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Search Committee Updates

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VUU Ministerial Search Committee Says Thank You

The 2021-2022 VUU Ministerial Search Committee Wishes to Thank: Rev. Fred Wooden for the wise counsel and patience you have shared with the Ministerial Search Committee during what has to have been one of the most challenging interim ministries ever! Members of the VUU Congregation who Completed the Congregational Survey Attended the Beyond Categorical Thinking…
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REV. SARAH OGLESBY-DUNEGAN to be our next Settled Minister

Following a busy, exciting Candidating Week and two inspiring Sunday Services Valley Unitarian UniversalistCongregation has voted overwhelmingly (98.9%) to call the REV. SARAH OGLESBY-DUNEGAN to be our next Settled Minister Rev. Sarah has signed her contract andwill join the VUU Congregation on Aug 1st.

Ministerial Search Committee Timeline Reminders

(Yes! We Have Just a Little Longer to Wait) March 31 This is the day the MSC will make an offer to a minister-in-search to become VUU’s Candidatefor Settled Minister. April 3 If the MSC’s offer has been accepted, we will announce this to the Congregation. Once contractagreement has been reached, MSC will be able…
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Ministerial Search Timeline Explained

N0W — March 31 Waiting Period According to UUA guidelines, no UU search committee may make an offer to a minister to become their Candidate for Settled Minister until March 31 at noon EDT. March 31 VUU Ministerial Search Committee (MSC) will make an offer to our preferred candidate to become VUU’s Candidate for Settled…
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MSC March Update

March 8, 2022 Dear VUU Members and Friends, The VUU Ministerial Search Committee (MSC) is excited to tell you that as we enter the finalstages of our search for VUU’s next settled minister, we are feeling very positive and believe weare close to a successful outcome of the two year search process. 2021-2022 was a…
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MSC January Update

Greetings to the VUU Family,January was a busy month for the committee. Our preparations for candidate interviews completed in December, we waited for the UUA to open up the formal candidating process by letting candidates and congregations “see” each other in the beginning of the month. At that point candidates had a window to select…
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Search Update

Ministerial Search Update:  The Search Committee held 21 Cottage Meetings over the past couple months. Thank you to all who took time to share feedback in these sessions and to learn more about our process in search for a new settled minister. We met with many groups that have been regularly meeting for many years – mostly over Zoom. It…
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VUU’s Ministerial Search Committee Invites YOU to an Important Workshop and Sunday Service BEYOND CATEGORICAL THINKING “Will the new minister hear me? Will my concerns and needs be met? Will theminister understand what I’m living with? How will the community respond to our minister?” In answering these questions, a picture of the “ideal minister” (categorized…
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Search Committee Update

Hello everyone! The Ministerial Search Committee (MSC) is in full swing and ahead of schedule. We have set up a web page on the VUU website as a portal for you to stay in touch with our progress, understand our process, ask questions and share ideas and thoughts. Although the committee consists of 7 elected…
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