2023-04-27 LG Minutes

25 05 2023

Date: April 27, 2023

Agenda and Minutes of the FUUCSL Leadership Group Meeting

At the little meeting circle near the sanctuary.

Zyzzy called the meeting to order at 5:31 pm SLT

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

Absent: Pomona, Prosper


Minutes – Zyzzy

  • Approved the March Minutes

Treasurer’s Report – Sofia –

Treasurer’s report March 31, 2023

ASSETS Feb 28, 2023 March 31, 2023
Magic’s account L$13,268 L$19,834
Byk’s account L$178,441 US$1096.68 L$277,191 US$1096.68
KIVA: US$475 US$475
Total Assets L$191,709 US$1571.68 L$297,025 US$1571.68
EXPENSES Feb 28, 2023 Mar 31, 2023
Presenters: L$16,000 L$24,000
Rent: L$75,000 L$150,000
Advertising: L$250 L$600
Total Expenses L$91,250 L$174,600
INCOME Feb 28, 2023 Mar 31, 2023
Plate collections: L$14,027 L$20,793
Pledge payments: L$144,500 L$156,700 2023: 48% of pledged amount
Total Income L$158,527 L$177,493
Membership 36 36

UUtopia Report – Zyzzy

  • Nothin’ happenin’

Outreach – Et

  • GA!. Et, Zyzzy, and Sofia planning on attending. Prosper may also. (GA 2024 may be all virtual.) discuss.uua.org has notes on Article II suggestions. Including one from me (on behalf of some RL congregation comments). Et will look for the banner.

Library Report – Pomona

  • No news

Worship Report (Sofia)

Here is the upcoming schedule for Thursday services through August of 2023. Note the color-coded blocks. Please double check the schedule for accuracy and availability. (The regular rotation is Zyzzy-Zoe-Sofia).

Here are the upcoming pagan services for 2023. Raven has claimed some and some are open. If anyone wishes to lead one of the open services, please let me know, and I’ll include it in the schedule..

  • Imbolc: February 2nd, 2023 ZOE (reg rotation)
  • Ostara: March 23rd, 2023* RAVEN
  • Beltane: April 27th, 2023* RAVEN
  • Litha/Midsummer: June 22nd, 2023 Prosper
  • Lughnasadh: July 27th, 2023 Pomona
  • Mabon: September 21st, 2023 ZOE
  • Samhain: October 26th, 2023* RAVEN
  • Yule: December 21st, 2023*RAVEN

The (somewhat) regular rotation proceeds as follows:

30-Mar Zyzzy
6-Apr Pomona
13-Apr Sofia
20-Apr 8th Principle Zyzzy leads
27-Apr Raven Beltane
4-May Hyacinth
11-May Zyzzy
18-May Zoe
25-May Sofia
1-Jun Zyzzy
8-Jun Zoe
15-Jun Sofia
22-Jun Prosper Midsummer (GA 6/21-25)
29-Jun Zyzzy
6-Jul Sofia
13-Jul Zoe
20-Jul Sofia
27-Jul Pomona Lughnasadh
3-Aug Zyzzy
10-Aug Zoe

Saturday service – TED

  • No news.

8th Principle vote

  • 4/20 service chat:

[19:22] Zyzzy Zarf: Ok. We’re voting now on these options:

[19:22] Zyzzy Zarf: – 1. Accept the National proposal

[18:51] – 2. Accept the FUUCSL proposal

[18:51] – 3. Accept Sofia’s chatGPT version.

[18:51] – 4. Craft a new proposal that satisfies our objections to the three.

[18:51] – 5. Reject all the proposals and not adopt an 8th Principle

[18:51] – 6. Not ready to decide anything. Keep discussing.


[19:22] Pomona Writer: Dav0? Hyacinth?

[19:23] dav0clure (dav0.turas): 6

[19:23] Aime Ravenhurst: 1

[19:23] LillyLal: 1

[19:23] Etaoin Barcelona: 1

[19:23] Hyacinth (coderchik): 1

[19:23] Pomona Writer: 2

[19:23] Zyzzy Zarf: 1

[19:23] TooEasilyDistracted: 2 or 4

[19:23] Hyacinth (coderchik): I am not a voting member though

[19:23] Pomona Writer: OK, thanks Hy.

[19:23] Zyzzy Zarf: That’s ok, Hy

[19:23] Zyzzy Zarf: Is that everyone?

[19:23] Zyzzy Zarf: Yes

[19:23] Zyzzy Zarf: Ok

[19:24] Etaoin Barcelona: (I’ll record this vote for the Leadership Group meeting next week)

[19:24] TooEasilyDistracted: Good work Et

[19:24] Pomona Writer: thanks, ET

[19:24] TooEasilyDistracted: Good work Et

[19:24] Pomona Writer: thanks, ET

[19:24] Zyzzy Zarf: Yes. We need to unscramble this. There’s a clear majority for option 1, but we’ll see if that’s enough

[19:25] Zyzzy Zarf: Thank you all!

[19:25] – ** Closing words and Extinguishing the Chalice **

  • Discussion during LG: a too-small number of members.

No urgency to adopt right now. May be best to just note “support for the 8th Principle”

Resolve:In the spirit of the Eighth Principle, this congregation should continue to strive to understand and work against all oppressions.

m/s/p; Resolution passes.

  • Proposed 8th Principle language: We value the cultural diversity, communication, and cooperation of all social groups; we hope to extinguish misconceptions, stereotypes, discrimination, and other oppressions in ourselves and in our institutions.
  • National proposal: “We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote: journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountability dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.”
  • Re-write by ChatGPT: As member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, we covenant to promote a journey towards spiritual wholeness. We will actively work to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community that dismantles racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions. Our commitment to accountability and justice will guide our actions. (Sofia)

New Business

Next meeting: May 25 at the meeting circle.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:49 pm SLT.

Parking Lot: (revisit or delete)