Category: From the Board


By Clinton Bench, Treasurer

Seven months through our fiscal year, we have successfully completed our Minister’s installation, holiday services, the Fall Harvest Fundraiser, and numerous celebrations in the lives of our members and friends.  In addition, substantial capital repairs have been completed, including a resealed parking … read more.

FROM THE BOARD: An Open Letter from the Board Secretary

By Bettina Salas, Board Secretary


Dear Emersonians,

Today, on Mother’s Day, I attended a wonderful service that included several child dedications and a flower communion. The highlights for me were the families who introduced their children to our community in a personal, meaningful, … read more.

From the Board: Volunteerism at Emerson


By Lynne Masuhara

Emerson Board President


There are so many things that I could write about, but my mind keeps returning to the long-standing problem of finding people to volunteer for various tasks that need doing around the church. What … read more.

FROM THE BOARD: “Three Heads are Better than One”

By Tracy Watson

Vice President, Board of Trustees


At its February meeting, the Emerson Board of Trustees continued to grapple with the problem of filling the vacant position of Building and Grounds Manager. Recently we almost lost our wonderful Board President, Lynne Masuhara, … read more.



By Bettina Salas, Board Secretary

Dear Emersonians,

New Year’s Greetings from your Board and a heartfelt wish for a healthy and peaceful year 2017!

We left an ambiguous year behind. Happy and sad news seem to have … read more.

WhATSON MY MIND: ByLaws: To Question Is the Answer

By Tracy Watson

Vice President, Board of Trustees

Do you ever wonder how often and when the congregational meetings get set? How many people are on the Board of Trustees and how long they can serve? What would happen if some members of the congregation wanted to take … read more.

FROM THE BOARD: Welcome back to a new church year!

Dear Emersonians,


You haven’t heard from us for a while because even Board members need a summer break once in a blue moon. Three of us were out of town in July, so we skipped a meeting and started up again the beginning of August.


We have … read more.