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Good Offices Update

Monday, June 8, 2020   (1 Comments)
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We are pleased to have completed a draft of the Good Offices Handbook training material for the Right Relationship Specialization. We are sharing this now for your consideration in advance of the vote on the proposed Guidelines Revisions. We welcome you to send any feedback you may have to share to Director of Ministries for Collegial Care, Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer.


Diane D. Teichert says...
Posted Tuesday, June 9, 2020
On page 1: This seems to suggest that a complaint was adjudicated, and found to be in fact a “violation.” I propose: “...concerned about a break in our covenant as a result of one member’s actions experienced by another member as a violation of our code of conduct.” On page 7, change it to “We are accountable to our Call to Ministry and to the vows we took when we were ordained. And, we are accountable to the relational ideals set forth in our UUMA Covenant. As ministers in fellowship with the UUA ....” On page 2, add: How will the sacrificial nature of the work of the RRG’s be honored? After the processing of feedback on each RRG process, at the next monthly meeting there will be a ritual of healing for the individual RRG. There will also be an annual ritual of gratitude for all RRG’s who have offered in the year past this tension-producing, time-consuming service to our colleagues and our movement that requires such groundedness, self-reflection, risk-taking and inevitabl

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