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This timeline details the work of the Ministerial Search Committee over the 2016-2017 church year. Items in orange indicate where and when we need your involvement the most.
 

JUNE 2016

MSC BEGINS
  • Retreat with our Ministerial Settlement Representation
  • Begin meeting regularly

JULY & AUGUST 2016

PLAN FOR INPUT
  • Create the Congregational Survey
  • Plan Cottage Meetings for September and October
  • Schedule BCT workshop

SEPTEMBER 2016

COLLECT FEEDBACK
  • Survey distributed
  • Cottage Meetings

OCTOBER 2016

BCT WORKSHOP
  • Beyond Categorical Thinking service, followed by a 3-hour workshop; facilitated by UUA, October 2
  • Review feedback for Cottage Meetings and survey

NOVEMBER 2016

MATERIALS TO UUA
  • Create Congregational Record for UUA website
  • Create Ministerial Packet for our website (password protected)

DECEMBER 2016

MATERIALS GO LIVE
  • Congregational Record and Ministerial Packet are published online
  • Congregation receives data and analysis of Cottage Meetings and Survey

JANUARY 2017

INTERVIEW
  • Share packets with interested ministers
  • Video conferencing interviews
  • Call references

FEBRUARY & MARCH 2017

NEUTRAL PULPIT
  • Committee observes pre-candidates preach in neutral pulpits (UU churches in distant towns)

APRIL 2017

CANDIDATE WEEK
  • From April 23 to April 30, 2017, the first choice candidate visits and leads service

MAY 2017

CONGREGATION VOTES
  • Congregation votes to call our new minister

AUGUST 2017

MINISTER ARRIVES
  • The 15th settled minister of the Harvard UU church arrives!