Articles, Reflections, & Announcements


Volunteer Opportunity – Auditor

By Dan D’Arcangelis

UUCT’s Manual of Policies and Procedures calls for an ad-hoc audit committee to perform an internal review of our financial accounts and procedures every two years. The board is looking for volunteers to do this important work. A financial background is not necessary and there is a checklist from the UUA to help ensure a thorough review. While this is a significant project, prior volunteer auditors tell us that it can be done by one person, or alternatively a small committee, within a couple of weeks. Members performing these audits cannot be serving on the finance committee or serving in positions directly related to UUCT’s finances.

So are you detail oriented and willing to review our financial records and interview our treasurers? If so, please let the board know – email


3rd Quarter Financial Update

By Dan D’Arcangelis

Financial results through the 3rd quarter of the 2020-21 fiscal year remain good. Please continue to pay your pledges!

More details can be found here:



By Carolyn Pardue

Throughout COVID 2020, UUCT members have done an excellent job responding to requests to reuse, recycle, and repurpose items. A gentle reminder that you can still leave the following items at the church and they will be distributed. You will notice a couple of new things that we have found homes for:

  • Paper grocery bags: Manna uses them to pack dry goods for our guests. At my
    rough count, this summer (between the participating churches) we have collected
    over 400 paper bags – that is a case that Manna no longer has to purchase. HINT: if you get double bags, just leave them doubled, that is how we use them.
  • Plastic utensils: Kathryn Schroeder just dropped the latest utensil collection from UUCT off at Kearney Center this week. I am not sure how many are in this load, numerically, but I can tell you that she delivered two filled reusable grocery bags. Since Kearney is providing meals off site right now, they are using a lot of these.
  • Bed linens: gently used (or new) sheets, blankets, pillows. Kearney Center is looking for linens for their clients in their transition shelter and other living facilities. Thank you to those who left them at the church this past week; Kathryn has delivered them to Kearney.
  • Egg cartons : a number of local people are raising chickens and ducks and supplying eggs to friends and to food pantries. They love to recycle.
  • Black plastic planting pots (any size): those you get when you purchase a plant. A number of people (including me) grow plants and give them away – we will take all pots.
  • Plastic grocery bags: not as big a market for these right now although there is still a thrift store or two that will take them. Those that cannot be distributed, will be taken to local stores that recycle.
  • Reusable grocery bags: those that are left at your house or come in the mail. Manna uses these bags for packing produce instead of having to purchase plastic bags. Any that are not the correct size are donated to a lady who supplies them to the little food pantries throughout town.

Thank you for all you continue to do.