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Apr 30, 2016

At the MSUS Congregational Meeting April 24, 2016, the congregation voted unanimously to call the Rev. Laura Smidzik as our next minister! The meeting was well attended, and the announcement of the result of the vote was greeted with cheers and... Read More

Apr 24, 2016

The members of Michael Servetus Unitarian Society voted unanimously to call Rev. Laura Smidzik as our full-time, settled minister. Rev. Laura began her ministry with us on August 1, 2016. We are thrilled to have Rev. Laura joining us as we start our... Read More

Apr 13, 2016

Your Search Committee is pleased to announce that Rev. Laura Smidzik has accepted our invitation to be the candidate for our full-time, settled minister.  Rev. Laura had not planned on being in search this year.  She cites feeling, “an unexpected... Read More

Apr 5, 2016

Almost Done! Your Search Committee has been working especially hard this month. For three weekends in a row, we met with each of our pre-candidates, and in some cases, their significant others, too. We conducted extensive, formal interviews as well... Read More

Jan 31, 2016

The Search Committee is pleased and gratified that we have so far received expressions of interest from 12 applicants to be our settled minister. And, we are told it is fairly likely that we will receive a few more before this “round” closes out.... Read More

Jan 1, 2016

Your Search Committee is beginning the process of reviewing Ministerial Records and conducting preliminary interviews with ministers interested in serving MSUS. This seems like a good time to share with you the requirements for becoming a UU... Read More

Dec 7, 2015

By the time you read this, our Congregational Record will be on line and available to any minister in search to review. This was a huge effort, and we thank all of you for all you have done to get it completed, including your participation in the... Read More

Nov 2, 2015

Find Out More on Saturday, November 7, 1:30—4:30 By Kathy Burek, Search Committee Co-Chair If you haven’t already signed up for the Beyond Categorical Thinking Workshop on Saturday, November 7, 1:30—4:30, you still have time. This important workshop... Read More

Nov 2, 2015

By Kathy Burek, Search Committee Co-Chair Thanks to each of you who provided comments on the draft written materials for the search process. The documents are much improved for your input! By the time you are reading this, the MSUS Board will have... Read More

Oct 4, 2015

Chances are you thought of both. Perhaps distinct images came to mind.  In terms of a minister, what were they?  Was it a person of a particular gender, race, or age? Beyond Categorical Thinking is a highly recommended part of the ministerial search... Read More