Here’s a brief synopsis of the issues the Board considered at the March meeting:
The UUCF board held it’s March meeting last night 3/22 (board meetings are regularly scheduled for the 4th Thursday of the month but our Common Read of the “Josseline” book conflicted this month. Next month we will resume at our regular time!) and I just want to let everyone know about upcoming events and whatnot:
Treasurer, Rob Carter, let us know that our pledges are about $2000 lower than last year and impacting our budget. If you’ve been thinking of supporting the church with a financial gift or increasing your pledge, now is the time.
We have postponed the start of the “Saving Jesus” series until September because it is a 12 week program and going into the summer did not seem prudent.
Children’s RE program will be scaled back or put on hiatus for the summer as well, many of us will be on vacation at various times.
We will be placing a donation jar at the church for the local Coats for Kids program. They must order very early from manufacturers to get the very best price on the 200+ coats they provide underprivileged children locally.
Everyone is encouraged to participate in the Earth Hour volunteer black-out on 3/26 between 8:30 & 9:30 by turning off all lights for 1 hour.
On April 10, 2011, we are starting our Second Sunday Visitation by visiting First Unitarian Church in Louisville. Their service starts at 10:55 a.m. I think if we all meet at 9:30 on the west end of town (Exit 48, there is a Shell station that is closed and it has a big parking lot so we can park cars there and those of us with vans or SUVs can take others in our vehicles.) we should get there in plenty of time.
Please remember to sign up to bring Sunday Refreshments! Also sign up to clean the church, this seems to have fallen to one person and we should all be sharing in this responsibility.
Please donate paper towels (I think we are about out) and toilet tissue as you can. This saves the church money.
Our April Potluck will again be held at the church. Lots of good feedback from this month’s! Please invite friends! The more the merrier! Anyone want to toss a “theme” out there?
Our first yard sale for the church is scheduled for Saturday May 14, 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. If you have items to donate please bring them to the church and we can store them in one of the offices. Larger items probably should be brought closer to the date. Our lowest priced items will be $.50 so if you are undecided if an item is worth donating, if you don’t think it is worth 50 cents it probably doesn’t need to be offered for sale.
We will also sell baked goods for 50 cents. Brownies, cookies, cupcakes are probably the easiest items to sell. They should be bagged individually in sandwich bags. It’s best not to touch food directly. We will have the coffee pot fired up early and offer coffee to shoppers. We will sell donuts for 50 cents apiece as well. Please sign the Bakery sheet and what you will bake.
We will need helpers to prep for the sale probably on Thursday & Friday. We will price items with colored dots with signs showing the value of each colored dot. The pricing goes much faster that way. We will want everything ready to go Saturday morning because people will be there before our planned opening time (they always are) and though we will specify no early birds, we want everything ready to go at 8. I’ve put a sign up sheet on the cork wall for prep workers.
There is a sign up sheet for workers on the day of the sale as well. I’ve listed them in 3 hour increments, 7-10, 10-1, 1-close & clean up and folks with vans or trucks to haul left overs to Goodwill. We need a minimum of 4 people per shift to have two in the front room and 2 in the back. And probably more wouldn’t be a bad thing!
We will be needing banquet tables, card tables and/or sawhorses to make tables with the extra doors, lumber already at the church. Mark anything clearly that you bring for us to use.
If you have questions or comments, please let me know! Thanks so much for all your work for the church. UUCF is going to be a liberal voice in Frankfort and we are going to be loud!
Seeking Unity in Diversity