Update from the President

It was great seeing everyone at the folks at the “Where Kindness Grows” Service on Sunday.  It was especially wonderful to see all that happened at Chalice Camp last week. 

We’re off to a new Church Year already!  We’ve had Chalice Camp and the 2022 – 2023 Board and Finance Committee are meeting this week! 

CVUU Strategic Plan

In 2016 a Strategic Planning Team of UCN developed a Strategic Plan with four three-to-five year goals which were intended to achieve the UCN mission and purpose. These were: Transforming Our Sacred Community, Leadership Development, Communication and Stewardship.

In recognition of the growth and changes at CVUU, a Strategic Planning Team was asked to revisit the Unitarian Church of Norfolk Strategic Plan 2016- 2020 in late 2021 with the directive to create a new CVUU Strategic Plan for 2022 – 2016. This Strategic Planning Team was composed of: Leo Bevon, Tasha Dockery, Sally Daniel,  Jeannine Harkleroad, Nikkie Lucier, Stacia Sanders, Robyn Thomas, Russell Rohring, David Kidd, Steve Ciganek and Rev. Viola Abbitt. David Kidd was the convener and David Howell was the Moderator.

The Strategic Planning Team developed a Strategic Plan that is designed to identify and communicate the major Goals that the CVUU community will be pursuing to meet our mission and fulfill the needs of the congregation. With the congregation’s endorsement of the Strategic Plan there will be an understanding of the future we are building together through our common Goals. The Plan’s Objectives and Action Steps provide the framework for focusing our energy, decision making, and resources to reach our Goals. Effective strategic planning articulates not only where we are going and the actions needed to make progress, but whether we are successful.

I want to thank David Kidd and David Howell for their leadership on making this happen.  I especially want to thank all the folks who provided their weekend and evening time to meet, review where we are and develop goals.

Please take some time to take a look at the plan HERE.

Volunteer Opportunities

The Board is looking for volunteers to serve on the Finance and Nominating Committees.  Now is a great time to get plugged in.  

We also want to establish a personnel Committee and are looking for volunteers for that as well.

If you are interested in discussing any of these, please email me and we can setup a time to discuss.

Thank you,


Steve Ciganek