UUP Three Year Strategic Priorities 2012-2015 Based on January Board Retreat, March Leadership Council Retreat and May Congregational Conversation Presented by Board of Trustees at June 2012 Congregational Meeting; italics=key actions *Asterisks = four priorities mentioned most often in congregational input. Expand Ministry this includes the ministers time and the members ministries to fulfill the congregations Ministry Worshipthat satisfies current members and engages visitors to return, includes excellent, dependable sound engineering, continues to cultivate Worship Associate skills and includes many different styles of music *Increase ministers time to include leading worship twice a month Include sound engineering paid time in budget & Recruit new Worship Associates Caringfor each other through participating in the work of the Caring Committee Religious Educationwith Adults, Children and Youth that deepens members experiences of spiritual depth and being part of a Unitarian Universalist faith community. KeepChildren and YouthREstrong and growing with more teachers, training, more volunteers and new Director of Religious Education. Increase paid time for Director of Religious Education *Expand Adult RE deepen sense of spiritual community small group ministries. Lets get going! Minister will help. Visible Social Justice presencein community establish a partnership with a community organization Continue current explorations by Social Responsibility Committee Make Room to Grow *Find larger space for Worship and Religious Educationon Sunday and during the week Building Task Force will define space needs and identify rental possibilities *Create Membership Task Force to envision and coordinate various aspects of welcoming new members and engaging everyone in making the UUP mission real. Strengthen the Organization Keep Congregation connected increase communication open decision making UUP website redesign Increase paid administrative staff approx. 40% increase in budget for directory updates, etc. Covenant and respect for volunteersCommittee on Shared MinistryServing with Grace program BuildStewardshipattention to long-term giving and 100% pledge participation.Board responsibility.