You Are Invited to Participate in Candidating Week with Rev. David Schwartz

You Are Invited

Your Ministerial Search Committee unanimously presents the Reverend David Schwartz for your consideration as our next settled minister. In case you missed it, his ministerial and personal information may be found online at Rev. David’s website.

You are invited to participate in Candidating Week June 5th through June 13th, where there will be multiple opportunities for UUCB members and friends to meet and get to know Rev. David. He has shared with us his excitement to meet and connect with the congregation! Rev. David will be joined by his wife Rev. Teri, as well as their children Josie and Matthew.

We are working with our COVID Task Force to make Candidating Week as safe as possible for our faith community. We are pleased to announce there will be a mix of virtual events online, and in-person events at the church, following newly updated safety procedures.  Yes, you read that right…there are in-person events planned!

Candidating Week Schedule 

The Candidating Week Schedule is available online. Rev. David will preach virtually on both Sundays. In between, there will be many open events, as well as those that will spotlight particular areas of our church community (i.e., Social Justice, Wise Elders, Finance, etc.). Because of attendance limitations for in-person, indoor events, we encourage you to attend only one in-person event, plus the picnic.

Once you have determined which event or events you wish to attend, please go online to our Open Forum Sign Up Sheets and register. Your registration helps ensure compliance with our COVID Task Force’s guidance.

Vote on Calling Our New Minister

The final decision will rest with the members of UUCB, who will vote on calling Rev. David Schwartz as our settled minister at the last event of Candidating Week: a Special Congregational Meeting at noon on Sunday, June 13th.


So come to the events that interest you, take a thoughtful and joyous look, and vote your mind and heart. Your Ministerial Search Committee is convinced you will rejoice in what you see.

You can contact the Ministerial Search Committee with any requests or questions at

In faith,


The Ministerial Search Committee
Billie Abbitt, Nicole Ball, Mary Clough, Cathy Edwards (Chair), Will Kropp, Pam Leland, Laura Maguire