2022-08-25 LG Minutes

22 09 2022

Date: August 25, 2022

Agenda and Minutes of the FUUCSL Leadership Group Meeting

TED and Zoe’s spot

Zyzzy called the meeting to order at 5:33 pm SLT

Present: Zyzzy, Zoe, Et, Pomona, Sofia, Raven, TED

Absent: Prosper


Minutes – Zyzzy

  • Approved the July Minutes:

Treasurer’s Report – Sofia

Treasurer’s report July 31, 2022

ASSETS June 30, 2022 July 31, 2022
Magic’s account L$37,098 L$43,304
Byk’s account L$211,041 US$1096.68 L$128,041 US$1096.68
KIVA: US$475 US$475
Total Assets L 248,139 US$1571.68 L 171,354 US$1571.68
Year to date
June 30, 2022 July 31, 2022
Presenters: L$48,000 L$59,000
Rent: L$150,000 L$225,000
Advertising: L$1200 L$1400
Total Expenses L$199,200 L$285,400
Year to date
June 30, 2022 July 31, 2022
Plate collections: L$34,211 L$40,667
Pledge payments: L$194,022 L$256,022 89% of pledge amount paid
Total Income L$228,233 L$296,689
Membership 35 35

UUtopia Report – Zyzzy

  • Don Setzer has taken over Holly’s parcel

Outreach – Et

  • No news

Library Report – Pomona & Zoe

  • Zoe reports on the library garden:

There’s already a lovely garden surrounding the library, on the outside, but…

… that inner central area is difficult to transform into a garden as requested, since it’s inside a formal building…

…having tried several things from a zen garden to a floral clock, I’ve set up a circle of tabletop miniature-gardens-in-books, a central turtle pond, an aquarium, birds…

… having some motion helps make the space feel alive, I think…

… there are places you can sit, including two benches, and twelve piles of books…

… I’ll appreciate getting some feedback from anyone who has time to offer some.

Maybe what we want is some more simple idea, with one central focus, like a really large aquarium or aviary? Maybe what’s there now is too cluttered?

(After our meeting, many LG members popped over to the library and provided very helpful feedback. Thank you all!)

Worship Report (Sofia)

Here is the upcoming schedule for Thursday services through December of 2022. Note the color-coded blocks. Please double check the schedule for accuracy and availability. (The regular rotation is Zyzzy-Zoe-Sofia).
I have included the pagan holidays led by Zoe, Raven and Prosper in the rotation following requests as indicated in earlier minutes. If anyone would like to claim one of the open spots, let me know.

TED has shared simple list of topics with Pomona (nice for emergency fill-in)

January 27th (Imbolc/Candlemas/Brigid/Groundhog’s Day) Zoe

March 17th (Ostara/Spring Equinox) Prosper

April 28th (Beltane)* Raven

June 23rd (Litha/Summer Solstice) Zoe

July 28th (Lughnasadh/First Harvest) Prosper Bread Offering

September 22nd (Mabon/Autumn Equinox/Second Harvest)*Raven

October 27th (Samhain/Final Harvest)*Raven

November 17th (Harvest Day – A different spin on Thanksgiving [a week before the actual day]) OPEN

December 15th (Yule)*Raven

11-Aug Zyzzy
18-Aug Zoe
25-Aug Sofia
1-Sep Zyzzy
8-Sep Zoe
15-Sep Sofia
22-Sep Raven /Mabon
29-Sep Pomona
6-Oct Zyzzy
13-Oct Zoe
20-Oct Sofia
27-Oct RAVEN/Samhain
3-Nov Zyzzy
10-Nov Zoe
17-Nov OPEN/Harvest Day
24-Nov Sofia
1-Dec Zyzzy
8-Dec Zoe/Tiny Carolers
15-Dec Raven/Yule
22-Dec Sofia
29-Dec Zyzzy
5-Jan Zoe
12-Jan Sofia

Saturday service

  • Saturday low attendance, but always someone, and some valuable conversations.

New Business

  • The FUUCSL Google Workspace account is transitioning to paid.
  • Zyzzy has provided a CC# so that it’s paid for. Estimated US$12/month
  • A motion (approved): Sofia moved that whenever there are US dollar expenses incurred on behalf of FUUCSL and approved by the Leadership Group, they shall be reimbursed. Pomona seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

Next meeting September 22 at 5:30pm SLT at Library (if someplace to sit, or library office).

The meeting was adjourned at 5:53 pm SLT.

Parking Lot
(revisit or delete)

  • (Table until end of summer?)(Sofia) Should we as a congregation endorse the 8th principle? Sofia will take it as a topic in her series on the principles.
  • 8th principle: wait for sermon to discuss this