Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Meet the Candidate!

When a congregation is in search for a new minister, the Search Committee's job is to find one excellent candidate to present to the congregation for approval. First Unitarian's Search Committee proudly announced that our prospective minister will be Rev. David Carl Olson, currently serving the UU Church in Flint, Michigan.

"Candidating Week" is an eight-day slate of events where congregants will have the opportunity to meet the candidate and get to know him as he learns more about us and our congregation. Candidating Week is bookended by two Sunday services led by Rev. Olson, beginning this Sunday, April 19. There will be a Congregational meeting immediately following the worship service on April 26 where members will vote whether to call Rev. Olson as our permanent settled minister.

Members of the Religious Education Community are invited to a BBQ lunch on Saturday, April 25, 12:00 to 3:00 pm to meet with Rev. Olson and ask any question you may have of him. This event will be hosted by our Religious Education Committee chair. Burgers, hot dogs, sodas and dessert will be provided. Please bring a potluck side dish to share.

To RSVP for this event and get directions, contact Becky Brooks (

Childcare will be provided for infants and toddlers. There will be games and (weather permitting) lots of outdoor play for the kids.

Keep your eyes on your mailbox for a full schedule of Candidating Week events.

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