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Exciting News to Share!

If, for some reason, you missed our Thanksgiving Potluck and Community Forum last Sunday (Nov. 10th) here’s a recap of what we shared.  And by the way, the potluck was amazing!  Thank you to all who brought something to share.  It was perfect!

2019 What a Year!!

Our new Music Director, Kris Whitenack shared briefly (before he left for an afternoon gig) about how the music program is beginning to take shape here and how we’re still intending to have a small band soon.  Then we distributed a Special Musical Guest Survey for everyone to list, from 1 to 5 how they enjoyed, or not, each musician this year.  If you didn’t get one, please see Kris or Rev. Victoria and we’ll make sure you receive one. Your opinion matters.

Rosemary shared that this year we established our Future Minister Team – 5 UCP Members who are committed to becoming either Licensed Unity Teachers or Ministers.  They are: Mel Caron, Pat Webster, Chris Geith, Blanche Foy and Oswaldo Mora.  We are supporting and mentoring them on this challenging, but rewarding path.  Please join us in holding them in our prayers, and appreciating their service.  You will see them serving more and more on Sundays and in other leadership capacities as they stretch their wings.

Rosemary and Victoria then shared all the ways we have been working to implement many of the wonderful ideas expressed at our Leadership Visioning Retreat back in June.

New Roles for Minister

Then, Rev. Rosemary and Rev. Victoria shared about how their roles will change beginning January 1st, 2020.  For the last 7 years they have been sharing duties equally as Co-Ministers here at UCP.  As Rosemary has spent time in Paris she has discovered a real need for New Thought Spiritual instruction and community there.  She has answered the call by creating a Meet Up group for spiritual seekers, and that has grown.  She will need more time to attend to this and other “virtual” groups in places where there are currently no Unity centers.  We support her in this beautiful, expansive endeavor.  To accomplish this mission she will need to step back from the day-to-day duties here at UCP, but will continue as Associate Minister and lead Spiritual Education, oversee the Youth and Family Ministry, be available for spiritual counseling, continue to mentor the Future Minister’s Team, and deliver one talk a month.  Victoria will step into the Senior Minister position and cover all other Ministerial duties.

Sharing of Financials

We then shared UCP’s current financial picture as of September 2019, and compared it with the Year to Date for September 2018. Click here to view those financials.

Vision and Plans for 2020 (We invite you to envision with us the following…)

 

Re-Commitment Drive and Sharing Circle


We concluded by introducing our “Re-Commitment” Service which will take place this Sunday, November 17th.  We hope to see you all there.

We then formed a sharing circle and passed the “talking stick” around and everyone shared from their heart.

Our next Community Meeting will be our Annual Meeting in February.  Look for notices on the exact date starting in January and we hope to see you all there!

If you have any questions about anything that was shared, don’t hesitate to contact either Rev. Victoria at Victoria@UnityChapelHill.org, Rev. Rosemary at Rosemary@UnityChapelHIll.org or Marea Kavanagh at Marea@UnityChapelHill.org

Much love and many blessings!