Message from the Minister

by Rev. Holly Brown, UUCT Minister

Deepening Relationship

Beloved Members and Friends,

Over the next few months, there will be a monthly theme. We will begin in October with the theme deepening relationship. This will be evident in some of the services as well as in the interim work. There will be several opportunities to share your thoughts with me and the Committee on Ministry Interim Transition Team. Some of the opportunities will explore the history of the church through the stories you share.

In October, we will be holding a series of six listening circles via Zoom. The dates are Saturday, Oct. 2nd at 10 am, Sunday, Oct. 3rd at 4 pm, Tuesday, Oct. 12th at 6:30 pm, Friday, Oct. 15th at Noon, Wednesday, Oct. 20th at 2 pm, and Saturday, Oct. 23rd at 2 pm. You are invited to register here. If you are unable to attend any of these sessions but would like to participate, please email me at minister@uutallahassee.org. Additional sessions may be scheduled, or individual meetings could be scheduled focusing on the same questions.

These listening circles will be an intentional space in which members or supporting friends will be asked to reflect on a series of questions. The topics of these questions are focused on what is important to you about the church, how you have been involved, and the wishes that you have for the future. The process will provide each person the opportunity to share their answer uninterrupted and will not involve discussion. The conversations will not be considered private because this information is key to the interim process and goals. I will be facilitating these groups in collaboration with one member of the Transition Team for each session. The transition team includes Linda Wright, Carolyn DuDard, Badia Askari, Bob Deyle, Erika Frisby, and Sally Andersen.

May you be well,
Rev. Holly