On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I invite you to attend our Congregational Meeting on Sunday, December 8th from 12:30pm-2:30pm at our current location at 1190 West Druid Hills Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30329. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss and vote on the proposed Operational Budget for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20). As a reminder, the UUCA bylaws require in-person voting on the budget, so please try to attend. There will be opportunities to discuss the budget and ask questions at the Town Halls on December 1st and December 4th. We strongly encourage you to use these opportunities, as they allow the Congregational Meeting to proceed on schedule and provide a positive experience for all.
The proposed Operating Budget for FY20 reflects our priorities for the coming year-growing our ministry, expanding local partnership, strengthening our membership, and deepening our social justice work. This budget includes supporting our current staff along with hiring two additional positions: Membership & Social Justice and Administrative support. It includes the rent for the current space and as well as a transfer of $216,000 from Project Phoenix to support operations at our current site. This transfer provides 21.4% of the Operational Budget to support our programs for FY20 at the Tree House.
Additionally, Rev. Taryn Strauss will present a report on the successes and opportunities of UUCA’s ministry in 2019, including the results of the inspiring Right Here, Right Now Stewardship Campaign, new milestones in our Religious Education program, and other notable achievements made by the collaborative work of the staff, Board and congregants. The Project Phoenix team will share the status of the Feasibility Study as well as the cost and timeline for current design plans.
Our goal is for the UUCA Board to approve the proposed budget at its Tuesday. November 19 meeting. After UUCA Board approval, a summary of the proposed budget will be placed in the Weekly Update and linked to the UUCA website; printed copies will be available on the credenza in the UUCA social hall.
Thank you for your support of the work of our congregation. We look forward to seeing you at the Town Hall gatherings and at the Congregational Meeting Sunday, December 8th at 12:30pm.
Sunday, December 1th 1:30pm-2:30 pm
Wednesday, December 4th, 7:30pm-8:30pm
Christian Harden, President
UUCA Board of Trustees
2020 Proposed Budget
Proposed Bylaws Changes