It is with grateful hearts that we honor all of you that have continued to support this ministry during this time of transition. Since Rev. Victoria’s retirement, the board has been actively co-creating a vision with our spiritual community. We have a few updates regarding what’s happening in the upcoming months.
We are excited to keep moving forward with a transitional leadership team (along with our Board) throughout the summer and fall. Jan Carothers continues to support us as our ongoing Leadership Coach, while Rev. Cheryl Rohret is our Unity Transitional Spiritual Guide. She will be visiting us May 6th, June 2 & 3, and July 7 & 8th. She will be supporting the entire congregation in multiple ways. On May 6th, she will be our guest speaker and after the service she and Jan will conduct the 2nd leadership workshop with the team leaders and members. She will also be a major support and guide in the ongoing search process for our new minister.
As for the progress on the search, there were few candidates that responded to our first posting, and those that did were interviewed by phone by the Search Team. Through that process it was determined that they did not closely meet the qualities the congregation stated they felt were priorities as outlined in our surveys. We have received advice to have the congregation lead ourselves for awhile to give us time to get somewhat distant from Rev. Victoria (in our minds if not our hearts) and begin with fresh intentions. Spirit’s timing is perfect and we know our perfect minister is there for us, and we move our feet, pray and do our work in consciousness to be ready for the excellent candidates that are being led to us. We may be reshaping our ministerial position, expectations, etc. while our opening is still listed. If you have an interest in serving on the next phase of the search committee, please contact one of us or the office for next steps.
On June 2-3, Rev. Cheryl Rohret will present, “Honor Our Past and Create Our Future.” We will be inviting everyone who has attended our congregation who has played a role bringing us to this point. If you know people in that category, please invite them for Saturday, 6/2 from 10am-4pm (lunch provided) and Sunday, 6/3 from 1-2:30pm (potluck lunch). This is an opportunity to fully engage and we hope you can join us!
From Our Hearts to Yours,
The UNITY Center Board