Wow, what a busy start for our new church year! Much
was accomplished last year, thanks to the hard work of
many members and friends. Among those accomplishments
is our new name: Unitarian Universalist Congregation

of Lynchburg. Many thanks to the name change commit-
tee of Kim Sinha; Bob Morse; Hannah Symonds; and Rev.

Terre. We also had a successful auction again this year,
raising nearly $6000 for the church’s operating budget.
Thanks to Liz Farnsworth; Lori Schultze; and Dana Alcock
for their hard work in planning; procuring items for sale;

and PR. Thanks also go to the young adults and young-at-
heart who, with true community spirit, pitched in with veg-
gie chopping; table set up; and clean-up, to make our first

live auction and gala since 2019 a success. A special thanks

to David Young and Vanna White, usually known as Bar-
bara LaFleur, for making the live auction fun and profitable.

We are a competitive group for sure.
The new board’s first meeting was June 14th. We were in
UU Utopia as we discussed our plans for the coming year.
Upcoming activities include:
-Sunday Services Brainstorming Session on July 11th
-Church Board Meeting on July 12th
-Leadership Retreat on Saturday, August 5th at Stacy
and Joan Lewis-Yoder. All committees should plan to
send at least one representative to help set priorities
for the coming year
-Board Dedication on Sunday, August 6th during church
-Church Work Day on Sunday, September 3
-Social Media Presence Workshop on Sunday, Septem-
ber 24th
-Developing PR/Social Media Guidelines & Policies
-Updating Safe Congregation Practices
-Workshop on Becoming Better Allies for Black Lives
-Web page change to WordPress to allow for easier
updates of content
-By-laws review/revision
-Name Change Implementation Tasks
-Building and Space Utilization Review
As you can see, we have lots of things in the works. If you
want to help with any of them please let me know. Many
hands make lighter more enjoyable work and also ensure
that different ideas and talents are brought to light. This is
our congregation’s 110th year. Let’s make it a good one.
Blessed be,
Betty Corbin, President