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Clyde Derrick
October 3, 2018

Meet the Board: Clyde Derrick, Board President

Meet the Board: Clyde Derrick, Board President

Dear fellow church members, Starting with me, each of the church’s nine Board members will be answering the same set of questions once a month for nine months. We hope this will help you to get to know us better, and also see where we align and how we are different. 1. What is something […]

August 22, 2018

Updates from Board President Clyde Derrick

Updates from Board President Clyde Derrick

Dear fellow members, I hope this has been a good summer for you despite the challenges of intense heat, rampant fires and smoke, and developments at the national level. We are fortunate to have a church community to support us at a time unlike any other. In the meantime, and sitting under an air conditioning […]

March 15, 2018

Thoughts on Change: An Update from Board President, Clyde Derrick

Thoughts on Change: An Update from Board President, Clyde Derrick

There is a formula that supposedly can predict the age at which you are likely to die. (How is that to launch an essay on change?) You add the ages of your parents, divide by two, and consider that number of years as the number you will live. By that formula I have just two […]

October 19, 2017

Update from the Board President

Update from the Board President

Dear fellow church members, I’ve received several requests from church members to please offer updates on recent Board business and church developments through this blog. I am happy to accommodate this recurring request! Good news about church finances: We ended the previous church financial year at 105% of pledging for budget which is a positive […]

August 23, 2017

From the Board President

From the Board President

Dear Fellow Members and Friends: Usually summer is a welcome period of down time for the Board of Trustees and the church in general. That has hardly been the case this summer, but the forward momentum has been exciting. Here are some brief updates: Emeritus Ministry: The Board greatly appreciates the careful and thoughtful letters […]

July 20, 2017

Emeritus Minister FAQs

Emeritus Minister FAQs

Dear fellow members and friends of Neighborhood UU Church: Some questions have come to the Board during the discernment process related to emeritus minister status. I hope the FAQs below are helpful. Please do not hesitate to contact me by phone or email (see church directory) if you have further questions. Thank you for your […]

June 2, 2017

Welcome to Our New Board President!

Welcome to Our New Board President!

Thank you all very, very much for this opportunity. I am truly honored to be elected to the position of Board president for Neighborhood Church for the next two years. I’m especially relieved because ever since the outcome of events on November 8th, 2016, I’ve never considered this election a sure thing. That day really […]