Guest Post by Donna Burkholder, Unity of SA Board of Trustees Chair
Dear Unity Lights,
Every year the Board of Trustees gathers for an offsite Board Retreat to reflect, renew and reconnect. We are fortunate to have a wonderful relationship with Way of the Wolf Bed and Breakfast in Fredericksburg that provides an affordable option for a weekend retreat. This retreat is self-funded by each Board Trustee.
This year we reviewed the wonderful work already accomplished in improving our facilities and providing enhanced space for our Youth. Our CommUNITY Center received a refresh and new outdoor seating with more enhancements to come. Thanks to our bookstore volunteers, our re-imagined bookstore had a grand re-opening in August and the new format has received rave reviews. Our exterior space has changed with the demolition of the old building and that space now provides much needed additional parking.
Over the summer Cooperative Youth and Family Ministry Director Alicia Whitsett re-configured the Youth Ministry space with the help of the Facilities Team and volunteers. This new space will allow for a nursery once we have committed co-op volunteers. She also researched and purchased a new electronic check-in service that will provide better security for our children.
We are so grateful for the Sacred Service of our community volunteers over many, many hours bringing vision to reality! As you can see, volunteers are the backbone of our progress. Jennifer Gates, Community Life Coordinator, can help you find what is yours to do as part of this spiritual community.
As good stewards of the finances of this community, we communicated to you this summer asking for affirmative prayer and financial support. We reported that our revenues to date were not meeting our projection. Gratefully, we can report steady improvement. Intentional giving and generosity are making it possible.
Our Fast Forward teams continue to meet. These volunteers provide the vision and embodiment of the Fast Forward intentions, particularly the intentions for state-of-the-art technology and creating a campus that fully meets our needs. Keep your eyes open for these expressions of prosperity and abundance!
We are looking forward to the fall activities for Study, Celebration, and Service.
In Love and Light,
Board of Trustees.