March 19, 2010
Dear Members and Friends,
Yes, it is TRUU.
For long-time Members and new and old Friends, this is a very exciting time. We are launching a new and revitalized effort to plant the Unitarian Universalist tradition in our Valley.
TRUU, Two Rivers Unitarian Universalist is now a reality, after nearly two years of experimentation and evaluation.
This letter summarizes the transition from the Glenwood-Springs based UUCGS to the new TRUU. This was accomplished at a special meeting of the voting members of UUCGS (Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Glenwood Springs) on Sunday, March 14.
It was decided by unanimous voice votes:
1. To recombine the Glenwood Springs and Mid-Valley strands into a newly-named group with one Program Committee, and to be led as soon as possible by UU professionals
2. To have as our Mission Statement: “To provide a vibrant and sustainable spiritual institution that is a caring and open-minded community dedicated to the exploration of ethics, values, life choices, and social justice, and is a springboard for personal and societal transformation.”
3. To change our name to “Two Rivers Unitarian Universalist” (TRUU).
4. To adopt a set of goals by which we can implement our Mission Statement.
Our new LOGO, designed by Cathy Schermer, has the elements of the UU Chalice, Mt. Sopris, and two rivers. The symbolism of the two rivers clasping each other can be representative of the rejoining of the Glenwood Springs and Mid-Valley strands, and to symbolize inclusiveness for residents of area of the Roaring Fork and Colorado Rivers, and their tributaries.
I hope that our efforts are exciting to you. The Board encourages your donations of time, money, and ideas to help us move forward together. We need your help with the Program Committee and to help us with a successful pledge drive. If you wish to participate in this way, please contact any Board member
Yours for an increased UU presence in our area,
President, Two Rivers Unitarian Universalist 963-2163
Other Board Members:
Thelma Zabel 945-8278
Joanne Clements 984-9713
Mike Schermer 927-9611
Cathy Schermer 927-9611
Sue Coyle, Treas. 963-7210
Kathy Feinsinger 963-8428