Horizon News & Announcements
Who Do We Want to Serve on the Ministerial Search Committee?
Between February 4 and February 15, every member of Horizon should be contacted, either in person or by phone, for your suggestions for members of the Ministerial Search Committee. If both spouses are members, each one will be asked for their individual input. There is no need to worry at this point about whether the people you want to recommend will want to serve, or if they are already holding other important positions. From your suggestions the Board and Nominating Committee will select the individuals most frequently named and talk individually with each to learn if they are willing and able to commit the time and energy to this important committee. Ultimately seven candidates will be presented to the Congregation for election.
The people contacting you will be Board members, Nominating Committee members, Circle Coordinators, members of the Transition Team, and some other leaders in the church. It's a big job to reach everyone so it will be a big help if you could consider the criteria ahead of time. As a reminder, think about:
What are the good qualities needed for someone to possess to serve on a Ministerial Search Committee?
Who in our congregation works well with others?
Who can represent the whole congregation well and not just a segment of the Church? Who would have no "axe to grind" and who can best serve the Congregation as a whole?
Who knows the history and culture of Horizon, whether they are old or new to our Church?
Who has been and/or is active in the congregation and demonstrated themselves to be both responsible leaders and responsible participants?
After salary and benefits, the most important quality of a Congregation to potential settled Minister is our self-awareness of our strengths and weaknesses, what we are like at our best, at our worst, or on an average day. Who would be able to know and relate that information well to potential ministers?
After thinking about these questions, who in the Congregation do you trust to work on behalf of our church as a whole?
We look forward to talking with everyone and to hearing your considered opinions about possible members for our Ministerial Search Committee!
Horizon Unitarian Universalist Church encourages you to attend
weekly worship here within your community
Sundays 10:30 am - 1641 W. Hebron Pkwy, Carrollton TX 75010
Sunday, February 1
Rev. Helen Carroll
"Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we learn. The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and the acceptance of love back into our hearts." - Marianne Williamson
Horizon By-Laws Rewrite
At the January Congregational Meeting, Horizon s members were asked to vote on a re-write of our By-laws. A task force of current and former Board Members has talked about and worked on the rewrite for almost two years, assisted and guided by Dennis and Lyssa.
The obvious questions are: “Why?” And “Why now?”
The answer to “Why?” is that while our current By-Laws served very well for the first half of Horizon’s 26 years, requiring only one amendment in 1996, they have become cumbersome during our second 13 years, requiring 8 amendments.
Sunday Services at Horizon UU
Future Sunday Services
February 8, 2015
Rev. Helen Carroll
For Better, For Worse
"In the true marriage relation, the independence of the husband and wife is equal, the dependence mutual and their obligations reciprocal."- Lucretia Mott to Elizabeth Cady Stanton
February 15, 2015
Rev. Helen Carroll
For So the Children Come
"Your children are not your children. They are sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself."- Kahlil Gibran