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Nancy Steele
May 11, 2017

From the Board President

From the Board President

As I write this, our annual meeting is coming up on May 21st. I hope to see you at the meeting – if you can’t make it, please turn in your proxy. You can assign your vote either to the Board or to another member. After the meeting, stay for conversation and lunch. Senior High […]

April 6, 2017

From the President, Board of Trustees

From the President, Board of Trustees

Happy Spring!  Our annual meeting is coming up soon and that means your trustees’ thoughts have turned to budgets. As we wind up our annual canvas, this is my plea: if you haven’t pledged or want to increase your pledge, call the church office. If we haven’t heard from you, we will be calling! Our […]

February 21, 2017

Ensure the Continuity of Our Church Through Generosity & Good Stewardship

Ensure the Continuity of Our Church Through Generosity & Good Stewardship

  The following poem is a lightly edited version of the homily I gave in church on Sunday, January 29, 2017. I took as my inspiration the end (or goal) of ensuring the continuity of our church through generosity and good stewardship.   Body and Soul Wednesday morning when I walked up the rise back […]

February 8, 2017

From the President, Board of Trustees

From the President, Board of Trustees

Over the last two months, your trustees have been engaged in two major efforts, revising our governance policies and assisting with and monitoring compliance with our conditional use permit (CUP) issued by the City of Pasadena in August 2016. At every monthly meeting, we review reports from Rev. Lissa on membership, financials, and programs. Outside […]

December 1, 2016

From the President, Board of Trustees

From the President, Board of Trustees

For those of you who were at church on November 13th, you know that we read our mission and ends in unison during the service. Taking a period of discernment to adopt a new mission is a type of ritual in organizations, including many churches. We do it periodically because as our community shifts, the […]

September 12, 2016

From the Board President

From the Board President

I don’t know about you, but I’m really looking forward to this church year! We have a number of fun events planned, including a tribute to musical theater, modeled after a popular Dining for Dollars event by Clyde Derrick, and another edition of the beloved Radio Play, thanks to Lee Brainerd and Ned Racine! Both […]

July 13, 2016

From the Board President

From the Board President

Happy summer! As we enjoy these warm days of summer, I hope you are enjoying vacations, lazy days at the beach, and picnics with music. Your Board of Trustees is taking a month off from meeting in July but we continue to work on your behalf, hosting two listening sessions on the results of Vision-Casting. […]

June 8, 2016

From the President

From the President

Since my last report, the Board has met three times – our two regular meetings in April and May plus our “nested bowls” retreat in April. In advance of our annual meeting, I want to catch you up on board activities. Nested Bowls Retreat By now, I hope you have some familiarity with the concept […]

April 1, 2016

Report from the Board: The Gratitude Edition

Report from the Board:  The Gratitude Edition

It is spring and the thoughts of your trustees turn to…. budgeting. With the official conclusion of our 2016/17 church canvass, the numbers are starting to come into focus. As you probably appreciate, we have to base our budget on our projected revenue and the major source of revenue is you, the members and pledging […]

January 20, 2016

Vision-Casting

Vision-Casting

I am excited to follow up from last October, when I first introduced the policy governance process that your Board of Trustees has embarked upon, to update you on where we are now in this exciting process. In the few months since that post, your dedicated board has been working on two fronts. The first […]

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