Ministerial Search Committee

Survey and Conversation Results

We asked for them, and you provided: your thoughts and perspectives regarding the ministerial search! We were thrilled to have such a great turnout for both the congregational survey and the ministerial search conversations.  Click below to see each report!

Survey Report

Conversations Summary

We are glad you are here!

This page serves two primary purposes:

1. To keep the First Universalist community informed about the progress of the ministerial search. Members and friends can find this information below in the teal section titled, “Join the search for our next settled minister!”

2. To provide additional information about First Universalist to ministerial applicants who are in search. Ministerial applicants are encouraged to scroll to the white section below titled, “Greetings, ministerial applicants in search!”

Look for the MS binoculars logo for updates!

Join the search for our next settled minister!

There are three ways members and friends of First Universalist can be involved in the search process this fall! Details will appear in the Happenings newsletter, be sent out via email, and be posted on this site as the events draw nearer.

Congregational Survey (September 2021) — This comprehensive survey is meant to gather data about you, your impressions of First Universalist, and your hopes for our next settled minister. The survey will take 20-25 minutes to complete and will be sent out via SimpleChurch in early September.
The Congregational Survey has been closed.  Thank you to everyone who participated!  

Ministerial Search Conversations (September/October 2021)
—These small group discussions will help the Ministerial Search Committee gain a better understanding of your answers to these three important questions: What should the new minister know about us? What do you want from the new minister? Fast forward a few years after the new minister starts—what would indicate success? 
The Ministerial Search Conversations have concluded. Thank you to everyone who participated!

Beyond Categorical Thinking (October 29 and 30, 2021)—This virtual workshop will explore our commitment to full equality and ongoing learning about anti-racism and anti-oppression by looking at issues around race/ethnicity, gender/gender identity, visible and invisible disabilities and health concerns, and sexual orientation.  This 3-hour workshop will be delivered over two 90-minute sessions on October 29th (7:00 pm - 8:30 pm) and October 30th (10:00 am - 11:30 am). The Beyond Categorical Thinking workshop has concluded. Thank you to everyone who participated!

Who is on the Ministerial Search Committee and when will their search be complete?

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Who is on the committee and what drives them in their search?

What is the committee's time line?

What does the charge to the committee say?

Greetings, ministerial applicants in search!

While much of the current information about our beloved community is available on our website at firstuniversalist.org, we are pleased to provide the following supplemental information to expand your knowledge of our church and community.


Living Our Values

In September of 2015, our members unanimously approved a monumental building renovation plan as part of the Building for the Future campaign. Through our community’s generous contributions of time, treasure, and talent, we successfully transformed our spiritual home with a focus on sustainability. Our beautiful building reopened in December of 2017, reaffirming our commitments to care for the environment and each other for generations to come. 

Happenings at First Universalist 

Black Lives Matter Banner Stolen
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Homeless Safe Parking Program
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Rev. John Hubert's Ordination
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The First Universalist Singers with Kutandara performing "Misa Tariro" by Randy McIntosh
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Contact the MSC

Would you like to get in touch with the Ministerial Search Committee?  

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