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August 2012 Blog Posts (5)

Make a Difference Through Food Justice!

The Social Justice Ministry Team enthusiastically encourages you to join us in effecting positive change through Food Justice! Our inaugural project, Equation for Success, is creating a bridge between the very successful Education and Literacy theme and Food Justice, providing for school supplies and much needed nutritious snacks for the students at the Andrew Jackson School.

 

Our upcoming projects include a Partnership/Workday with a Local Farm, Fair Trade Halloween Candy…

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Added by Nicole Haines on August 21, 2012 at 9:38am — No Comments

Financial Updates: Congregational Budget vs. Operating Budget

What is the difference between a Congregational and Operating Budget

The Congregational Budget is the one voted on and passed by the Congregation at the Annual Meeting in May.  The income and expenses listed on this budget is a conservative projection based on historical data.  This Budget is what the Minister, as Executive Director, is held accountable to.

An…

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Added by Eva Baker on August 14, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Financial Updates: Noncompliance - UUA & JPD Dues

Overall, I am very pleased with the budget that the congregation passed for our current 2012-2013 fiscal year.  I want to commend Rev. Nate, business director Norman Fouhy, Mike Tomalin from the Finance Working Group and the congregational input from the budget meetings in helping to create a very conservative budget. However, I did want to make sure that the congregational members and friends are aware that we are not complying with our Governance and Ministry Policy Manual on one item: our…

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Added by Eva Baker on August 13, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

A Wonderful New Opportunity to Help Kick Off the School Year!

Join in and be a positive factor in First UU’s Equation for Success Social Justice Project.  Between August 12th and September 16th, First UU Congregants will have the opportunity to help kick off the school year at the K-8 Andrew Jackson School by donating key items for success in school – Healthy Snacks and School Supplies. 

Healthy Snacks consist of individually wrapped snacks such as whole grain granola bars with less than 15g of…

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Added by Debby Schultz on August 10, 2012 at 12:57pm — No Comments

August UUA Congregational Bulletin

From Beacon Press:

New and notable books (PDF) from Beacon Press, and the top-selling titles from General Assembly 2012.

 

From the Church of the Larger Fellowship (CLF):

The Church of the Larger Fellowship (CLF), a unique congregation without walls, offers a free…

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Added by Michael McKee on August 3, 2012 at 1:26pm — No Comments

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