Congregational Discussions

Saturday, October 3 at 10 a.m.

Do we want our name to include the word Church?

On Saturday, October 3 from 10 a.m. to noon, the Board and Committee on Ministry will host a discussion about this important topic, led by Steve Ernst. If you care about this issue and you want your voice to be heard, you need to be at this meeting. The goals will be:

  • for everyone to hear the full spectrum of opinion about our name
  • to decide whether to ask the congregation to vote on a name change
  • if the consensus is to make a change, to recommend a name or a selection of names to the Board of Trustees

If one proposed name is presented to the Board of Trustees, the Board will present that name to the congregation for a vote at the Spring Congregational meeting. If more than one name is recommended, the Board will determine which name or names will be presented to the congregation.

Listening with respect, understanding, and love

A number of members and friends of our congregation have strong feelings and opinions about our name, so come prepared to listen and engage with respect, understanding, and love. No matter what we call ourselves, we are the same people, joined in the same mission: Gathering Together, Nurturing the Spirit, and Living Our Vision of a Just and Sustainable World.