It’s a two-way street. Potential ministers are choosing us, as well as us choosing them. Under the UUA rules, there is a deep process for UUFSD as a congregation to introspect and self-evaluate so we can present our Fellowship honestly and completely to our future minister. What we learn from these steps will be reflected in our Congregational Record and in the Search Committee’s actions.

Our Congregational Survey

Your Search Committee will prepare a survey that all members and friends are urged to complete, during the Fall of 2019. The responses weigh heavily in describing what kind of congregation we are and what we seek in a settled minister. Sample questions: What expectations, however unstated, do you have about the minister’s family and personal life? How important are these various ministerial functions to you? (Administration, Preaching, Social Action, etc.) Take the survey by clicking here.

Cottage Meetings

These are small group discussion sessions which all members and friends of UUFSD are encouraged to attend. Sample topic of discussion: What is your vision of the future? Ideal minister? Following is the current schedule. Sign up by clicking here.

Beyond Categorical Thinking –

Saturday, October 5, 2019, from 9:30 AM-12:30 PM, Founders’ Hall

In October, our congregation will attend this 3-hour seminar, created and delivered by the Unitarian Universalist Association as an important part of the search process. The seminar focuses on identifying unconscious aspects of categorical thinking that could prejudice the selection process—including race or color, gender, sexual orientation, cultural habits, disability, and so forth

Sunday, October 6, Sermon will also address Beyond Categorical Thinking.