The UUC Board’s “Open Questions”
The UUC Board of Trustees policies establish a new process for identifying the current high priorities for the church. In consultation with Jon and his team, as well as after receiving feedback from the congregation, the Board establishes Open Questions, which are meant to reflect the most pressing strategic issues facing the church. The Board will also identify Top Priorities, which are the immediate steps that need to be taken as we continue to explore and live into the current Open Questions. During the 20-21 church year, the Board adopted the two Open Questions listed below. As of September 15, 2021, the Board is nearing a vote on the “Top Priorities” for the Anti-Racism Open Question, and we anticipate agreement on the Top Priorities for the Engagement Open Question by February 2022.
After that, we anticipate an annual review of both the Open Questions and the Top Priorities during a February Board retreat and as circumstances change over time. Based on the experiences of other entities following this model, we believe that any particular Open Question will remain in place for several years. Top Priorities will change from year to year.
Current Open Questions:
- What type of antiracist community can we be? And how will we become one?
- What is meaningful engagement at UUC that creates belonging & commitment? And how do we invite people into it?
~Rosemary Daszkiewicz, President, UUC Board of Trustees