Welcome to the First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa survey

Dear Congregants: 

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about yourself and your experience of our congregation!

Surveys can help break down assumptions and help reveal what is. This survey will help you, your congregational leadership, and your future minister understand your congregation better. Answers to these questions will also enrich the narrative that your search committee shares with ministerial candidates.

Everyone’s participation is very important, especially in this time of Covid-19. Anyone involved in FirstU can complete the survey – whether or not you are an official member. Please encourage others to complete this survey. The percentage of the congregation completing the survey sends a strong message to prospective ministers. 
It’s a fairly long survey, so please pour yourself a beverage and settle in. This is a thorough investigation, for sure! We estimate the survey will take 20-30 minutes to fill out.  

Please be aware that when entering your responses online, you must complete the entire survey in one sitting. You cannot close the survey and start back up later where you left off. So please be sure to allocate sufficient time when you are ready to begin responding.

If you’d like to review the entire survey in advance, a printable PDF of the survey can be found HERE. You will be able to restart the live survey at a later time.  

The raw data will be kept confidential. If a question makes you feel uncomfortable, please skip it. If you have questions or concerns, please contact us HERE
Please be as honest as possible. The search committee is ready to hear what you have to say. A summary of the analysis will be available to the congregation.

Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete this important survey. We look forward to hearing from you.

The Search Committee:
Amy Bérubé, Mary Ella Keblusek, Jane Lindsay, Michael Lloyd, Jodi McIntosh, Phil Nagy, and Lena Talback

* Please read each question carefully, and follow the instructions in italics.
* The survey has several sections. You may go back and forth within a section, but if you want to return to a previous section to change an answer, please use the survey's "Prev" button. The "Back" button on your browser may not work for this.