President's Letter

Mar 3, 2017

I had the honor and privilege to go to Washington D.C. with a group of six women to participate in the Women’s March on January 21st. The group was comprised of three MSUS members and three additional friends and family members. We all felt strongly... Read More

Jan 1, 2017

If you attended last year’s annual meeting on May 11th, you may remember the proposed change to our bylaws that was introduced to the congregation. If you did not attend, this proposal will be new to you and I want to make you aware of it. The... Read More

Dec 5, 2016

Recently, I was asked the questions, “What does the Board do? What is the purpose of the Board?" In answer to these questions, the primary responsibilities of the Board are to: Set policy Recommend a budget to the congregation Be accountable for... Read More

Oct 31, 2016

Given the many changes that have occurred over the past few years, the Board decided it was important to take a look at our mission statement and redraft it if necessary. What is a mission statement? It is a brief, powerful statement that answers... Read More

Oct 8, 2016

I had the privilege of attending the Midwest Leadership School in Beloit, for a week in July. The purpose of the school is to develop lay leadership in UU congregations. There were 30 participants in the group from Minnesota, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana... Read More

Sep 2, 2016

The President’s Letter authored by Laures Young will resume next month.

Jun 4, 2016

I want to thank past president Lisa Monson-Hokenson for her leadership the past three years. A lot was accomplished under her leadership and we are now well positioned for future growth and capitalizing on the assets of having a full time minister.... Read More

Apr 30, 2016

This is my last newsletter article as the President of the Board of Trustees, and I would like to take a moment to thank you for the opportunity to serve and for all of your help these past 3 years. There have been/are so many transitions happening... Read More

Apr 10, 2016

My adult daughter, Karen, has occasionally commented: "Sometimes being a grown up sucks."*** This has usually been proceeded by a hefty car bill, an upcoming school loan payment, or trying to put a little ("very little!" she laments) aside for... Read More

Mar 8, 2016

This month I will be concluding my series on folks that I think exemplify our Vision at MSUS. For me, it has been a lovely exercise in thinking about all the ways I see great things happening, and I hope it has given you a moment of reflection as... Read More

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