The Greater Philly UU Cluster is made strong through the support and efforts of representatives from each of the 14 congregations. For the GPC, “Representative” is not an official title. It is simply a term to refer to someone who has volunteered to have a regular involvement in the GPC.
Expectations of a GPC Representative:
– Attend bi-monthly GPC meetings. If you aren’t able to attend, try to find another member from your congregation who will attend in your stead, so the meeting has representation from your congregation.
– Support the posting of a GPC monthly announcement in the OoS/edigest/newsletter
– Post your congregations’ events on the Cluster google calendar or find someone else who will
– Communicate with your congregation leadership as needed
– Help identify the appropriate contact person in your congregation as needed (e.g. who would be the contact person for social justice efforts?)
– Promote the participation of your congregation’s members at Cluster events
– If your congregation hosts a GPC meeting, it would be great to have your help with setting up/tearing down (if possible)
Current GPC Representatives:
BuxMont Unitarian Universalist Fellowship – Howard Bennett
Dorothea Dix Unitarian Universalist Congregation – TBD
First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia – TBD
Main Line Unitarian Church – JB Hillman
Thomas Paine Unitarian Universalist Fellowship – Jerry Lazarro
Unitarian Congregation of West Chester – Bob Scott and Flo Miller
Unitarian Society of Germantown – Treva Burger
Unitarian Universalist Church in Cherry Hill – Rosemary White
Unitarian Universalist Church of Delaware County – Bill Clinton
Unitarian Universalist Church of the Restoration – Carol Fern Culhane
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Jersey Shore – TBD
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Lower Bucks – Felice Macera
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Pottstown – Miranda Van Horn
WellSprings Congregation – TBD
- Greater Philly UU Cluster flyer. Please print and post/distribute as you see fit.
- Greater Philly UU Cluster PPT for representatives to use at their congregation’s Town Hall meeting, etc.
- Black Lives Matter bracelets – if your GPC congregation would like to receive Black Lives Matter bracelets, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Hate Has No Home Here (yard signs) – if you would like to purchase a Hate Has No Home Here sign, they are available at the Unitarian Society of Germantown for $5. They are about 2′ wide by 3′ tall. Red on one side, blue on the other. They come with stakes to get them into the ground. The languages represented are Urdu, Hebrew, Arabic, Spanish and Korean – the languages most commonly spoken at Petersen Elementary School outside of Chicago, where the signs originated.
- Unitarian Universalist Association – check out the many resources the UUA has on their website for congregations. For instance, a GPC representative recommended the GA 2016 workshops re a ministerial settlement search.
- Unitarian Universalist Leadership Institute – check out the online courses the UULI offers. $30/course.