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Gratitude – President’s Blog for November 2017

GRATITUDE . . . As one of our most popular hymns says: “Oh we give thanks . . .” As Thanksgiving approaches, it is time to say a heartfelt thank you to all of you who have contributed in so many ways to make TUUC the special place it is today.  Many TUUC events have … Continued

President’s Blog for October 2017

All of us at TUUC are looking forward to our minister, Linda Hart’s, installation this Sunday night at 6:30 p.m.. It will be attended by many UU ministers from across the region along with members from the Vashon fellowship and Linda’s personal friends and associates. Details are shared elsewhere in this e-news. Please be sure … Continued

News from our Board of Trustees President

Of prime importance to us on the Board and all of our Tahoma UU Congregation is Linda’s installation on Sunday, October 29th. Please mark that date in capital letters on your calendar and watch for upcoming details. We have recently been told that Helen Sohlberg generously made a bequest to the TUUC building fund in … Continued

New Beginnings and a New Program Year

The Board kicked off our new year on Saturday, August 19th with an all-day workshop led by Sarah Schurr, our UUA Pacific Region field representative. We explored the relationship between governance and ministry, and discussed ways to effectively differentiate the roles of each within TUUC. It was a productive day and great opportunity to introduce new … Continued

Summer Wonder

It’s summertime and many in our congregation, including most on our board members, are away, so I’m spending my summer days pondering what’s ahead. TUUC is at the point of New Beginnings. We have a newly settled minister, Linda, three new board members, and clearly defined goals  — engagement, social justice, and financial stability. Oh … Continued

Partners in Transformation

About a year ago, the Tahoma UU Congregation entered into a partnership with the Vashon Island Unitarian Fellowship. Our minister, Linda Hart, works with their Board and provides worship service support to the community at Vashon. Both congregations are supporting, and receiving the benefits of, Matt Aspin’s ministerial internship. In early April, the Boards of … Continued

How Will We Then Thrive?

Spring is here. We enjoy more light each day. We see buds and new growth in forests and parks, gardens, and backyards. Our wonderful corner of Cascadia is feeling new energy and creating this year’s version of what it means to be the rain-soaked, ocean-fueled, mountain-encircled, salmon-growing jewel that we call home. Spring is here. … Continued

Calling Rev. Dr. Linda A. Hart as Settled Minister

On Sunday, March 5, 2017, the membership of the Tahoma Unitarian Universalist Congregation voted to call the Reverend Dr. Linda A. Hart to serve as the settled minister of our congregation. Linda accepted the congregation’s call, agreeing to continue her ministry at TUUC (helping us to laugh, dance, and be fantastic). The congregation’s vote affirms … Continued

Happy!

Happy! Lucky me. Lucky us. I get to share the good news that the Rev. Dr. Linda A. Hart is a candidate to become the settled minister for the Tahoma Unitarian Universalist Congregation! In late January, a Task Force of five TUUC members convened conversations in which about 70 congregants: discussed their experiences during Linda’s … Continued

Our Vision of the Future

Like most organizations, the Tahoma Unitarian Universalist Congregation has written statements of vision and mission. Through a series of #fUUtureFaith conversations that Rev. Linda Hart facilitated last winter and spring, we affirmed these statements, which convey our view of the future of Unitarian Universalism in Pierce County. To paraphrase: We sustain an enduring Tahoma Unitarian … Continued