Letter From the Second Minister Search Committee

September 4, 2019


This is the third in a series of reports on the work of the Second Minister Search Committee (SMSC). Check the E-Bulletin and the Spire for regular updates as the search process unfolds.

Ingathering Sunday is upon us! Those of you who’ve been following our progress over the summer know that we’ve been busy compiling and revising an updated congregational survey. You’ll hear more about it from the pulpit on Sunday. Soon thereafter you’ll receive an email with full instructions and a link to the online form. For now, here are three key points to keep in mind:

  1. A successful congregational survey is critical to a successful ministerial search. We’re looking for an accurate, unblinking, multi-faceted picture of life at First Parish, one that will lead to the best possible match between minister and congregation. Please take the time to respond respond thoughtfully.
  2. We’re on a tight timeline dictated by the UUA. Please complete the survey no later than Tuesday, October 1st
  3. While paper surveys will be available, we hope that you will complete the survey online. (It saves a lot of work.) Do so by the October 1 deadline and you’ll automatically be entered in a drawing to win lunch with our new minister and the opportunity to choose a sermon topic, to be delivered when the new minister starts next fall!

Questions? Grab any one of us at coffee hour or email us at secondministersearch@firstparish.info

Best regards,

Second Minister Search Committee

John Anderson

Lois Fine

Rev. Marta Flanagan

Carolyn Hodges (co-chair)

Marc Jacobson (co-chair)

Tina Silberman

David Whitford

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