Jun 06 2016

2016 June Church Council

Tuesday, June 7, 7pm Alliance Parlor


  1. Chalice Lighting (5 min)
  2. Church Calendar (5 min)
  3. FIA Grants (10 min)
    1. WCC booth for Lowell Pride
  4. End of Church Year (10 min)
    1. Reimbursement forms due July 9.
  5. Committee Transition Planning (15 min)
  6. Capital campaign thoughts (15 min)
  7. Committee Reports (5 min)


Committee Budget Performance




Faith in Action Grant Action

September – none

October – $750 –  Strengthening our Social Justice Ministries Workshop,;UU Wellspring Workshop

November – None

December – $1000 –  United Teen Equality Center;  Planned Parenthood

January – ?

February – none

March – $540.95 – Composter

April – $2050 – LGBT Asylum Project; The Great Lowell Cleanup

May – $1100 –  Temple Emmanuel of Merrimack Valley; Young Achiever’s Math and Science Pilot School Mattapan; Refugee Immigration Ministry

Remaining Unspent as of 5/31/2016 – $2359.04


Recent Church Council Minutes





Committee Reports

Standing Committee

The Standing Committee is the Church's governing board. The Standing Committee works to ensure the vitality of our community of faith. There are 10 members of the Standing Committee – nine voting members elected by the congregation and the minister, who is a non-voting member of the Committee. Standing Committee members serve a 3 year term.

The Standing Committee meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm. Time is set aside at the beginning of every SC meeting as an open forum for members to bring forward any issues they would like to discuss.

The Standing Committee is responsible for the health and well being of First Parish. This includes maintaining communication among members and committees, managing Church property, and planning for the Church's short and long-term future. And of course members of the Standing Committee develop and manage the budget approved by the Congregation at the annual meeting.
The Human Resources Committee is a sub-committee of the Standing Committee.