Recent updates from your Board of Directors.

Rev. Peter Boullata Unanimously Welcomed to be our Long-Term Settled Minister

The Reverend Peter Boullata
The Reverend Peter Boullata

OUR HALL RANG with the resounding cheers of congregants at Sunday’s special meeting of the Unitarian Fellowship of Peterborough when the count was announced with a unanimous “YES” in favour of inviting the Reverend Peter Boullata to become our Settled Minister. Rev. Boullata’s “YES” to our invitation resulted in another enthusiastic round of cheers.

This call followed a lengthy process in which the future needs of the Fellowship were assessed and Rev. Boullata’s interests and qualifications were found an excellent match. Speakers at the meeting gave emotional testimonials about how Rev. Boullata has connected to them, to our Fellowship, and to the greater community in the time he has served us since Rev. Julie Stoneberg’s departure.

Rev. Boullata also served the fellowship as an Interim Minister leading up to the call of Rev. Julie.

Rev. Boullata was the keynote speaker at UU Midwinter Retreat in 2020. In his talk he lays out clearly the challenges and opportunities all religious organizations face in the years ahead, including our own. Here is that address:

(Also in the video: UFP Board President Ben Wolfe and scrutineers and Board members Aukje Byker and Mundy McLaughlin.)

2024 Annual Report and AGM Package

This report attached below contains summary reports of many of the committees and working group activities of the Unitarian Fellowship of Peterborough from June 2023 to April 2024.

The financial reports reflect the activities of the fiscal year ending December 31, 2023.

Many members and friends of the Fellowship contributed these reports, and most submissions credit the contributors.

Past Notes From the Board

Some Important News Updates

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THE UFP BOARD and other core Fellowship working circles have been exceptionally busy this fall with routine and special tasks. Here are some key updates — in addition to the big one in yesterday’s Flame, our Congregational Budget Meeting on December 10. “Contract to Call” — A Settled Ministry with Rev. Peter? One of the exciting aspects of our contract…

President’s Report

For the UFP Annual General Meeting, May 7, 2023 Let me begin by thanking our dedicated departing 2021-22 members, Heather-Lynn Fraser, Guy Hanchet, Chris Risley and Meredith Hill. Each made major contributions to the Board and congregation during the difficult period of the pandemic.  The Unitarian Fellowship of Peterborough 2022-23 Board of Directors included: President:…

UFP is now “MASK VOLUNTARY” (but encouraged)

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With new air quality measures, in place (and in progress), masks are encouraged but not required. Dear UFP Members and Friends, We are so grateful for the love and care that our community has shown one another through three years of COVID-19, and since we returned to in-person Sunday gatherings. Our commitment to the safety…

Music and COVID: Returning to Singing Together

At our meeting this week, the UFP Board approved the following COVID-19 and music policy, to enable Resonance, the Occasional Singers and any other small groups to rehearse and perform in the Sanctuary under these specific conditions: —- When the Local COVID-19 Risk Index is at Moderate: Resonance and other singing groups are welcome to meet…

COVID SAFETY UPDATE: SEPT. 28

Well, it’s not a shock that cases have been rampant due to many factors including schools starting, a flood of large gatherings, COVID exhaustion and reduced protective standards, change of seasons, and how much all of us want to get back to normal.  The curve was turning upward a week ago and is now a…

In Transition

Dear UFPers, It’s happened. Our beloved Rev. Julie Stoneberg has completed her time with us in ritual and thanks. And your Board, Transition Team and Creative Worship Team and others have been meeting, together and in our individual roles, to map out a plan for the coming transition year. We hope and expect to have…

Our New Officers, As We Enter Into a Year of Transition

Last Friday, UFP’s 2022-23 Board of Directors met for the first time in this unique transition year. Our formal business was to choose our Officers for 2022-23, as required by our Bylaws. And here they are: President: Ben WolfeVice-President: Aukje BykerTreasurer: Joan HigginsonSecretary: Scott DonovanPast President: Steph Wildheart Board Members: Tracy Galvin, Mundy McLaughlin, Julie…

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