Monthly Reports

Social Justice Council – December 2017

First Unitarian Church – Social Justice Council Minutes of meeting held on Dec. 13, 2017 Attendance: Evan Freund, Anita Orlikoff, Allan Lindrup, Ellen LaRue, Kennie James, Finley Campbell, plus Christine Herrell representing the Board of Trustees We commenced at 6:10 p.m. with a chalice lighting and opening words. A round of check-ins followed. Minutes of … Continued

Capital Campaign Update, January 2018

Joan Pederson, President, First Unitarian Church Last spring we conducted a Capital Campaign Feasibility & Planning Study to gauge our congregation’s potential to raise capital to fund structural repairs, renovation, and refurbishing of the church and its facilities. It’s been roughly six months since we shared the report from that study with the congregation back … Continued

Social Justice Council – November 2017

Minutes of meeting held on Nov. 8, 2017 Attendance: Andrea Freerksen, Evan Freund, Allan Lindrup, Finley Campbell, Ellen LaRue, Marie Cobbs, Kennie James, and Corey Mason The meeting began at 6:10 p.m. with a chalice lighting and opening words provided by Allan. Check-ins followed. Minutes of the October SJC meeting The draft minutes of the … Continued

Social Justice Council – October 2017

Minutes of meeting held on Oct.  11, 2017 Attendance:  Evan Freund, Andrea Freerksen, Finley Campbell, Marie Cobbs, Allan Lindrup, Kennie James, Joan Pederson, and Chris Tellez We commenced at 6:15 p.m. with a chalice lighting and opening words.  Check-ins followed. Minutes of Sept. SJC Meeting The draft minutes were sent out electronically. Three suggested revisions … Continued

Treasurer’s Report – May 2017

FIRST UNITARIAN OF CHICAGO FINANCIAL COMMENTS May 2017   BALANCE SHEET: Checking ( acct. 1008) We had a balance of $55,000 as of May 31, 2017. This includes $12,000 of advance payments of next year’s income. We will also be transferring some of the crypt funds out of this account at the end of the … Continued

Adult Education Committee – June 2017 ***DRAFT***

Minutes of meeting held on June 13, 2017 Attendance:  Phiefer Browne, Finley Campbell, Allan Lindrup, Richard Pardo and Barbara Randolph The meeting commenced at 5:39 p.m. with a chalice lighting and opening words.  Check-ins followed. Phiefer distributed copies of the minutes of the May AEC meeting, which had been prepared by Cheryl Wegner.  Those who … Continued

Social Justice Council – June 2017 ***DRAFT***

Minutes of meeting held on June 14, 2017 Attendance:  Anita Orlikoff, Evan Freund, Finley Campbell, Marie Cobb, Allan Lindrup, Ellen LaRue, and Ashley Brazil We commenced at 6:15 p.m. with a reading of our church’s covenant.  We then did check-ins. Visioning for the next church year and Transition to the new Co-Chairs We as individuals … Continued

Social Justice Council – April 2017

Minutes for meeting held on April 12, 2017 Attendance:  Anita Orlikoff, Andrea Freerksen, Marie Cobbs, Allan Lindrup, Kennie James, Finley Campbell, Michael Brunson, and Chris Tellez; plus guest Marie Claire Bietila of the Communications Committee We began with check-ins at 6:10 p.m. Minutes of the March SJC Meeting The draft minutes of the March SJC … Continued

Treasurer’s Report – March 2017

FIRST UNITARIAN OF CHICAGO FINANCIAL COMMENTS March 2017   BALANCE SHEET: Checking ( acct. 1008) We had a balance of $30,000 as of March 31, 2017. We are starting to see a decrease, this balance included $11,000 in advance payments for space use ($5000 relates to next year and the balance was an early payment … Continued

Denomination Affairs Committee – April 2017

Update on the Denomination Affairs Committee regarding the BLUU Collective 8 principle proposal and next DAC meeting. The purpose of this update is to share with the congregation the results of the DAC meeting held April 9. There were approximately nine people in attendance. The members discussed the concept of white supremacy and the need … Continued