Living Into Our Vision

We moved into our current building in 1997 and made many structural and esthetic improvements over the next 22 years. Still, there are many aspects of the property which affect safety and hamper our ability to fulfill our mission and vision. Problems include inadequate parking; handicap access, lack of meeting rooms, a dreary children's area, and the sanctuary being too small and not  having a secondary means for emergency exit. 

 

After a series of cottage meetings, the congregation came to the conclusion that our much beloved building is inadequate for our current and future needs. At the April 28, 2019 Congregational meeting, they approved the purchase of land ten minutes from our current location and within 20 minutes raised $110,500 of the $162,000 purchase price. Subsequent donations and a short-term loan from one member allowed us to close on the property July 25, 2019.

We aspire to be a “Visible leader and partner in our community, living our Unitarian Universalist values with open hearts and open minds.”

 

We will design and build a new home that empowers us to fulfill this vision. 

Our new building will offer more opportunities for people to come to know us as  

  • a model for ecologically minded construction and sustainability

  • a meeting space for community groups 

  • an event space for weddings, LGBTQ teen programs, and fund-raising activities.  

 

In our new home, we could

  • provide better spaces for initiatives with our current partners: Rainbow Girls, TLC Animal Shelter, Community Helping Place, AA, AlaNon, Nar-Anon

  • earn rental income from special events and hosting non-profit organizations, 

  • start a community garden, 

  • house a Pre-K program, 

  • share our space with other congregations, 

  • host youth camps and leadership conferences. 

 

These are difficult, troubling times.  The world needs what we have to offer: vision, hope, our voices to speak and our hands to work for what is right and good. The possibilities are endless!

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