The Board will provide ongoing updates on our transition process through email, and we have created a space on our website for transition resources which you can find here!
Moving Forward
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 or our intern minister, mandi huizenga Thank you for helping Rev. Taylor, and our congregation, follow the UUMA/UUA guidelines.
Interim Minister Update
Reverend Dawn S. Cooley will be joining UTUUC as our Interim Minister on August 1, 2021. We expect Rev. Cooley to be with us for two years. Learn more about Rev. Cooley here. Stay tuned for more information about welcoming Rev. Cooley coming soon!
Welcome, Rev. Dawn Cooley!!
Our staff have worked diligently to create and update our website!! It is full of useful information for our congregation! Please make a habit of visiting it regularly at for all the latest UTUUC information. 
Building Re-opening
The Community Transformation Team has completed version 1.0 of the Phased Re-Opening Plan for in-person events at Unity Temple. Guidelines for Gale House and the Community Center are coming soon. The CTT continues to meet regularly, and will be updating the guidelines as recommendations change. Check the Unity Temple website under the Phased Re-Opening tab for more information and updates. 
Summer Worship 
We will continue to have virtual Sunday morning services over the summer at our usual time of 10am Sunday mornings. Summer RE for Children continues via Zoom, Sundays at 9:30am. We'll have activities for all ages every Sunday with an opportunity to connect and practice our principles together. Feel free to contact our Summer RE coordinator, Juliana Engel-Storms at
Together in our hearts,
Your UTUUC Board of Trustees
Ed McDevitt, President
Julie Willoughby, Vice President
Kimberly Brumirski
Aisha Ellis
Amanda Kaleta-Kott
Stephanie Kiesling
Stephen Lee, Secretary
Alice Ocrey
Rich Pokorny