In May 2022, the Church Council formed the Asset Enhancement Task Force (AETF) to examine UCUCC asset usage and expansion to meet both short-term and long-term challenges facing our church. Underlying big questions like “what is our money for?” is the core conviction that everything we have, and everything we do, should be for the glorification of God and the work of God in the world through this church. The process of inventorying our assets is a matter of leveraging all of the gifts at our disposal to do God’s work in this time and place, and into the future, to the best of our ability. We recognize that assets are not just monetary, but encompass all our resources, including our people/membership assets, financial assets, building/property assets, relationships assets, and reputational assets. These five asset categories are in relationship to each other; they all work together, depend on each other, and are deeply connected. As Mark’s gospel directs us to love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength, we seek to bring our whole selves and a wholistic understanding of our church and its resources to this strategic exploration of assets usage and expansion.
You can read the full report here. Some printed copies will be available in the church office. Members of the AETF will be in the narthex after worship the next few Sundays, and will also present some options for our financial resources at the UCUCC Annual Meeting on May 21st 2023. A two-page summary is available here.
We hope this inventory report helps articulate the many strengths and resources to be used for this holy work; and that it helps direct our efforts to ways we can strengthen and stabilize our congregation for future generations.
Task Force Members: Ed Coleman, Tim Croll, Don Guthrie, Carol Ingram, Joyce Jackson, Carol Nelson, Cristin Miller, Rev. Amy Roon, Kyna Shilling, Kathy Williams