Beyond Categorical Thinking
Jacqui C. Williams
WA: Sarah Neidert
Sunday, December 6th 2020 10:30am EST
THINK OF A MINISTER. DON’T THINK OF AN ELEPHANT. Chances are, you thought of both. And distinct images perhaps came to mind. In terms of a minister, what images came to mind? Was it a person of a particular gender, race, or age? Beyond Categorical Thinking is a highly recommended part of the search process for our congregation. In finding the person who would be the best match for our minister, we could potentially overlook or even let biases keep us from knowing that a particular person would be the best match for us.
Join us Via Zoom:
Meeting ID: 972 7514 1173
Or Dial in:312-626-6799
November 2020 Board Meeting Speedy Report
- Speedy Reporting: the Board decided to start publishing a short blip in the News after monthly meetings to keep congregation more informed
- Endowment Fund monies formally dedicated to gain interest income, keep sufficient flexibility in emergencies, and show CUUB's dedication to building an endowment
- Building re-opening: assigned task force to investigate Worship Team needs & tabled more expensive HVAC/etc. upgrades
- Policy Availability task force: asking each Team to confirm the version, etc.; will facilitate document control soon.
- Healing/Moving Forward: next Town Hall to be February/mid; Board members will independently work on historic problems investigation for next month
Spiritual Exploration (SE) News
What's happening in SE this week:
Dec 5th 4pm -Dec 6th 12pm - Stuffed Animal Sleepover at CUUB - Even though us humans aren't able to gather during this time at CUUB, stuffed animals still can! All information in link.
Dec 6th - 9:30am Let's get together on Zoom and connect and share.
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88260668230
Dec 8th - Bedtime Story at 7:30pm
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88359510285
Dec 11th All ages Zoom Game night 7pm. Let's get together and have some fun playing Bingo on zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84964654779
Dec 13th Can you escape? 4th graders and up join us on zoom at 12pm to find out if you can escape.
Dec 13th 12pm - Youth Group Zoom
Check out the December Padlet for fun activities. https://padlet.com/secoordinator/931jlrz0kxbyjwg8
Search Team News
The next step in the process of finding our next minister for our members & friends is a “Beyond Categorical Thinking” Workshop on Saturday, December 5 from 10-11:30 and 1-2:30pm (please plan on attending both sessions).
The facilitator will give the sermon on the next day, Sunday, December 6. More details can be found at https://www.cuub.org/search along with summaries of the survey and cottage meetings.
Thank you for your outstanding contributions to these efforts,
Severe Weather Network of Livingston County Homeless Shelter
CUUBies thank you for your support last season for helping the homeless in Livingston County. Of course the cold weather is back, the need is still here and Covid 19 changes everything. Click here to see what we need to do now to help our homeless through their difficult times. If you have any questions or want to learn more contact Greg Soave CUUB Representative, SWN 810-730-6066 email@example.com
To donate to this great cause click here.
Racial Justice Conversations
Please join us for racial justice conversations on December 6th & 20th. Check-in time to catch up will begin at 11:45 and the session will start at 12:00. We will use part of the time to discuss the beginning chapters of “So You Want to Talk About Race?” Everyone is welcome!
Use this Zoom link to join us each time.
Facilities Updates - making CUUB safer
CUUB's facilities team has completed a fence between the playground and the pond to help keep kids safe that are playing and may want to escape toward the water.