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CANDIDATING ACTIVITIES Senior Minister Candidate Reverend Jessica Petersen will join us for 3 virtual Meet & Greet sessions. All members and friends are encouraged to join at least one session. See the login information below.

Sunday, August 16th immediately following 10:30 a.m. Zoom Worship

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/94635708633?pwd=NE9CdGtTWk5ndGRzRnQ2TTVrQmlZZz09
Meeting ID: 946 3570 8633        Passcode: 879535

To join via phone, dial: 312-626-6799 and enter meeting ID 946 3570 8633 followed by a # sign. If promoted for a password or passcode use 879535.

Tuesday, August 18th at 2 p.m.           and/or         Thursday August 20th at 6:30 p.m.

Join Zoom Meeting:
https://iu.zoom.us/j/98360807960?pwd=bzlHT1QyS2k0eXhldVpzdmdZV3dtdz09  
Meeting ID: 983 6080 7960         Password: 023271 
To join via phone, dial: 312-626-6799 and enter meeting ID 983 6080 7960 followed by a # sign. If prompted for a password or passcode use 023271.

Sunday, August 23rd Reverend Petersen will plan, lead, and preach in our regular 10:30 a.m. Zoom worship service.  Immediately following the service, a virtual Congregational Meeting and electronic vote will be held, with MEMBERS ONLY eligible to attend and vote. 
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/94635708633?pwd=NE9CdGtTWk5ndGRzRnQ2TTVrQmlZZz09
Meeting ID: 946 3570 8633         Passcode: 879535

To join via phone, dial: 312-626-6799 and enter meeting ID 946 3570 8633 followed by a # sign. If prompted for a password or passcode use 879535.
Meeting ID: 946 3570 8633         Passcode: 879535

VOTING DETAILS—To call a Senior Minister, our Constitution and Bylaws require a congregational meeting announced on two preceding Sundays, a quorum of 100 members, and a vote by ballot. In light of the extraordinary and extenuating circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic, and in the interest of fulfilling obligations under the Constitution and Bylaws, Council has voted that participation by members during any candidating activities within the week of August 16th-23rd contributes to building a full 100-member quorum for the virtual congregational meeting and vote on August 23rd, 2020.

Due to our unusual pandemic circumstances, and in order to offer members every possible opportunity to vote on this important decision, we are offering four methods for Members only to each vote one time:

  1. Electronically during the August 23rd congregational meeting on Zoom immediately following the worship service. A confidential and secure YES/NO ballot through Zoom will allow each of several members of a household using a single device to vote;
  2. By written ballot, with one ballot for each member of a household included in this mailing—ballots may be a) mailed to the church office (2420 E 3rd Street, 47401) and postmarked by 5 p.m. Wednesday, August 19th (after the first 2 Meet & Greet sessions but before worship on August 23rd), b) hand-delivered to the church by noon on Sunday, August 23rd, or if necessary, c) picked up locally by Mary Peckham (812-361-5047) by arrangement before 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 22nd;
  3. By telephone to Office Manager Lisa Stanger in the Church Office (812-332-4439) by noon on Sunday, August 23rd (voicemails will be accepted and counted);
  4. By email to Office Manager Lisa Stanger in the Church Office  at info@firstuc.org  by noon on Sunday, August 23rd.

PLEASE NOTE—only members can vote to call Reverend Jessica Petersen.  People who wish to become members may do so on Sunday August 16th in order to become eligible to vote.  Please contact John Krueger (317-498-0710/ john_krueger425@comcast.net /317-498-) immediately to join.

You can direct any questions about the candidate search, call process, or voting procedures to:

  • Pulpit Committee Chair, Bob Ivie r_ivie@comcast.net (812-821-0656)
  • President Mary Peckham mkpeckham59@gmail.com  (812-361-5047)