November 2014 Ministerial Search Update

November is an intense month for the Search Committee. We are writing and editing our Congregational Record (CR), which is the online representation of our congregation to be read by ministerial candidates. Sample questions include, “Provide a profile of the minister you seek,” and “Congregational Strengths.” If you would like to see the entire list of questions, it is available here.

Based on the information from the surveys completed, Community Meetings, individual interviews, and the personal conversations we have had, the committee is coming to consensus about the type of person who will best serve our congregation. Once we have completed the CR, we will share it with the congregation.

The committee met virtually with Ann Marie Alderman, our UUA Settlement Representative, on October 26 to ask questions about the next steps in the search and finalizing our CR. The CR will be complete by November 28.

Finally, we continue to add information and insights about GNUUC to the Ministerial Search Website. If you would like to receive an email as more information is added to the website, subscribe by entering your email address in the “follow” box on the top right of the main page on the Search Website. This is another way for the committee to keep the congregation updated on our progress.

As always, please contact any of the committee members with questions, concerns, or insights you’d like to share. The support and honesty of the congregation has been an inspiration to the entire committee.

The Ministerial Search Committee consists of Jennie Gemignani and Kathy Morante (co-chairs), Linda Berry, Gene Bryant, Mary Hinton, Mike Morgan, and Caren Spencer-Smith.

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