Strategic Plan Accomplishments
At our last Board meeting we came up with a list of tasks, committees, events, etc that the congregation has accomplished or started since adopting the Strategic Plan. As a new member of the congregation I was quite impressed with this. Many of the activities were intentional and line up with the goals of the Strategic Plan.
Following is the list of events, committees, etc.
Congregational Covenant Team
Adoption of Sheridan Preparatory Academy as our neighborhood public school and fundraising and organizing to build Sheridan Prep playground
Growth Through Service
Wellspring and Meaning Matters
Governance Task Force
Community and Connection Committee(no longer in existence but a couple of years were spent reaching out
Friday Night Multi-generational Potlucks
Pastoral Care Associates
Increased connection to local UU churches through Hudson Mohawk UUs (HMUU)
Participation in, and fundraising for a new congregation in Clifton Park (ultimately unsuccessful)
Green Sanctuary Committee
Monthly Free Breakfast for our neighbors
Team rehabbing houses in our neighborhood and around Sheridan Prep
UU Young Adult Group
Supporting Urban Grief, SNUG, SURU
Declaring ourselves a sanctuary congregation and signing a formal agreement with three other churches to provide sanctuary to those in need
Lobbying to repeal the Rockefeller Drug Laws and, most recently, to pass the Aid in Dying Act
Involvement of our youth in Youth Service Opportunities Project
Adult education offerings in the areas of theology and philosophy
Thandeka’s year of consulting resulting in more joint planning of, and emotional shaping of, services
The presence of a long-time minister providing continuity and stability
I was not familiar with the Strategic Plan. How would I know about something done ten years ago had I not been directed to it?
I am proud to be a member of this congregation and Board. The list of accomplishments that were intentional and directly associated to the Strategic Plan is quite amazing.