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An Expeditious Plan

Category : Transitions

Don’t miss Sunday’s vote.

This Sunday will be your chance to fortify spiritual leadership at Holladay UCC during our transition in senior pastors.
At a Congregational Meeting after morning worship (October 20), members will be asked to approve several important steps:

  • Authorize the Executive Committee of the Church Council to engage an ordained pastor to meet the needs of the church until a bridge pastor is called.
  • Empower the council to appoint seven of its members to a search committee that will seek a bridge pastor (an ordained minister who takes care of regular pastoral duties in a congregation while the transition work is performed by others).  A candidate will be submitted for approval at a congregational meeting in the near future, date to be announced. This bridge pastor will not be eligible to be a candidate for settled pastor.
  • Consider a motion from the Spiritual Gifts Team nominating seven church members to act as a search committee for a settled pastor.
The council met this week to lay transition plans as Pastor Fred Evenson departs.

Council members are planning a timely handoff to a seasoned though temporary minister.  The goal is to meet needs of members and provide support for the Rev. Chelsea Page, our associate pastor for youth and families. Thus the temp-to-bridge-to-settled arrangement.  At each step the council is acting in accordance with HUCC bylaws.

As they worked on the plan, council members recalled a signature line from a congregational conversation in late September, when member Trent Parkhill advised the church to “move expeditiously but not carelessly” in its pastor search.

NURSERY NOTE: Children will have the option of a craft to do in the nursery with Michelle while parents are at the meeting.


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Council Retreat Sat., Sept. 28th

Category : Transitions

On Saturday, September 28th the church council met for its annual retreat. In addition to planning for the next day’s Sacred Conversation after worship about pastoral transitions, the council approved adding a transitions page to the website.


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