SPRING CONGREGATIONAL MEETING
Sunday, May 16 at 11:00AM on Zoom
At the Spring Congregational Meeting, members voted on Board of Trustees, 2021-2022 Share the Plate recipients, and Use of Judy Cole Funds. We also announced our 2021 Unsung Unitarian: Mark Weddleton.
Our three new Board of Trustees members are JoEllen Polzien, Meg Mering, and Kim Ziemann. Both resolutions regarding the Judy Cole funds passed.
Lastly, the ten Share the Plate Recipients for the 2021/2022 Church Year are:
Fresh Start Home for Women
Child Advocacy Center
NAACP - Lincoln Branch
Voices of Hope
Nebraska Native American Task Force (MMIW-G)
Asian Community Center
Little Free Pantries - Lincoln
Below are the supporting documents for the Spring Congregational Meeting. They also serve as the Virtual Annual Report. If you would like a printed Annual Report for the 2020/2021 Church Year, please reach out to the church office.
SPRING CONGREGATIONAL MEETING 2021 AGENDA
WINTER CONGREGATIONAL MEETING 2020 MINUTES
BOARD OF TRUSTEE CANDIDATES
PROPOSALS FOR USE OF JUDY COLE MONEY
SHARE THE PLATE NOMINATIONS 2021/2022
ABSENTEE VOTING PROCEDURES
(some of which are superceded by present circumstances.)
(These report links will appear green and be live once the reports are received by the office and uploaded to the website)
PROGRAM COUNCIL (this satisfies the bylaw requirement for "written reports of the activities of all Committees.")
RELIGIOUS GROWTH DIRECTOR
In order to vote you must be a member in good standing. In order to be a Voting Member at the Spring 2021 Congregational Meeting, you must meet the following criteria:
* Signed the membership book more than one month ago
* Made a pledge to the Unitarian Church of Lincoln for 2021
If you are unsure whether you are a member in good standing, please contact the church office.
OUR ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE
The Program Council is organized into six Clusters, each of which include many committees and activities. The chairs and task organizers contact information is listed alphabetically by the name of the group or committee in the Committees and Activities Leaders spreadsheet.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
The Board Trustees are elected to serve three-year terms. The Treasurer is appointed to a two-year term.
The Board of Trustees gathers monthly meeting and Congregational meeting minutes in the Unitarian Church of Lincoln (UCL) - UCL Board Minutes folder.
The Board of Trustees identified the following three priorities for the 2020/2021 Church Year:
BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEMBERS (TERMS)
Lori Straatmann, President (2019 - 2022)
Judy Hart, Vice-President (2020 - 2023)
Tonya Haigh, Secretary (2020 - 2023)
Trevor Jones, Immediate Past President (2019 - 2022)
Keith McGuffey (2020 - 2022)
Burt Smith (2020 - 2023)
Kim Ziemann (2021-2024)
JoEllen Polzien (2021-2024)
Meg Mering (2021-2024)
Theresa Forsman, Board Appointed Treasurer
Wendy Hestermann, Vice-Treasurer
The Winter Congregational Meeting is held in early December. The Spring Congregational Meeting is held in mid-May. We precede these meetings with two Town Halls in order to present information and give members an open forum to ask questions.
When the Board of Trustees sets the dates for these meetings, they are announced through several channels including the newsletter, daily e-blasts and the online calendar in the footer of this website.
The Governance Documents are are arranged in alphabetical order and include the last year that the document was updated. You will find things like our church bylaws, hospitality documents, and other policies or procedures. Please let the office know if you don't find what you are looking for or if you have questions.
The Governance docs in the folder above :