Operations Council

Operations Council

Holiday Fair results: Our total (before expenses) take from both the Yard Sale in November and the Holiday Fair in December was $22,029.72. We had expenses for signs and pizza, etc. but it was a wildly successful two weekends thanks to more people than I can list in this newsletter. We had wonderful volunteers for … Continued

Parking around FUSN

The start of the new church year seems like a good time to make sure everyone knows about parking available around FUSN. The good news is that we have permission to park at the Santander Bank on Sunday mornings and other times when the bank is closed. Please be aware of the following restrictions: No … Continued

Operations Council

This Summer’s Building Work Outside – The Board of Trustees approved expanding the sidewalk and lighting improvements project started last year with additional lamp posts and new concrete paths all the way to the bulkhead from the basement on the playground side of the Parish Hall. The new pathway to the bulkhead will ensure a … Continued

Operations Council

Budget Season Is Upon Us – and Pledging Season Too! All the fellowship, service and activity that is FUSN begins with the requests that are brought forward during the annual budget process. In March the Finance Committee kicked off the process by putting out a call to all FUSN committees to send in their requests … Continued

Operations Council: Safety Plan for FUSN Classrooms

The Operations Council, working with RE staff, developed a policy/plan for evacuation of children from the classrooms in the event of a fire or other emergency. The plan is straightforward and includes: Description of Administrative responsibility for oversight of maintenance of building alarms, smoke and CO detectors, emergency lighting, etc. Simple, clear instructions for the … Continued

Operations Council: FUSN Room Rentals

Do you know that, as a member of FUSN, you receive a discount on the room rental rate when you host an event in our building? What a terrific perk of membership! Last year the Operations Council reviewed the rental rates and policies, which resulted in more appropriate, yet very reasonable prices, and a clearer … Continued

Operations Council: The Big Picture

My first radical act on arrival at FUSN was to create a library. Previously, as a shy visitor, I had appreciated the library at the Ithaca UU congregation. In 1983, Christine Samuelson and I hauled some bookcases upstairs from the basement to the Ladies Parlor. Our project fizzled quickly. I learned that FUSN has a … Continued

Operations Council: FUSN’s Treasury Team

Each year the congregation elects a 3-person team to handle FUSN’s cash management activities. Currently Judy Curby serves as Treasurer, and Faith Kreider and Karen Lein both serve as Assistant Treasurers. FUSN maintains several checking accounts to meet the needs of the congregation. The primary account is used for pledge payments, building use fees, weekly … Continued

What is the Operations Council?

The Operations Council (Ops Council) is responsible for daily operations of the society. Six members oversee six general program areas and committees: Worship, Education, Fellowship, Stewardship, Outreach, Fundamentals/Administration. The FUSN Treasurer is also a member of the Council. While the Board of Trustees (BOT) addresses the policy, strategic and fiduciary aspects of FUSN, the Operations … Continued

Congregational Engagement Coordinator Search

FUSN is searching for a Congregational Engagement Coordinator! The job description is available as a PDF document. Please contact search@fusn.org for more information.