Ministerial Future … Continue reading Stewardship 2024 is live!

Website update March 2024: accessibility changes to links

Hi, everyone. In our efforts to make all our electronic content (which includes documents, email, and the website) available to as many people as possible, I’ve been making changes in the website. Today’s post is about hyperlinks. WCAG contrast requirements You might notice that the links on the front page and all around the site … Continue reading Website update March 2024: accessibility changes to links

SCATTER GARDEN – Update and Fundraising for Spring 2024 Installation

  Open or download the fillable Scatter Garden Project Engraved Brick Form to order your brick. We are excited to finally be at the stage where completion of the Scatter Garden is feeling real. The location of the scatter garden is nestled into the southeast corner of the church building as shown in the photograph. … Continue reading SCATTER GARDEN – Update and Fundraising for Spring 2024 Installation

2023-2024 Budget, Approved at the June 11, 2023 AGM

The church bylaws state: “The adoption of the annual budget as an expression of intent of the membership” is one item “specifically reserved to the exclusive jurisdiction of the membership.” Our collective challenge is to identify resources to support our community and its mission and values sustainably, efficiently, and effectively (Mission into Action). Our current … Continue reading 2023-2024 Budget, Approved at the June 11, 2023 AGM

Sharing Passwords

If you are on a committee or group here at First UU and you need to share private information such as passwords with your team, please consider security. First, never put passwords in email. The best methods to share passwords with your team are: Call them on the phone and verbally tell them the password … Continue reading Sharing Passwords

Toilet Talk – Making our downstairs washrooms friendly to all

On March 10, 2023, A-Team, Board and RE representatives reached a consensus on how to make our basement washrooms more welcoming to all. Sara Allen summarized the consensus as follows. Purpose: To be intentionally welcoming to the community and put the 8th principle into action. This pilot has been designed to intentionally welcome three groups: … Continue reading Toilet Talk – Making our downstairs washrooms friendly to all

Delegation: Using a Committee Email Together

The following is excerpted from the Gmail Guidebook that I prepared to help those who need to use a shared email address understand how to do this effectively.  Contact me (the Webmaster/Karin Carlson), with questions. Email Delegation Overview In a nutshell, Gmail delegation allows people other than the one person with the committee’s email password to … Continue reading Delegation: Using a Committee Email Together