Imagine

  • A beautiful, welcoming, fully accessible home.  

  • A comfortable sanctuary and fellowship space. 

  • Cheerful rooms for children’s spiritual development. 

  • Not moving furniture whenever we share a meal. 

  • A building designed for safety and sustainability. 

  • Space for community and inter-agency events.

  • Rental income to support our ministry. 

 

The future generations worshipping here!

Key Project Features

  • Inviting sanctuary with mountain views

  • 5800 sq. ft. with folding walls for flexible space usage

  • The fellowship hall also serves as an entry.  It can be separated from or open to the sanctuary.  When open, the combined area is 2.5 times the size of our current worship space; large enough to comfortably seat 250 people.

  • Sustainable, energy-efficient building materials 

  • Full accessibility, with multiple exits for emergency exit

  • Gender neutral restroom areas

  • Use of modern audio, video, recording, and security technologies

  • Optimal site placement with plenty of parking

Growing Into Our Vision

For years, members have talked about wanting the church to grow and dreaming of things we could do “when we get more members, when we have a larger budget,” etc.  However, it seemed everyone was passively waiting for growth to happen rather than actively pursuing it.

In 2016 the Board of Trustees created a committee to look at where we are and what we can do to encourage growth. After much study, it was determined that our building is a limiting factor. Problems include: inadequate parking, inaccessibility to the lower level, mold in the children’s area, and the sanctuary being too small and lacking a secondary means of exit in case of emergency. In consultation with a licensed architect, the committee found that it was not financially feasible nor logistically possible to correct these issues.

 

To ensure transparency at each step, the committee organized a series of cottage and congregational meetings. Members accepted that our much-loved building cannot meet our current and future needs. On April 28, 2019, the congregation approved the purchase of land ten minutes from our present location. Enthusiasm was so great, that we raised $110,650 of the $162,000 purchase price before the end of the day. 

In 2019, a newly formed Building Our Future committee was formed to shepherd the funding, design, and construction of our new home. Our intention is not to erect a building, but to create a space which will allow us to live into our vision:  Being a leader and partner in our community, living our Unitarian Universalist values with open hearts and minds.