Once a month, on the third Sunday, join us for an informal Congregational Conversation after the service, at about 11:20.

Goals

The goals of these are sharing ideas, listening to each other, and educating ourselves about where things stand on a particular topic. They are not about debate, convincing others of one’s point of view, or making decisions. These conversations are not formal meetings of the congregation; they are not “warned” and no binding votes may be taken.

Format

Each conversation is hosted by one representative each of the Board and the Council. We may invite someone with a specific interest or expertise to lead the conversation when appropriate (for example, the chair of the committee involved in the topic). Conversations will usually start with a short presentation followed by conversation.

At the end of the conversation we’ll do a quick process check, either by voice or on paper.

The conversation will happen in a corner of the sanctuary — we’ll gather chairs and make as large a circle as needed. Childcare will be provided.

Upcoming Conversations

March 19, 2017: Membership at CVUUS

The CVUUS Board will host a conversation about proposed changes to the bylaws and about the meaning, rights, and responsibilties of membership.

Past Conversations

February 19, 2017: How Should CVUUS Do Social Action?

January 15, 2017: Ground Floor Project News. Steve Maier and the Ground Floor Project Team.

December 11, 2016: CVUUS Membership – What Does It Mean? CVUUS Board.

November 20, 2016: Class Conversations Follow-Up. Useful links about classism:

October 16, 2016: Ground Floor project. Steve Maier (CoM) and presenter.

September 18, 2016: Council of Ministries Fair (in place of a conversation).

August 21, 2016: Black Lives Matter movement & Social Action at CVUUS. Tracey Harrington (CoM), Donna LaRose (Board), John Barstow (Black Lives Matter Ally Group presenters), Kate Gridley (scribe). Jackie Derse and Livia Bernhardt (childcare).