Sep 01 2015

Standing Committee Agenda – September 2015

Standing Committee of First Parish UU Chelmsford 
to be called to order Tuesday, September 8th, 2015 at 7 p.m.
 
Jim Curley has been invited to present a collection of information from the Canvass, including demographics that may be useful in looking at giving, and maybe trending future giving.
 
Discussion of our participation in the fall Committee Fair
 
Continued discussion of the Standing Cmte’s role in Long Range Planning
 
NSTF: Update from John Schneider on Cornerstone’s report on a possible capital campaign, prep. for State of the Society meeting, etc.
Nominate and Elect a chairperson (I found no record of a vote on my chairmanship in the June minutes.)
Possibility of an additional ask for pledges to support salaries/raises.

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.