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Plan for Achieving Olympic UU Fellowship’s 2020 Vision

 

2020 Vision Statement

Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is thriving, resilient, and welcoming with members of diverse ages, backgrounds, and beliefs. A full-time minister, paid staff, and strong lay leaders oversee a rich variety of congregational programs and community outreach activities in an inspirational facility.

 

Goal #1
Residual hurts, resentments, and regrets within the congregation are healed in order to build a resilient community.

 

Objective 1.1

In early 2012 a healing service will be convened to invite moving on from residual hurts, resentments, and regrets.

Action Plans

--Schedule service Jan.29, 2012

--Plan service

--Publicize service

Financial Resources Needed

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Sandra Howard, Daniel Whitaker, Ann Elizabeth Fisher, Rose Marschall, Penny Burdick

Objectives 1.2

With the OUUF Congregational Covenant as a basis, a process that revisits and recommits to the Covenant and supports occasionally agreeing to disagree will be created.

Action Plans

Financial Resources Needed

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Sandra Howard, Dianne Whitaker, Ann Elizabeth Fisher, Jean Stratton, Bob Nuffer

 

Goal #2 – All congregants are engaged and actively involved in strengthening ties of fellowship.

Objective 2.1

Each congregant will be connected to at least one small group ministry by 2014.

 

Actions Plans

--Create Adult RE program

--Align Children’s RE with demand

-- Rejuvenate Social Justice Com

-- Create Social Events Committee

--Formalize Bldgs/Grounds Com Create Pledge Committee

--Revive Denominational Affairs

--Create Ministerial Fundraising Committee

Financial Resources Needed

 

$$ new committees will have

budget needs

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Sandra Howard, Dianne Whitaker, Ann Elizabeth Fisher, Daniel Whitaker, Sara Johnson, Wednesday Afternoon Women’s Group

Objective 2.2

Strong small group ministries will be supported through curriculum training opportunities.

 

$ possible curriculum materials

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Daniel Whitaker, Rose Marschall, Ann Elizabeth Fisher, Wednesday Afternoon Women’s Group

Objective 2.3

OUUF will have an annual calendar of monthly themes with opportunities for people to be engaged.

Action Plans

Financial Resources Needed

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Sandra Howard, Bob Nuffer, Daniel Whitaker, Stephanie Binschus, Penny Burdick

 

 

Goal #3
Congregants feel supported by OUUF.

 

Objective 3.1

Congregants will be educated about how and where to reach out for assistance beginning in the first half of 2012.

Action Plans

--Encourage utilization of joys and concerns time in Sunday service to share information about those (self or others) in need

-- Sunday service on topic of  “it’s OK to ask for help”

-- Create protocols for maintaining contact with congregants who live alone

Financial Resources Needed

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Dianne Whitaker, Jean Stratton, Daniel Whitaker, Sara Johnson, Ann Elizabeth Fisher, Betty Barnard, Wednesday Afternoon Women’s Group

Objective 3.2

A comprehensive pastoral care system will be created.

 
 

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Sandra Howard, Jean Stratton, Penny Burdick

 

 

Goal #4
A welcoming program focuses on diversity of ages, sexual/gender orientations, and belief systems.

 

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Daniel Whitaker

 

 

Goal #5
Plans for membership growth and programs use local and comparative demographic data.

 

Objective 5.1

Starting in February 2012, current feelings about congregational size and growth will be gauged through conversations at small group ministries (beginning with LRPC) and survey.

Action Plans

LRPC reconvenes in January to create questions, schedule conversations, and distribute survey.

Financial Resources Needed

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Larry Howard, Ann Elizabeth Fisher, Bob Nuffer, Ron Corrado, Sylvia Watkins-Castillo, Daniel Whitaker

Objective 5.2

Starting in February 2012, demographic and other objective population data about OUUF service area and other localities will be gathered and analyzed.

Action Plans

LRPC invites librarians and social scientists from the congregation to a February meeting to create the research agenda and timeline.

Financial Resources Needed

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Larry Howard, Sylvia Watkins-Castillo, Daniel Whitaker

Objective 5.3

Starting in March 2012, literature on implications of size on congregations will be studied.

Action Plans

LRPC identifies resource mate-rials, makes reading assignments, and agrees upon a reporting back schedule at a March meeting

Financial Resources Needed

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Bob Nuffer, Ron Corrado, Sylvia Watkins-Castillo, Daniel Whitaker

Objective 5.4

In Fall 2012, growth decisions based on demographics and literature findings will be initiated.

           

 

 

Action Plans

--LRPC and Board of Trustees meet in August to hear findings from Objectives 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3 and design a plan to present the findings to the congregation.

--LRPC and Board of Trustees meet in November to develop data-based growth and programming recommendations for presentation at the annual meeting.

Financial Resources Needed

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Sandra Howard, Rose Marschall, Ron Corrado, Sylvia Watkins-Castillo, Daniel Whitaker

 

 

Goal #6
All congregants accept responsibility for greeting and welcoming newcomers and visitors.

 

Objective 6.1

Ministers/speakers will model greeter be-haviors as part of their agreement with OUUF.

Action Plans

Sunday Services Committee negotiates implementation with ministers/speakers

Financial Resources Needed

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Bob Nuffer

Objective 6.2

The processes through which newcomers are welcomed to OUUF will be enhanced.

Action Plans

Membership Committee designs enhancements.

 

Financial Resources Needed

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Welcome Team Task Force: Nicki Padget, Catharine Covert, Judy Ware

Objective 6.3

Two-cents circles or other post-Sunday Service activities will be revived/created and visitors invited to participate.

Action Plans

Membership Committee and new Social Events Committee lead this initiative.

Financial Resources Needed

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Ann Elizabeth Fisher, Bob Nuffer,

 

 

Goal #7
Effective methods outreach to progressive young adults in the area.

 

Objective 7.1

The fellowship hall will be made available for gatherings attended by young adults.

Action Plans

Board of Trustees and OUUF Administrator develop policies and procedures in support of this objective.

Financial Resources Needed

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Rose Marschall

Objective 7.2

Leadership of organizations of young adults will be identified and queried about the needs and interests of this population.

Action Plans

Membership Committee leads this initiative.

 

Financial Resources Needed

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Rose Marschall

Objective 7.3

International students and members of progressive student clubs from Peninsula College will be invited to OUUF services and activities.

Action Plans

Membership Committee leads this initiative.

Financial Resources Needed

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Objective 7.4

Viability of connecting with and supporting high school gay/lesbian/ straight alliances will be explored.

Action Plans

Membership Committee leads this initiative.

Financial Resources Needed

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Daniel Whitaker

Objective 7.5

Relevant music, periodic stories for all ages, and other components appealing to young adults and families will be incorporated into Sunday Services.

Action Plans

Sunday Services Committee leads this initiative

Financial Resources Needed

 

$$ for new technologies

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Goal #8
Retention of newcomers and existing congregants improves.

 

Objective 8.1

Seven@7:00 dinners and other social activities will be revived to ensure that newcomers are immediately engaged.

Action Plans

Social Events Committee leads this initiative.

Financial Resources Needed

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Sandra Howard, Vivian Mulligan, Daniel Whitaker

Objective 8.2

Patterns of why members/friends leave/disappear from the congregation will be analyzed for clues to retention.

Action Plans

Contact information collected by

Membership Committee and Pledge Committee is used to launch this initiative

Financial Resources Needed

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Dianne Whitaker, Bob Nuffer, Daniel Whitaker

 

 

Goal #9
Buildings & Grounds Committee ensures the integrity of the facility for now and the future.
($$$ over time)

 

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Daniel Whitaker

Manuel Castillo

 

 

Goal #10
The Fellowship Hall interior is comfortable and conducive to worship; that is, to shaping what is of worth to us.

 

Objective 10.1

Decorative elements placed in the Fellowship Hall will be coordinated through the Aesthetics & Functionality Committee.

Action Plans

The Aesthetics & Functionality Committee leads these initiatives.

Financial Resources Needed

 

$

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Sandra Howard, Ann Elizabeth Fisher, Daniel Whitaker

Objective. 10.2

Greater emphasis will be placed on utilizing visual elements in the Fellowship Hall to communicate who we are.

 

Financial Resources Needed

 

$

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Sandra Howard, Ann Elizabeth Fisher

Objective 10.3

Exterior identifying elements will be expanded.

 

Financial Resources Needed

 

$$

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Ann Elizabeth Fisher, Forrest Davis

 

 

Goal #11
Pool of lay leaders is expansive.

 

Objective 11.1

Leadership skills, talents and interests of congregants will be assessed during visits by the 2013 Pledge Committee.

Action Plans

Board of Trustees and Pledge Committee lead this initiative.

Financial Resources Needed

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Daniel Whitaker

Objective 11.2

Beginning in late 2012, fall and spring retreats will be hosted annually for potential Board members  and other leaders.

Action Plans

Board of Trustees leads this initiative.

Financial Resources Needed

 

$$

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Sandra Howard, Azella, Daniel Whitaker

Objective 11.3

Prospective new leaders will continue to be trained annually through PNWD programs..

Action Plans

Board of Trustees leads this initiative.

Financial Resources Needed

 

$$

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Azella

Objective 11.4

Each prospective leader trained through PNWD programs will share his/her new knowledge with at least two committees or other small groups during the year following training.

Action Plans

Board of Trustees leads this initiative.

Financial Resources Needed

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Goal #12
Relationships with the PNWD and the UUA are stronger.

 

Objective 12.1

Denominational Affairs Committee will be revived by the end of 2013.

Action Plans

Board of Trustees leads this initiative.

Financial Resources Needed

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Objective 12.2

Resources available from the PNWD and UUA for leadership development and programs will be identified in annual presentations by PNWD representatives.

Action Plans

Sunday Services Committee leads this initiative.

Financial Resources Needed

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Ann Elizabeth Fisher

Objective 12.3

Participation in PNWC and UUA experiences will be promoted by providing scholarships, transportation costs, and other supports to congregants.

Action Plans

Board of Trustees leads this initiative.

Financial Resources Needed

 

$$

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Sandra Howard

 

 

Goal #13
Administrative support in service to OUUF is budgeted.

 

Objective 13.1

Board of Trustees will assess annually the time committed to the administrative coordinator position.

Action Plans

Board of Trustees leads this initiative.

Financial Resources Needed

 

$$ for salary

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Objective. 13.2

Board of Trustees will conduct  annual performance evaluation with the administrative coordinator.

Action Plans

Board of Trustees leads this initiative.

Financial Resources Needed

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Objective 13.3

Professional oversight will be engaged when necessary for fiscal and other operations.

Action Plans

Board of Trustees and Administrative Coordinator ensure this initiative.

Financial Resources Needed

 

$ if needed

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Goal #14
Consulting Minister is engaged in Spring 2013.

 

Objective 14.1

Throughout 2012, LRPC will educate congregation on increasing the financial strength of the Fellowship.

Action Plans

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Objective 14.2

Beginning in 2012, a new Fundraising Committee will create activities speci-fically to support a Ministerial Fund.

 
 

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Dianne Whitaker, Penny Burdick

Objective 14.3

The 2012 Pledge Drive will focus on the ability to hire Consulting Minister.

 
 

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Ron Corrado

Objective 14.4

A Consulting Minister to provide two sermons per month, develop Adult RE programs, consult with Board on growth in numbers and depth, and supervise Pastoral Care Committee will be engaged at 25-35% time (not including travel time) plus transportation expenses (not including lodging) in Spring 2013.

 

$$$$$ for salary/transportation

 

$$ for additional speakers each month

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Goal #15
Readiness to hire fulltime minister is assessed in 2015.

 

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