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Candidate Week Is Here!

Kelly April 2015smallThe word has gone out from the pulpit, by paper, by email, and over the Internet and social media…surely you’ve heard by now that the Reverend Kelly Dignan will be UUCB’s Ministerial Candidate!

The Ministerial Search Committee spent nine months preparing and discerning to make this decision. And now it is up to the congregation to decide to extend a call to ministry and make Rev. Dignan our Settled Minister. Please participate in the many events during Candidate Week (Apr 25 – May 3), and don’t forget to show up and vote at the Special Congregational Meeting on May 3.

Candidate Week is the heart of the congregation’s discernment. There will be many opportunities for you to meet Rev. Dignan and her husband Pete, and for her to meet you and learn about the many important affinity groups, committees and ministries that make up the life of our congregation. We have a very full schedule for the week, which kicks off with an All-Church All-Ages Meet Your Ministerial Candidate Potluck at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 25.

Please plan to attend one or more of the following social events, which are open to all in the UUCB community:

Saturday, April 25

  • 6:00 p.m.               All-Church All-Ages Potluck – UUCB Sky Room

Sunday, April 26

  •  10:30 a.m.             Church service led by Rev. Dignan
  •  12:15 – 1:00 p.m.   New to UUCB –  UUCB Emerson Room, For those who joined our church in the last 3 years

Monday, April 27

  •  10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Small group chat –  UUCB Listening Rm, For those who prefer smaller social settings; scones will be provided
  •  6:00 p.m.               Wine and Spirit (ages 30-50), Gen & Jason’s Home, 3249 Big Horn St., Boulder (entrance on Star Lane)

Tuesday, April 28

  •  10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Frasier Meadows – 350 Ponca Pl., Boulder

Wednesday, April 29

  •  8:00 – 9:00 a.m.     Small group chat –  UUCB Listening Rm, For those who prefer smaller social settings; coffee & donuts will be provided

Thursday, April 30

  •  11:30 – 1:00 p.m.   Wise Elder Luncheon – UUCB Sky Room

Friday, May 1

  •  5:30 – 6:30 p.m.     Small group chat – UUCB Listening Rm, For those who prefer smaller social settings; the conversation will focus on Social Change topics.
  •  6:30 p.m                Young Adults Potluck (ages 18-35) – UUCB Sky Room

Saturday, May 2

  •  9:00 – 10:30 a.m.   Children & Families Breakfast – UUCB Sky Room
  •  5:00 – 6:00 p.m.     Teen Youth Group – Piwonka-Corle Home, 2100 Mesa Dr., Boulder
  •  7:30 – 9:30 p.m.     Dessert Open House – UUCB Sky Room

Sunday, May 3

  •  10:30 a.m.             Church service led by Rev. Dignan
  •  12:00 p.m.             Special Congregational Meeting  & Vote to extend call to ministry

Note: Many committees and ministry teams have also scheduled meetings with Rev. Dignan. Check the full Candidate Week Schedule or ask your committee chair for details.

Candidate Week will culminate with a Special Congregational Meeting at noon on Sunday, May 3, immediately after Rev. Dignan’s second morning in our pulpit. The sole item of  business will be the congregation’s opportunity to call Rev. Dignan as UUCB’s settled minister. The bar for this vote is high: Ministers are advised to accept a call only if the vote is at least 95 percent in favor. Your Ministerial Search Committee is confident that this bar will be reached or exceeded, but it is even more important for you to feel that way. Please participate in this important process by getting to know Rev. Dignan during Candidate Week and voting at the May 3 meeting. Our bylaws do not allow for proxy or absentee votes, so please plan to attend in person.

For more information about Candidate Week, Rev. Dignan, or the Search process, please visit our Ministerial Search Committee website:

We look forward to joining with you and Rev. Kelly Dignan during a thoughtful and joyous Candidate Week, as this church moves forward in loving and covenantal partnership toward a settled ministry.

Yours in faith,  The UUCB 2014-2015 Ministerial Search Committee

Jim Rowe (chair), Sharon Belew, Ted Burnham, Jason English, Jenny Fitt-Peaster, Diana Maiden, Barb Richards;  April 5, 2015

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