An Annual Congregational Meeting is held in April, May or June each year to adopt the budget for the next fiscal year beginning July 1, elect members of the Board of Trustees, hear reports from the President, the Minister and staff members, and conduct any other business specified in the notice of the meeting.
May 15, 2016 Annual Congregational Meeting
At the Annual Congregational Meeting on May 15, 2016 after the 11 a.m. worship service, the following business was conducted:
2016-17 Operating Budget:
The 2016-17 operating budget was adopted:
Board of Trustees Election for Three-Year Terms Beginning July 1, 2016:
The following three church members were elected to three-year terms on the Board of Trustees beginning July 1, 2016:
Patty Daus: Patty became a member of UUCC in May 2012 and felt as though she had found her tribe when she heard the words, “Whatever faiths you have known, or the flags of your heritage, you are welcome here. Whoever you are or whomever you love, you are welcome here.” Patty began her service at UUCC pulling weeds, which blossomed into membership on the Grounds Team. Patty is grateful for the many opportunities to share in community and faith offered through UUCC.
Peter Holmes: Peter has been a member of UUCC for about 18 years. He is married to Casey, and their daughter, Brodie, grew up in the church. Peter has two children from a previous marriage who live in England. He was a high school teacher in the UK for 20 years and retrained as a psychologist when he came to the U.S. He is now retired and giving his energies to gardening, beekeeping, music, and continuing his spiritual search. He is a member of the Green Sanctuary Team and has led the Meditation in Nature program for more than 10 years.
Todd Iveson: Todd joined the First Unitarian Universalist Church in St. Louis in 1991 and was active there until he and his wife Cande moved to Columbia in 1998, when they began attending UUCC. Todd has been active in youth R.E. ever since, including service on the R.E. Team. He served on the Board of Trustees in the early 2000s and on the Finance Committee until just a few years ago. He was a member of the search committees for our interim minister and for Rev. Molly. He has also served on the Peace Building Team and Worship Associates.
Board of Trustees Election to fill a Two-Year Vacancy Beginning July 1, 2016:
The following church member was elected to a two-year term on the Board of Trustees to complete the term of a board member who resigned:
Melissa Ensign Bedford: Melissa and her wife, Katie Ensign Bedford, became members of UUCC in the fall of 2007. Melissa has been an active member since day one. For several years she made coffee and served in different hospitality roles. She has been a member of Creative UUs, an RE Teacher, and is an active member of the Green Sanctuary Team. Her most memorable time at UUCC is when she served as the Summer RE Coordinator in 2014. UUCC is an anchor for Melissa, and she cannot imagine her life without the community that has become an extended family.
Annual reports were presented: