Hopefully everyone in the UUCR family has heard the exciting news that Rev. Hank Peirce is our candidate for settled ministry. Candidating Week beginning April 29th will be here before we know it! We want everyone to have access to Hank and will make that our priority.

  • We have an online sign-up for the all-church events – you can RSVP for 1 or all 3 by clicking RSVP.
  • We will be working directly with committee and team chairpersons for sign-ups to the various other meet-and-greets throughout the week.
  • During the events, we will set aside time for questions and answers with Hank. In the meantime, know that we are available to you in person or by email to listen and answer your questions.

The candidate will attend the following events to be held in Fellowship Hall unless otherwise noted.

Saturday, April 29
5:00 – 8:00 pm Meet with Governing Board, Finance Council, Planning Council & Negotiating Team

Sunday, April 30
9:15 & 11:00 am Leading Services & Preaching (Sanctuary)
5:00 – 6:15 pm Dinner for OWL/SOS/SHYP & Mentors

Tuesday, May 2
12:30 – 2:00 pm Staff Luncheon (Loring 101)
6:00 – 8:30 pm All-Church Pot Luck RSVP

Wednesday, May 3
11:00 am – 1:30 pm All-Church Brown Bag Lunch RSVP
7:00 – 9:00 pm Meet with Program Council Members

Thursday, May 4
6:30 – 7:30 pm Meet with Choir & Music Committee
7:30 – 9:00 pm Meet with Pastoral Care, Worship Arts, Caring & Sharing Organizers, & the Intern Committee

Saturday, May 6
2:00 – 3:00 pm Meet with Lifespan Religious Education Team (Loring 101)
4:00 – 7:00 pm All-Church Open House at the home of George Marinakis & Molly Smith RSVP

Sunday, May 7
10:00 am Leading Service & Preaching (Sanctuary)
Congregational Meeting with Vote following the service (Sanctuary) – Childcare provided

It’s our priority to ensure you can attend at least one event and one service. If there are barriers to your participation, including transportation, please let us know right away by emailing us at uucrmsearch@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.

Candidating week culminates on May 7 with a congregational meeting following the service when we will vote to call the minister. Please mark your calendar and cancel any other conflicting plans! You must be both present at the meeting and a member to vote on May 7. You can become a member at any time – contact Melissa Martin, Member Services & Volunteer Coordinator, at msc.uureading@gmail.com for more information.

Your Ministerial Search Team: Lorraine Dennis – Chairperson, Michele Catalano, Laura Cavicchio, George Marinakis, David Oakes, Dakota Raine, and Mary Wahlman-Krogh