In an effort to better serve the San Fernando Valley Cluster of UU congregations (North Hills, Verdugo Hills, Studio City, Santa Clarita, Canoga Park) and to make good use of funds accumulated through the quarterly Vespers Service, the ministers of this cluster recently created the position of Valley Cluster Minister-At-Large.
I am thrilled to announce my acceptance of that position, which will focus on supporting UU Identity, lay leadership, and inter-congregational programming.
Some of the initial hopes are to: form a committee of lay leaders from the five cluster congregations to survey the needs of those congregations and to create programs addressing those needs; to identify opportunities for cluster congregations to coordinate their activities and to support each other whenever possible; to create a monthly cluster email newletter, a calendar and website; help coordinate the planning & publicity of quarterly Vespers Services; to help organize the annual cluster weekend at deBenneville Pines; to help develop funding.
I am so looking forward to getting to know our area lay leaders and to help build connections within, and hopefully beyond, our UU community. Updates will be posted as this process gets underway.