Category: From the Board

A Staffing Change at Tree of Life

From the Board

The Tree of Life Board has regretfully accepted Lilith Ransburg’s resignation as our music director. Lilith is an extraordinary musician and we are very grateful for for all that she has contributed to our worship services during her time with us.

We are saddened … read more.

From our Board President

Beloved community, 

We talk often at Tree of Life about how much we value the community we build here. But we are also part of the wider Unitarian Universalist world, one that shares our core values of spiritual growth, nurturing a diverse community, and acting to … read more.

News from Board President

Dear friends,

You may be wondering, “What’s going on with the minister search?” I’m excited to tell you that it’s going quite well. Our search team put together a wonderful profile of our congregation that has been posted on the UUA Minister Search Jobs Board, and … read more.

Exciting News About Our Future

Dear Beloved Community, 

We have exciting news to share! We have officially embarked on the search for our next minister. Our board has agreed with the board of the Prairie Circle Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Grayslake (PCUUC) to conduct a joint search for a full-time minister … read more.

Leadership Link May 27, 2022

Greetings Beloved Community!
We have several things to share with you this week. 
The Board met this Monday to review our COVID guidelines

We are pleased to let you know that we are dropping the pre-registration requirement to attend in-person services. We do ask, though, that you sign … read more.

COVID-19 and TOLUUC: September 2021 Update

The COVID team has been tasked by the Board of Trustees to guide recommendations regarding official church activities, including in-person services and meeting of church-sponsored committees and groups. The COVID team is composed of three members: a medical doctor, a nurse and a social worker. … read more.

Next Steps in TOLUUC’s Ministry

When a pandemic forces a church to instantly transform itself into an online organization, what is there for a board to do, beyond reacting to COVID related issues? For Tree of Life, the answer may surprise you. We’ve been very busy with a myriad of … read more.

Staff Changes in Works

Considering the religious education needs of the children and families
of our congregation as we move forward through both the transition
process of an interim ministry and the uncertainties of the pandemic,
and in recognition of the outstanding service Heather Madaus has
provided to our religious education program over … read more.