Thank you to all of you who helped plan and attended the farewell celebrations for
Rev. Taylor. His last official day was June 30, 2021 and we wish him well in his new adventures. As a reminder, the UUA and the UUMA (Ministers Association) have very intentional guidelines that past ministers need to follow.
From Alan's Reflection on May 13:
There are professional guidelines from the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association that make clear the boundaries of a former minister. I am explicitly expected to refrain from any “intentional or ministerial contact” with members of the congregation after June 30.
The Board realizes that this may be difficult. We encourage everyone to allow Alan to have this space to move forward and allow our congregation to move forward. We encourage you to help Alan make this transition by not seeking contact. If you see him walk by, wave, say hello, and move on. If you are in need of ministerial care, please reach out to Rev. Emily Gage firstname.lastname@example.org or our intern minister, mandi huizenga email@example.com. Thank you for helping Rev. Taylor, and our congregation, follow the UUMA/UUA guidelines.