February 2019:   Highlights from the January Board Meeting which met on Jan. 22

• Rev. Fred covered a number of items in his report: the need for members to complete a newly designed version of the Life Crisis form so that we know who to contact in the case of an emergency; the need for transportation for some of our members; the path to membership as well as thoughts on stewardship; adult religious education & discussions; our outreach towards Braden Hospital in Immokalee; and work on proposed updating of our Bylaws and Standard Operations of Procedures which will be ready for the board to review at the February board meeting. • The Finance Committee is continuing to explore investment options.

• A draft copy of a pamphlet about the Committee on Shared Ministry is ready for printing and the committee stressed the need for each committee or group to be cognizant of “who else needs to know?” whenever plans are being made. • Advertising in the Bradenton Herald and the North River News is ongoing in addition to updating an informational brochure about MUUF that can be displayed around our community at targeted locations. • Social Justice activities and concerns were presented as well as an update on the progress of improving and securing our website through the use of the grant received.

• With the Stewardship Drive this year members will be able to order a MUUF Tshirt. • Initial discussion about providing some ground floor office space for Rev. Fred was begun. • The progress of the auction was discussed as well as some other fundraising ideas. • The use of our garage for the FM station is no longer needed so the small insulated room created for their use may be used for storage.

Board Members

2018-2019:  John Isham –  President, Carol Bartz – Vice President, Doris Sutliff – Secretary, Mary Lou Thompson – Treasurer, Bill Hayes – Assistant Treasurer.  Randall Coleman – Secretary. Members at large: Bernita Franzel, Pat Rohrer, AJ Wolff,.