donThe regular column by Don Martin, OCUUC's current President. Don can be reached by email at president@ocuuc.org.

May President’s Corner

I’m a little late getting out this month’s report. What a busy first weekend we have had! I had never seen “Big Hero 6” before. I can easily see how it won the Oscar for best animation. Fun to be there with adults and young people as well to kick off the weekend. Our annual…

April President’s Corner

This month we will be conducting our annual Stewardship Canvass campaign to support the programs and services of Orange Coast UU Church. Unlike many religious denominations, Unitarian Universalist congregations are independent congregations that choose to join the Unitarian Universalist Association. Monetary support for a local Unitarian Universalist congregation is solely and entirely the responsibility of…

March President’s Corner

Mark your calendars for a Town Hall Meeting on Sunday, March 29th Town Hall Meeting on Sunday, March 29, after each service.  Your Board, Rev. Sian, and our Committee on Ministry are having informal Town Hall meetings on how we can all play a part in welcoming people to our church. Come bring your enthusiasm, your love…

February President’s Corner

So why do we come to church? It is a simple question but at the same time quite complex. Within the answers may lay the answer to the question “why don’t others come to church?” I’m not going to try and answer either of those questions, but I would not mind seeing a dialog start…

January President’s Corner

As we come in to the New Year I am looking forward to all the events, activities, celebrations and more that we share as a congregation living our mission and our values. Here are just some of the many events going on in 2015 at OCUUC. Happy New Year! Tom January – Make a resolution…

December President’s Corner

At some point I imagined I would be writing something about the holidays for the December blog but events in the news have moved me to reflect on a totally different topic. When I heard the results of the Ferguson Grand Jury consideration of the events that led to Michael Brown’s death I was surprised…

November Notes

President’s Corner November 2014 We are well into our church year and it is great to see the activity going on around the church. Some of the changes are quite visible. The new pergola structure in the courtyard is a wonderful addition for shade and esthetics. I have already seen how the courtyard has opened…

September Notes

Your Board of Trustees had its first retreat as a completely new board for the upcoming year. In June the congregation reduced the size of the board from twelve to ten members. The retreat was designed to help us each get to know each other a little better as well as find out some things…

August notes

So, with my first month and my first Board meeting now done I am finding that communication is a significant and important issue for the congregation. To that end my very first meeting with any group or committee was with our electronic communications group. For the most part this important job has been done by…

July President’s Corner

It is with a great deal of pleasure (and some measure of apprehension) that I start a term as your congregation president for the coming year. I’m excited about our opportunities and possibilities for the coming year. I’m also deeply aware of the precedent for service set by my predecessor, Katherine Martin. I’m sorry I…