Transition 2022

Below is a detailed timeline of transition steps taken to date,
with most current information is on top.

August 11, 2022
This week, the Transition team filled out  Rev. Roger’s schedule of team meetings, events, and OBX tours for his inaugural visit which will take place from Sept 15-23.

August 3, 2022
Rev. Roger is currently setting up  Zoom meetings with various teams, so we can all orient ourselves to this creative shared ministry and be ready to hit the ground with our first service with him in September.

Lee has signed a contract to rewire our space for improved Wi-Fi connections at the front of the sanctuary, add outlets to eliminate floor cords for safety and improve overall function.                

July 21, 2022
In accordance with the congregation’s wishes (as discovered via surveys and meetings), the Transition Team recommends we reinstate a “committee structure” that organizes the work we need to keep the UU running smoothly.

Here is a link to a snapshot of the jobs we do at the UU to create and present Sunday services: UUCOB Organization Chart.

July 3, 2022
The first Sunday service since Rev. David’s retirement brought us a welcome surprise. Speaking to the for the Transition Team, Lee Fallon shared much needed uplifting news with our congregation. Read it HERE in its entirety.

June 16, 2022
Rev. David sent a final letter via email to the congregation. Read it HERE.

June 12, 2022
The Transition Team and the current Board met with the congregation for the Annual Congregational Meeting

April 28, 2022
The UUCOB Transition Team has been meeting, writing, editing, and finalizing our application for a full-time transitional contract minister.

April 20, 2022
A letter from the Transition Team was sent via email to members and friends of UUCOB. Read it here.

April 3, 2022
The first Congregational Meeting with the Transition Team was held after the Sunday service. Download detailed minutes and results of the survey here.

March 24, 2022
The UUCOB Transition Team invites the congregation to a hybrid service on Sunday, April 3rd at 10:30 am for a  light luncheon and discussion about how our congregation will move forward when Rev. David retires on June 30th. 

March 14, 2022
The congregation wishes to thank the following members for serving as our Transition Team: Gwen Taylor, Immie Russell, Lee Fallon, Nellie Dixon, and Rosemary Rawlins. Here’s a brief statement from each member of the team:

Gwen: “I became a UU in the 80’s with my children at a large church in Richmond where I had many duties; I also have been part of UUCOB since the 90’s, on a part-time basis initially, changing to full time when Robert and I moved here in 2011. I am happy to work with this team to help facilitate the interests of our congregation in having a strong and enduring UUCOB both for us and for the wider community.”

Immie: “I am very excited to be a part of this important time of transition at the UU! I was honored to be asked to be on this team and hope that as a younger member of the church I can provide helpful feedback that will move our congregation forward into a beautiful and exciting future!”

The UU became part of who I am in the early 1980s and connected me with my new community when I moved to the OBX in 2017. We face an important crossroads, and I am committed to providing my leadership, active listening, and analytical skills as a representative of the UUCOB congregation.

“I think this is a watershed moment in our history at UUCOB and I wanted to be an active participant in our shared ministry.  I offer organizational, communications and management skills, as well as a heart that is totally invested in a vibrant UUCOB future.”

“I fervently believe in the Unitarian Universalist seven principles, so I think we should take the utmost care in choosing a new path forward employing our best efforts to find the right minister to ensure that our congregation grows and thrives in these challenging times.”

March 10, 2022
The first meeting of the transition team was scheduled for March 11th. The Board discussed the relationship between the transition team and the Board. A number of responses to the congregational survey have been received.  The Board wishes to thank everyone who has participated.  This information will be helpful to the Board and the Transition Team.

Feb. 10, 2022
The UUA Southern Region transition consultants, Lillian Drab-Braddick and Rev. Nathan Hollister joined the meeting on February 10th to discuss the transition process. Read a detailed summary from that meeting here.

January 26, 2022
The Board had a Zoom meeting with Lilian Drab-Braddick of the UUA Southern Region. Items discussed regarding the transition process included:

January 21
The UUCOB Board of Trustees met this morning to discuss next steps given Rev. Morris’ announced retirement.   Items discussed included:

January 18
Rev. David sent a pastoral letter (read it here)