Now that the Ministerial Search Committee has chosen a candidate, it is up to the members of UUCB to consider extending a call to ministry. Candidate Week is the heart of the congregation’s discernment. There will be ample opportunities for you to meet the candidate, Rev. Kelly Dignan, 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.
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.
(Note: In accordance with our bylaws, only those who have been Members of UUCB for more than 60 days may participate in this vote. Our bylaws do not allow for proxy or absentee votes, so please plan to attend in person.)
We look forward to joining you and Rev. Kelly Dignan for a thoughtful and joyous week!