2024-01-25 LG Minutes

22 02 2024

 

Date: January 25, 2024

Agenda and Minutes of the FUUCSL Leadership Group Meeting

At the little dome meeting circle near the Sanctuary.

Zyzzy called the meeting to order at 5:32 pm SLT

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

Absent:

Observing:

Minutes – Zyzzy

  • Approved the December Minutes:

Treasurer’s Report – Sofia

Treasurer’s report December 31, 2023

ASSETS DECEMBER 31, 2022 DECEMBER 31, 2023
Magic’s account L$79,641 L$77,302
Byk’s account L$131,441 US$1096.68 L$154,610 US$1046.68
($950 in paypal)
KIVA: US$475 US$130
Total Assets L$211,082 US$1571.68 L$231,912 US$1176.68
EXPENSES 2022 2023
Presenters: L$103,000 L$103,000
Rent: L$300,000 L$300,000
Advertising: L$2400 L$2400
Total Expenses L$405,400 L$405,400
INCOME 2022 2023
Plate collections: L$78,104 L$79,661
Pledge payments: L$317,122 2022: 99.4% of pledged amount L$326,019 2023: 98.5% of pledged amount
Total Income L$395,226 L$405,680
Membership 35 38

· In 2023 there were 13 pledging members, down from 14 in 2022, and 18 in 2021. I will begin soliciting 2024 pledges in February, by announcements at services, notices and personal IMs.

UUtopia Report – Zyzzy

  • I’ve been in contact with Pomona. I’ve asked her to give me modify permission for her stuff, as I’m considering moving it to a skybox.
  • LunaLinda wanted a 1024, but there wasn’t one available, which is why I’m thinking of moving Pomona.
  • Options:
    • Put Pomona’s stuff in a skybox
    • Move her meditation area in the commons, rest into a skybox
    • Split some of Zyzzy’s land to free up some 1024’s

Outreach – Et

  • FYI: Revised Article II is a topic for January in my RL congregation.
  • Et updated the Article II billboard with the latest wording.

Library Report – ?

  • Pomona will not be in SL for the foreseeable future.
  • Et has set up a blue ball object behind the new Article II Values billboard to accept notecards: service notecards or OOS’s. They will be renamed “OOS yyyy-mm-dd topic (name of service leader)” (it might change, Et to rename.) Also setting up a set of panels, one for each year, to retrieve services. January: Still in progress, but a few years should show up Really Soon.

Thursday
Worship Report (Sofia)

Here is the upcoming schedule for Thursday services through mid-2024. Note the color-coded blocks. Please double check the schedule for accuracy and availability. (The regular rotation is Zyzzy-Zoe-Sofia).

2024

4-Jan Zyzzy
11-Jan Zoe
18-Jan Sofia
25-Jan Zyzzy
1-Feb Zoe Imbolc
8-Feb Sofia
15-Feb Zyzzy
22-Feb Raven
Feb-29 Sofia
7-Mar Zoe
14-Mar Zyzzy
21-Mar Raven Ostara
28-Mar Sofia
4-Apr Zoe
11-Apr Zyzzy
18-Apr Sofia
25-Apr Zoe
2-May Raven Beltane
9-May Zoe
16-May Zyzzy
23-May Sofia
30-May Raven
6-Jun Zyzzy
13-Jun Zoe
20-Jun Sofia Litha
27-Jun Raven Pride

2024 pagan holidays

Imbolc 1-Feb-24 Zoe
Ostara 19-Mar-24 Raven
Beltane 1-May-24 Raven
Litha 19-Jun Sofia
Lughnasadh 1-Aug-24 open
Mabon 21-Sep-24 Zoe
Samhain 1-Nov-24 Raven
Yule 20-Dec-24 Raven

Raven is willing to help DJ at a party after a pride service in June.

Saturday Service
– TED

Saturdays have been just a few people, so I haven’t done the BUNT homilies. Trying to alternate Open Topic with a subject homily. Good discussions and company.

New Business

  • Are we still called Lovelace? (Check FUUSCL website; may be a historical artifact)
  • Should we drop Kiva and find another way to have an effect in RL? (Zyzzy)

(note to Sofia if you see this–we did lose your voice partway through your comments as you fully crashed)

Motion: No new Kiva loans to be made.

(seconded and passed. Note Joan Ixito was the originator of this.)

Homework: research options for SJ work here in SL. (Grameen Bank? Camp Hill food bank)

FYI: Camp Hill food pantry donations can be sent to:

Facebook: Camp Hill UU page

Next meeting: February 22

At little dome meeting circle

The meeting was adjourned at 6:15 pm SLT.

Parking Lot: (revisit or delete)

  • 8th Principle vote. See See next bullet. Also update Region Covenant.

at Zyzzy’s

little dome meeting circle

Sofia’s Beach Cabana





2023-12-07 LG Minutes

25 01 2024

Date: December 7, 2023

Agenda and Minutes of the FUUCSL Leadership Group Meeting

At at Sofia’s Beach Cabana

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

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

Absent:Prosper, Pomona

Observing:

Minutes – Zyzzy

  • Approved the October Minutes

Treasurer’s Report – Sofia

Treasurer’s report October 31, 2023

ASSETS September 30, 2023 October 31, 2023
Magic’s account L$61,306 L$66,478
Byk’s account L$220,434 US$1046.68
($950 in paypal)
L$152,755 US$1046.68
($950 in paypal)
KIVA: US$130 US$130
Total Assets L$281,740 US$1176,68 L$219,233 US$1176,68
EXPENSES September 30, 2023 October 31, 2023
Presenters: L$77,000 L$85,000
Rent: L$225,000 L$300,000
Advertising: L$1800 L$2000
Total Expenses L$303,800 L$387,000
INCOME September 30, 2023 October 31, 2023
Plate collections: L$63,015 L$68,387
Pledge payments: L$295,464 L$326,019 2023: 98.5% of pledged amount
Total Income L$358,479 L$394,406
Membership 37 37

Treasurer’s report November 30, 2023

ASSETS October 31, 2023 November 30, 2023
Magic’s account L$66,478 L$73,843
Byk’s account L$152,755 US$1046.68
($950 in paypal)
L$164,610 US$1046.68
($950 in paypal)
KIVA: US$130 US$130
Total Assets L$219,233 US$1176,68 L$238,453 US$1176,68
EXPENSES October 31, 2023 November 30, 2023
Presenters: L$85,000 L$94,000
Rent: L$300,000 L$300,000
Advertising: L$2000 L$2200
Total Expenses L$387,000 L$396,200
INCOME October 31, 2023 November 30, 2023
Plate collections: L$68,387 L$75,952
Pledge payments: L$326,019 L$326,019 2023: 98.5% of pledged amount
Total Income L$394,406 L$401,971
Membership 37 38*

*Newest member: LillyLal

UUtopia Report – Zyzzy

  • I’ve extended Pomona’s rental on the teahouse property. What should we do with this long-term?.

Outreach – Et

  • FYI: Revised Article II is a topic for January in my RL congregation.
  • Et to update the Article II billboard with the latest wording.

Library Report – ?

  • Pomona will not be in SL for the foreseeable future.
  • Et has set up a blue ball object behind the new Article II Values billboard to accept notecards: service notecards or OOS’s. They will be renamed “OOS yyyy-mm-dd topic (name)” (it might change, Et to rename.) Also setting up a set of panels, one for each year, to retrieve services. In progress.

Thursday
Worship Report (Sofia)

Here is the upcoming schedule for Thursday services through mid-2024. Note the color-coded blocks. Please double check the schedule for accuracy and availability. (The regular rotation is Zyzzy-Zoe-Sofia).

2023

7-Dec Zyzzy
14-Dec Zoe
21-Dec Raven
28-Dec Sofia

2024

Thursday
4-Jan Zyzzy
11-Jan Zoe
18-Jan Sofia
25-Jan Zyzzy
1-Feb Zoe Imbolc
8-Feb Sofia
15-Feb Zyzzy
22-Feb Zoe
Feb-29 Sofia
7-Mar Zyzzy
14-Mar Zoe
21-Mar Raven Ostara
28-Mar Sofia
4-Apr Zyzzy
11-Apr Zoe
18-Apr Sofia
25-Apr Zyzzy
2-May Raven Beltane
9-May Zoe
16-May Sofia
23-May Zyzzy
30-May Zoe
6-Jun Sofia
13-Jun Zyzzy
20-Jun Zoe
27-Jun Sofia

2024 pagan holidays

Imbolc 1-Feb-24 Zoe
Ostara 19-Mar-24 Raven
Beltane 1-May-24 Raven
Litha 19-Jun open
Lughnasadh 1-Aug-24 open
Mabon 21-Sep-24 open
Samhain 1-Nov-24 Raven
Yule 20-Dec-24 Raven

Raven is willing to help DJ at a party after pride service in June.

Saturday Service
– TED

This Saturday The Bug-Eyed Lens, next Open Topic, then BUNT, then OpenTopic

New Business

  • Are we still called Lovelace? (Check FUUSCL website; may be a historical artifact)

Next meeting: January 25

at little dome meeting circle

The meeting was adjourned at 6:02 pm SLT.

Parking Lot
:
(revisit or delete)

  • Pride Party in 2024 – 2nd Thursday or Saturday of June? Pride Service and Party
  • 8th Principle vote. See See next bullet. Also update Region Covenant.

Sofia’s Beach Cabana





2023-10-26 LG Minutes

7 12 2023

Date: October 26, 2023

Agenda and Minutes of the FUUCSL Leadership Group Meeting

At at Sofia’s Beach Cabana

Zyzzy called the meeting to order at 5:34 pm SLT

Present: Sofia, Et, TED, Zyzzy

Absent: Raven, Prosper, Pomona, Zoe

Observing:

Minutes – Zyzzy

  • Approved the September Minutes

Treasurer’s Report – Sofia

Treasurer’s report September 30, 2023

ASSETS August 31, 2023 September 30, 2023
Magic’s account L$56,867 L$61,306
Byk’s account L$183,891 US$1046.68
($950 in paypal)
L$220,434 US$1046.68
($950 in paypal)
KIVA: US$130 US$130
Total Assets L$240,758 US$1176,68 L$281,740 US$1176,68
EXPENSES August 31, 2023 September 30, 2023
Presenters: L$68,000 L$77,000
Rent: L$225,000 L$225,000
Advertising: L$1600 L$1800
Total Expenses L$294,600 L$303,800
INCOME August 31, 2023 September 30, 2023
Plate collections: L$58,326 L$63,015
Pledge payments: L$295,143 L$295,464 2023: 89% of pledged amount
Total Income L$353,469 L$358,479
Membership 37 37

UUtopia Report – Zyzzy

  • Freda offered to cover Orikosh, as I still have not heard from Ori. The outlook is unclear.

Outreach – Et

  • No news is no news.

Library Report – Pomona

  • Pomona will not be in SL for the foreseeable future.
  • Library avatar holds donations. Zoe has access, if password not changed.
  • Zoe, for now, is Librarian.
  • Prosper has ideas to add content.
  • Are there copyright issues with UU World content?
  • Are the OOSes in the library? (Authors have them in their inventory.) Pomona may have been collecting these, Prosper may help here.
  • Zyzzy: Can OOSes be put on fuuscl.org? In case we lose inventory.
  • SacredText.com has a lot of public domain text.
  • Et to look into making an “oos basket” that authorized users can add notecards. And then a day to organize by date (possibly topic?) “yyyy-mm-dd OOS name topic”

Thursday Worship Report (Sofia)

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

2023

19-Oct Zyzzy
26-Oct Raven
2-Nov Zyzzy
9-Nov Zoe
16-Nov Zyzzy
23-Nov Sofia
30-Nov Zoe
7-Dec Zyzzy
14-Dec Zoe
21-Dec Raven
28-Dec Sofia

Saturday Service – TED

New Business

Next meeting: December 7 at Sofia’s Beach Cabana

The meeting was adjourned at 5:51 pm SLT.

Parking Lot: (revisit or delete)

  • Pride Party in 2024 – 2nd Thursday or Saturday of June? Pride Service and Party
  • 8th Principle vote. See See next bullet. Also update Region Covenant.
  • Propose OOS name convention




2023-09-28 LG Minutes

26 10 2023

Date: September 28, 2023

Agenda and Minutes of the FUUCSL Leadership Group Meeting

At Pomona’s Tea House

Etaoin and Sofia called the meeting to order at 5:34 pm SLT

Present: Sofia, Zoe, Et, TED, Prosper

Absent: Zyzzy, Pomona, Raven

Observing:

Minutes – Zyzzy

  • Approved the August Minutes

Treasurer’s Report – Sofia

Treasurer’s report August 31, 2023

ASSETS July 31, 2023 August 31, 2023
Magic’s account L$47,273 L$56,867
Byk’s account L$192,391 US$1046.68
($950 in paypal)
L$183,891 US$1046.68
($950 in paypal)
KIVA: US$130 US$130
Total Assets L$240,664 US$1176,68 L$240,758 US$1176,68
EXPENSES July 31, 2023 August 31, 2023
Presenters: L$58,000 L$68,000
Rent: L$225,000 L$225,000
Advertising: L$1400 L$1600
Total Expenses L$284,400 L$294,600
INCOME July 31, 2023 August 31, 2023
Plate collections: L$48,632 L$58,326
Pledge payments: L$258,100 L$295,143 2023: 89% of pledged amount
Total Income L$306,732 L$353,469
Membership 37 37

UUtopia Report – Zyzzy

  • Freda offered to cover Orikosh, as I still have not heard from Ori. The outlook is unclear.

Outreach – Et

  • No news is no news.

Library Report – Pomona

  • (Etaoin says) Pomona sent an email about having to drop out of SL for a while, and plans to return.
  • See New Business

Thursday Worship Report – Sofia

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

2023

7-Sep Zyzzy
14-Sep Sofia
21-Sep Zoe
28-Sep SOFIA
5-Oct Sofia
12-Oct Zoe
19-Oct Zyzzy
26-Oct Raven
2-Nov ZYZZY
9-Nov Zoe
16-Nov Zyzzy
23-Nov Sofia
30-Nov Zoe
7-Dec Zyzzy
14-Dec Zoe
21-Dec Raven
28-Dec Sofia

Saturday Service – TED

New Business

  • Do we need someone to step in and cover the Library for the LG? What responsibility is involved?
  • Library avatar holds donations. Zoe has access, if password not changed.
  • Zoe, for now, is Librarian.
  • Prosper has ideas to add content.
  • Are there copyright issues with UU World content?
  • Are the OOSes in the library? (Authors have them in their inventory.) Pomona may have been collecting these.
  • Zyzzy: Can OOSes be put on fuuscl.com? In case we lose inventory.
  • SacredText.com has a lot of public domain text.

Next meeting: October 25 at Sofia’s Beach Cabana

The meeting was adjourned at 5:49 pm SLT.

Parking Lot: (revisit or delete)

  • Pride Party in 2024 – 2nd Thursday or Saturday of June? Pride Service and Party
  • 8th Principle vote. See See next bullet. Also update Region Covenant.




2023-08-24 LG Minutes

26 09 2023

Date: August 24, 2023

Agenda and Minutes of the FUUCSL Leadership Group Meeting

At the Library of World Religions, ground level meeting room

Zyzzy called the meeting to order at 5:30 pm SLT

Present: Zyzzy, Sofia, Zoe

Absent: Et, Raven, TED, Prosper, Pomona

Observing: Hyacinth

Minutes – Zyzzy

  • Approved the July Minutes

Treasurer’s Report – Sofia

Treasurer’s report July 31, 2023

ASSETS June 30, 2023 July 31, 2023
Magic’s account L$40,551 L$47,273
Byk’s account L$253,591 US$1096.68 L$193,391 US$1046.68
($950 in paypal)
KIVA: US$475 US$130
Total Assets L$294,142 US$1571.68 L$240,664 US$1176,68
EXPENSES June 30, 2023 July 31, 2023
Presenters: L$50,000 L$58,000
Rent: L$150,000 L$225,000
Advertising: L$1200 L$1400
Total Expenses L$201,200 L$284,400
INCOME June 30, 2023 July 31, 2023
Plate collections: L$41,910 L$48,632
Pledge payments: L$258,100 L$258,100 2023: 78% of pledged amount
Total Income L$300,010 L$306,732
Membership 37 37

Our dollar balance is lower than last month because of two factors: (1) Our Kiva balance is no longer $475 (our initial investment) but $130. That is because, every time a micro-loan is made, a small service fee is subtracted, which gradually erodes the value of the account over time, and some loans are not repaid. The Kiva account automatically makes new micro-loans when earlier loans are repaid. (2) I transferred $1000 out of Second Life and into a paypal account set up for Byk. In the process I paid a $50 fee, so only $950 ended up in paypal. I have transmitted all the login information needed to control the finances of the congregation to Etaoin and Zyzzy.

UUtopia Report – Zyzzy

  • Orikosh is now over 2 months behind on rent. I’ve IM’ed her, but no response. If anyone has other contact methods, please try them.

Outreach – Et

  • No news is no news. Road Tripping, may be visiting TED next week!

Library Report – Pomona

  • (Etaoin says) Pomona sent an email about having to drop out of SL for a while, and plans to return.

Thursday
Worship Report (Sofia)

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

2023

17-Aug Zyzzy
24-Aug Sofia
31-Aug Zoe
7-Sep Zyzzy
14-Sep Sofia
21-Sep Zoe Mabon
28-Sep Zyzzy
5-Oct Sofia
12-Oct Zoe
19-Oct Zyzzy
26-Oct Raven Samhain
2-Nov Sofia
9-Nov Zoe
16-Nov Zyzzy
23-Nov Sofia
30-Nov Zoe
7-Dec Zyzzy
14-Dec Zoe
21-Dec Raven Yule
28-Dec Sofia

Saturday service – TED

New Business

  • Sofia – suggestions for the 48 cushions in the Sanctuary. Possibly pick up every-other cushion. We decided to do it as a trial. Zyzzy will make it happen.
  • How do we amend our Bylaws? Sofia passed the bylaws around and the process is there.

Next meeting: September 28 at Sofia’s Beach Cabana

The meeting was adjourned at 5:52 pm SLT.

Parking Lot: (revisit or delete)

  • Pride Party in 2024 – 2nd Thursday or Saturday of June? Pride Service and Party
  • 8th Principle vote. See See next bullet. Also update Region Covenant.




2023-07-27 LG Minutes

24 08 2023

Date: July 27, 2023

Agenda and Minutes of the FUUCSL Leadership Group Meeting

At the Library of World Religions, ground level meeting room

Zyzzy called the meeting to order at 5:30 pm SLT

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

Absent: Prosper, Pomona

Observing:

Minutes – Zyzzy

  • Approved the June Minutes

Treasurer’s Report – Sofia

ASSETS May 31, 2023 June 30, 2023
Magic’s account L$32,603 L$40,551
Byk’s account L$253,591 US$1096.68 L$253,591 US$1096.68
KIVA: US$475 US$475
Total Assets L$286,194 US$1571.68 L$294,142 US$1571.68
EXPENSES May 31, 2023 June 30, 2023
Presenters: L$41,000 L$50,000
Rent: L$150,000 L$150,000
Advertising: L$1000 L$1200
Total Expenses L$192,000 L$201,200
INCOME May 31, 2023 June 30, 2023
Plate collections: L$33,962 L$41,910
Pledge payments: L$233,100 L$258,100 2023: 78% of pledged amount
Total Income L$267,062 L$300,010
Membership 37 37
  • I have created a PayPal account for Treasurer Byk. I would like to propose a motion to transfer $1000 from inside of Second Life to this PayPal account. I will share the login details for this account with Zyzzy (moderator) and Etaoin (secretary). We should discuss whether more people want to or should be party to this information.
  • Moved to transfer US$1000 to the PayPal account that RL Sofia set up. Login information to be shared via notecard to Zyzzy and Etaoin. Seconded by Zoe. Passed unanimously.

UUtopia Report – Zyzzy

  • Don Setzer left his parcel. He said he might return someday.

Outreach – Et

  • No news is no news.

Library Report – Pomona

  • (Etaoin says) Pomona sent an email about having to drop out of SL for a while, and plans to return.

Thursday Worship Report- Sofia

Here is the upcoming schedule for Thursday services through the end 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:

2023

29-Jun Zyzzy
6-Jul Sofia
13-Jul Zoe
20-Jul Sofia
27-Jul TED Lughnasadh
3-Aug Zyzzy
10-Aug Zoe
17-Aug Zyzzy
24-Aug Sofia
31-Aug Zoe
7-Sep Zyzzy
14-Sep Sofia
21-Sep Zoe Mabon
28-Sep Zyzzy
5-Oct Sofia
12-Oct Zoe
19-Oct Zyzzy
26-Oct Raven Samhain
2-Nov Sofia
9-Nov Zoe
16-Nov Zyzzy
23-Nov Sofia
30-Nov Zoe
7-Dec Zyzzy
14-Dec Zoe
21-Dec Raven Yule
28-Dec Sofia

Saturday service – TED

  • Homily proposed for this week. Open Topic every other week.

New Business

  • None

Next meeting: August 24 at

Library of World Religions, ground level meeting room

The meeting was adjourned at 5:52 pm SLT.

Parking Lot: (revisit or delete)

  • Pride Party in 2024 – 2nd Thursday or Saturday of June? Pride Service and Party
  • 8th Principle vote. See See next bullet. Also update Region Covenant.
  • How do we amend our Bylaws? Sofia will research this.

Meeting places:

  • http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/UUtopia/147/100/1862
  • http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/UUtopia/139/75/21




2023-06-29 LG Minutes

27 07 2023

Date: June 29, 2023

Agenda and Minutes of the FUUCSL Leadership Group Meeting

Zyzzy called the meeting to order at 5:35 pm SLT

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

Absent: Prosper, Pomona

Observing:

Minutes – Zyzzy

  • Approved the May Minutes

Treasurer’s Report – Sofia

Treasurer’s report May 31, 2023

ASSETS April 30, 2023 May 31, 2023
Magic’s account L$26,966 L$32,603
Byk’s account L$184, 191 US$1096.68 L$253,591 US$1096.68
KIVA: US$475 US$475
Total Assets L$211,157 US$1571.68 L$286,194 US$1571.68
EXPENSES April 30, 2023 May 31, 2023
Presenters: L$34,000 L$41,000
Rent: L$150,000 L$150,000
Advertising: L$800 L$1000
Total Expenses L$184,800 L$192,000
INCOME April 30, 2023 May 31, 2023
Plate collections: L$28,175 L$33,962
Pledge payments: L$233,100 L$233,100 2023: 72% of pledged amount
Total Income L$261,275 L$267,062
Membership 37 37

At this meeting I would like to discuss the idea of removing the bulk of our dollar resources ($1096,68) from Second Life. After keeping a prudent balance in SL in case expenses exceed income, I would keep “our endowment” secure someplace outside of Second Life, with access available to other officers of FUUCSL. Ideas are welcome.

  • Board agrees that Sofia looks at how to take out USD from SL. See Parking lot.

UUtopia Report – Zyzzy

  • Nothin’ happenin’

Outreach – Et

  • GA June 21-25. Et, Zyzzy, and Sofia attended. GA2024 is virtual, GA 2025 is in Baltimore (30 miles from Et).

Library Report – Pomona

  • No news

Thursday
Worship Report (Sofia)

Here is the upcoming schedule for Thursday services through the end 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:

2023

Zyzzy

29-Jun Zyzzy
6-Jul Sofia
13-Jul Zoe
20-Jul Sofia
27-Jul Pomona Lughnasadh
3-Aug
10-Aug Zoe
17-Aug Zyzzy
24-Aug Sofia
31-Aug Zoe
7-Sep Zyzzy
14-Sep Sofia
21-Sep Zoe Mabon
28-Sep Zyzzy
5-Oct Sofia
12-Oct Zoe
19-Oct Zyzzy
26-Oct Raven Samhain
2-Nov Sofia
9-Nov Zoe
16-Nov Zyzzy
23-Nov Sofia
30-Nov Zoe
7-Dec Zyzzy
14-Dec Zoe
21-Dec Raven Yule
28-Dec Sofia

Saturday service – TED

  • Homily proposed for this week. Open Topic every other week.

New Business

  • Taking $$$ out of Second Life and keeping safe somewhere else – Sofia investigating.
  • Pride Party? Zoe has led a couple of Pride services and wonders if we want to expand that into a party.
  • Raven: I thought about that. It might be better if we could plan ahead for next year. But if we wanted to hold a dance before the month is out, Wednesday before service or Friday after service at a decent hour sounds good. I’ve already DJed two pride dances at Sacred Cauldron & Left Hand Path Academy.
  • See Parking lot

Next meeting: July 27 at Library of World Religions, ground level meeting room

The meeting was adjourned at 5:58 pm SLT.

Parking Lot: (revisit or delete)

  • Pride Party in 2024 – 2nd Thursday or Saturday of June? Pride Service and Party
  • 8th Principle vote. See

Next meeting at the
Library of World Religions, ground level meeting room





2023-05-25 LG Minutes

29 06 2023

Date: June 29, 2023

Agenda and Minutes of the FUUCSL Leadership Group Meeting

Zyzzy called the meeting to order at 5:35 pm SLT

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

Absent: Prosper, Pomona

Observing:

Minutes – Zyzzy

  • Approved the May Minutes

Treasurer’s Report – Sofia

Treasurer’s report May 31, 2023

ASSETS April 30, 2023 May 31, 2023
Magic’s account L$26,966 L$32,603
Byk’s account L$184, 191 US$1096.68 L$253,591 US$1096.68
KIVA: US$475 US$475
Total Assets L$211,157 US$1571.68 L$286,194 US$1571.68
EXPENSES April 30, 2023 May 31, 2023
Presenters: L$34,000 L$41,000
Rent: L$150,000 L$150,000
Advertising: L$800 L$1000
Total Expenses L$184,800 L$192,000
INCOME April 30, 2023 May 31, 2023
Plate collections: L$28,175 L$33,962
Pledge payments: L$233,100 L$233,100 2023: 72% of pledged amount
Total Income L$261,275 L$267,062
Membership 37 37

At this meeting I would like to discuss the idea of removing the bulk of our dollar resources ($1096,68) from Second Life. After keeping a prudent balance in SL in case expenses exceed income, I would keep “our endowment” secure someplace outside of Second Life, with access available to other officers of FUUCSL. Ideas are welcome.

  • Board agrees that Sofia looks at how to take out USD from SL. See Parking lot.

UUtopia Report – Zyzzy

  • Nothin’ happenin’

Outreach – Et

  • GA June 21-25. Et, Zyzzy, and Sofia attended. GA2024 is virtual, GA 2025 is in Baltimore (30 miles from Et).

Library Report – Pomona

  • No news

Thursday
Worship Report (Sofia)

Here is the upcoming schedule for Thursday services through the end 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:

2023

29-Jun Zyzzy
6-Jul Sofia
13-Jul Zoe
20-Jul Sofia
27-Jul Pomona Lughnasadh
3-Aug Zyzzy
10-Aug Zoe
17-Aug Zyzzy
24-Aug Sofia
31-Aug Zoe
7-Sep Zyzzy
14-Sep Sofia
21-Sep Zoe Mabon
28-Sep Zyzzy
5-Oct Sofia
12-Oct Zoe
19-Oct Zyzzy
26-Oct Raven Samhain
2-Nov Sofia
9-Nov Zoe
16-Nov Zyzzy
23-Nov Sofia
30-Nov Zoe
7-Dec Zyzzy
14-Dec Zoe
21-Dec Raven Yule
28-Dec Sofia

Saturday service – TED

  • Homily proposed for this week. Open Topic every other week.

New Business

  • Taking $$$ out of Second Life and keeping safe somewhere else – Sofia investigating.
  • Pride Party? Zoe has led a couple of Pride services and wonders if we want to expand that into a party.
  • Raven: I thought about that. It might be better if we could plan ahead for next year. But if we wanted to hold a dance before the month is out, Wednesday before service or Friday after service at a decent hour sounds good. I’ve already DJed two pride dances at Sacred Cauldron & Left Hand Path Academy.
  • See Parking lot

Next meeting: July 27 at Library of World Religions, ground level meeting room

The meeting was adjourned at 5:58 pm SLT.

Parking Lot: (revisit or delete)

  • Pride Party in 2024 – 2nd Thursday or Saturday of June? Pride Service and Party
  • 8th Principle vote. See

Next meeting at the
Library of World Religions, ground level meeting room





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

Observing:

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

Thursday
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.

[18:51]

[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)





2023-03-23 LG Minutes

27 04 2023

Date: March 23, 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 5:34 pm SLT

Present: Zyzzy, Pomona, Sofia, Et, Zoe

Absent: TED, Prosper, Raven

Observing:

Minutes – Zyzzy

  • Approved the February 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$16,000
Rent: L$75,000 L$150,000
Advertising: L$250 L$350
Total Expenses L$91,250 L$166,350
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

  • Aime moved to Alcott NNW
  • A new resident, Stella Vespera (far.wanderer) immediately snapped up Aime’s 1024 in UUtopia

Outreach – Et

  • GA!. Et, Zyzzy, and Sofia planning on attending. Prosper may also. (GA 2024 may be all virtual.) UUA accepting comments on the new Article II April 1-30.

Library Report – Pomona

  • No news

Thursday
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:

2023

5-Jan Zyzzy
12-Jan Raven
19-Jan Sofia
26-Jan Zyzzy
2-Feb Etaoin
9-Feb Sofia
16-Feb Zyzzy
23-Feb Zoe
2-Mar Sofia
9-Mar Zyzzy
16-Mar Zoe
23-Mar Raven OSTARA
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

  • 3/30 through 4/20 services– discuss alternative wording during the services.
  • 4/20 “this is not a regular service, this is a discussion/vote” Several of us can run the service.
  • Voted by the Board to do this.
  • 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 accountably 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

  • Congregational vote to adopt 8th principle? Congregational vote to include current Principles in our Bylaws?

Next meeting: April 27 at the meeting circle.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:59 pm SLT.

Parking Lot : (revisit or delete)