SWUUC Congregational Awards
Does a congregation you know well excel in aspects of, and innovation in, congregational life and programming? Aspects such as:
- Excellence in Stewardship
- Sustained record of increasingly successful generosity for the congregation;
- Reaching fair compensation (including benefits) for staff;
- Innovative, successful stewardship/capital campaign drives.
- Excellence in Social Action / Outreach to the Community
- Percentage of church budget devoted to social action and/or outreach over several years;
- Sustained record of significant community project(s) supported by the congregation.
- Excellence in Growing the Faith
- Sustained growth in membership over a 5 year period;
- Establishment of successful satellite or "daughter" church;
- Sustained growth in RE through innovative programming or registration;
- Development of, or a sustained, strong Young Adult ministry;
- Development of, or a sustained, Campus Ministry program
Congregations can be self-nominated,
nominated by a person outside the congregation, or
nominated by another congregation
Deadline for applications is March 23, 2012
ADVISOR OF THE YEAR
If you know of a wonderful advisor in your congregation, please nominate that person today for the SWUUC advisor of the Year Award. Nominations for 2010-2011 are due by March 15, 2012. Nomination instructions.
RELIGIOUS PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
The Rev. Norma Veridan Memorial Award is given to a religious education professional who has demonstrated unique and outstanding service to the district. Click here if you would like to nominate yourself, a colleague, your DRE or another religious professional in the Southwestern Conference by March 15, 2012.
In order to recognize contributions of service to the SW UU Conference, a variety of awards are given. Each recipient is presented with a certificate detailing their contributions, and a plaque which can be displayed in their church for a year. After that, the placque is returned so it can be passed on the the next recipient.
The President's Award is given for outstanding service to the district.
1994 Ruth Clark
Ben Thomson UU Church of Little Rock, AR
1995 Bill Holway Hope Unitarian Church, Tulsa OK
1996 Robert Deininger First UU Church, Memphis TN
1997 Kathy Calhoun UU Fellowship of Dallas TX (now Oakcliff UU Church)
1998 Brenda & Butch Cockrell Bay Area UU Church, Houston TX
1999 Ken Carpenter UU Church of Midland, TX
2000 Howard & Myrtle McMahan Westside UU Church, Fort Worth TX
2001 Marty Robinson Horizon UU Church, Carrollton TX
2002 Jon Durbin Live Oak UU Church, Austin TX
2003 Penny & Earle Ramsdell Unitarian Church of Baton Rouge, LA
2004 Julie Sexton First Jefferson UU Church, Fort Worth TX
2005 Steve Feinstein First UU Church, San Antonio TX
2008 Brenda Mendiola
The Russell Lockwood Award is given to a member of the SWUUC clergy who has demonstrated unique and outstanding service to the district.
1995 Rev. John Wolf All Souls Unitarian Church, Tulsa OK
1996 Rev. Burton Carley First Unitarian Church, Memphis TN
1997 Rev. Dennis Hamilton Horizon UU Church, Carrollton TX
1998 Rev. Leonora Montgomery HD Thoreau UU Congregatiion, Stafford TX
1999 Rev. Laurel Hallman First Unitarian Church, Dallas TX
2000 Rev. Kathleen Korb Community Church UU, New Orleans LA
2001 Rev. Marjorie Montgomery Southwestern UU Conference
2002 Rev. Kathleen Ellis UU Fellowship, College Station
2003 Rev. Steve Crump Unitarian Church, Baton Rouge LA
2005 Rev. Jonalu Johnstone First Unitarian Church, Oklahoma City OK
2008 Rev. James VanderWeele Community Church UU, New Orleans LA
2009 Rev. Craig Roshaven First Jefferson UU Church, Fort Worth TX
The Alfred Von Stilli Award is given to a lay person whose efforts are directed toward the growth of the denomination.
1995 Rob Robinson UU Congregation, Tahlequah OK
1997 Jane & Paul Derrick UU Fellowship, Waco TX
1998 Janet McGaughey First UU Church, Austin TX
1999 Brad Brown First UU Church, Houston TX
Hank Griggs Horizon UU Church, Carrollton TX
2000 Jan Mattinson Hope Unitarian Church, Tulsa OK
2001 Margaret Deininger First Unitarian Church, Memphis TN
Polly Holway Hope Unitarian Church, Tulsa OK
Mary Thomson UU Church of Little Rock, AR
2004 Scottie McIntyre Johnson Red River UU Church, Denison TX
2004 Charles Fryling, Jr. Unitarian Church, Baton Rouge LA
2007 Ron Suiter Horizon UU Church, Carrollton TX
2009 Joe Sullivan Thoreau UU Congregation, Stafford TX
The Dr. James T. Brown Anti-Racism Award is given for exemplary service in the struggle against institutional racism.
2000 Dr. James T. Brown SW UU Conference
2001 Jane Derrick UU Fellowship, Waco TX
2003 Church of the Restoration, Tulsa OK
All Souls Unitarian Church, Tulsa OK
2007 Jyaphia Christos-Rodgers First UU Church, New Orleans LA
First UU Church, New Orleans LA
2009 All Souls UU Church, Brownsville TX
2010 Carrie Stewart Pathways Church, Southlake TX
The Youth Advisor Award is given for outstanding service to the district through youth ministry.
2004 Steve Feinstein First UU Church, San Antonio TX
2009 Donna Harrison First UU Church, San Antonio TX
The Rev. Norma Veridan Memorial Award is given to a religious education professional who has demonstrated unique and outstanding service to the district.
2009 Karen Lewis First Unitarian Church, Dallas TX
2010 Susan Caldwell All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, Shreveport, LA