President’s Message for October 2018 

John Isham

       Freedom of the Pulpit

From our by-laws: “In general, the minister shall provide overall religious leadership and guidance according with the established purpose of this Fellowship and shall be
guaranteed freedom of the pulpit.”
From our minister’s contract: Agrees: to be responsible for all worship services, including seasonal celebrations, and rites of passage, such as weddings, child dedications, and funeral and memorial services except those for which the Worship Committee is given responsibility; to lead a Christmas Eve Service.
We have members who have in the past thoroughly
enjoyed being the service leader, choosing the words
and poems spoken and the hymns sung during the
service. Since our minister is contracted to do three
sermons a month, there will be many opportunities
during the year for interested members to continue
their participation. They are encouraged to schedule
with the Worship Team.
Freedom of the pulpit means to me to have a person
who is educated in seminary, experienced in the
pulpit and steeped in the knowledge of what it means
to be a Unitarian Universalist. I want to be reminded
each Sunday of who we are. It is rejuvenating to hear, at least once a week, and to be refreshed with
the knowledge of who we are striving to be. I am encouraged we now have the right person to do
these things.

 

Presidents Since the 50th Anniversary
John Isham  2018 to 2020
Carol Bartz   2016  to 2018  
Martha Pelletier 2015
Bill Peruzzi:(winter) and Martha Pelletier (summer)   2014
Bill Peruzzi (winter) and Joan Butcher (summer)  2013
Grace Hirsch January 2012
Lorraine Berry  2009-2011