This is our page for updating you on our transition process.
Progress updates will be posted here as there is news to report.
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The Ministerial Search Committee has been meeting monthly and is preparing the final Ministerial Vacancy Package to be submitted to the Board for final approval. The formal request for applicants will follow once this is completed.
The Visioning Session determined the following top priorities:
Grounded in Unity Principles
Growing the Children's program
The importance of Music and presenting inspirational music
Inspiring Sunday messages
Our committee is comprised of Alison Ogliore, Cathy Lane, Paul Roof, rita Schwarting, Brian Brewer, and Sarah Agassiz.
Rev. Denese Schellink
Rev. Denese is our new transitional minister! She began work with UOB on June 20th and her first Sunday with us was June 26th. Here is an introductory video from her to the UOB community. Welcome, Rev. Denese!
What's Happening Next?
COMMUNITY VISIONING SESSION
The beloved community is rooted in the inter-relatedness of all life and in the unity of human existence under the guidance of a personal God of love and reason
who works for universal wholeness. ~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Components of the Vision Process:
For A and B, please watch the meditation above or feel free to do a meditation on your own.
A) Create an atmosphere of Unconditional Love
B) Engage in Deep Listening with Spirit
C) Ask, Seek, Knock (Select 2-3 words for each question and number your answers to correspond to questions.)
What is God’s idea of itself as me in Unity of Bellevue? What is seeking to emerge through this ministry? What is our purpose as a ministry?
What must I become, where must I grow? What qualities do I need to Embody in order for God's vision to be made known? (one or two words each)
What do I need to let go of? (one or two words)
What Gifts do I have to share with the world?
What qualities am I looking for in our next Spiritual Leader? (one or two words each)
D) Embrace Gratitude and Appreciation
This process comes from Rev. Michael Beckwith, Agape International Community, New Thought Center.
The I of the Storm: Sunday series of talks from October through November.
Board Training: 2-3 hours per month
Workshops and Groups: All of the info is here