2019 Annual Meeting

Sunday, June 2, 2019, at 12:00pm

Click here for the Annual Meeting Announcement with all the information you need to be an informed participant.


Update from president

February 2019 – Mid-year update from President John Simmonds


Agendas and minutes of 2018-2019 meetings

The Prudential Committee, the elected governing body of the church, usually meets the second Wednesday evening of the month. You can click on the dates below to view the agendas and minutes of meetings that are currently available.

May 8 agenda

April 10 agenda

March 13 agenda

March 13 minutes

February 13 agenda

February 13 minutes

January 9 agenda

January 9 minutes

December 12 agenda

December 12 minutes

November 14 agenda

November 14 minutes

October 10 agenda

October 10 minutes

September 12 agenda

September 12 minutes


2018-19 Prudential Committee members and areas of responsibility

Cheryl Bartholomew – president

John Simmonds – past president

Michael Capelli – past elect

Claire Rosenbaum – clerk

Roberta Groch – assistant treasurer

David Francis – assistant treasurer

Samantha Cole – community life

Greg Knisley – social justice

David Spremulli – spiritual development

Tiffany Reed – stewardship

Caroline Mailloux – strategic planning

Edyth Warren – personnel


Nominating Committee

The six-member Nominating Committee is responsible for identifying and developing church leadership. Members are elected for two-year terms. In addition to recruiting for elected positions, they help identify committee chairs.

Nominating Committee members have an understanding of the structure and work of the organization, leadership needs, and the special qualifications needed for elected and appointed positions.

Nominating Committee members 2019-19:

Anne Boyd

Lyn Bradford

Dianne Mailloux

John Petell

Merritt Meyer

Kelley Smith



The Deacons create opportunities for hospitality, fellowship, and a sense of belonging among newcomers, members, and friends. They are elected by the congregation to five-year terms. Recent activities include ushering on Sunday mornings, phoning members and friends to check in, assisting the minister with annual communion service.

2018-2019 deacons:

Jim Barfoot – senior deacon

Joe Fisler – senior deacon

Beth Anterni

Peter Gray

Katy Killilea

Judie Knilans

Dave Lewis

Max Pounder

Meghan Smith

Jack Killilea – youth representative


Governing documents

First Unitarian By-laws

First Unitarian Policy & Procedures Manual