"Looking Up: Building Our Vision"
Enthusiasm and support for the church’s renovation and restoration project are running high. The festive and meaningful February 14 service and celebration for all ages officially kicked off the “Looking Up: Building Our Vision” campaign.
Renovations, which will begin in summer 2016, will almost double the usable space in the church building, creating an inviting, multi-use facility for UUCB and groups in the local community. The project includes rehabilitating the original second-floor church sanctuary, unused and hidden since 1931; creating spacious classrooms, meeting rooms, and staff offices on the first floor; updating systems and addressing environmental issues; and making the church fully accessible. Click here to see the most recent conceptual drawings.
Campaign co-chairs Roger Lee and Chris LeGore announced at the celebration that $620,000 had already been pledged in the short first phase of fundraising. That news was so encouraging that the original $700,000 campaign goal has been stretched to $880,000, the amount estimated to complete the building. Click the image at right to view the capital campaign booklet.
NEWS AND EVENTS
Save These Dates!(4/27/2016) Week of May 2nd Annual Budget Drive begins. Letters will be sent out. We ask that you pledge the same amount as last year. Saturday, May 7th Cinco de Mayo dinner! Join us at 6:00 for the last community supper in our current sanctuary! Dinner is free; donations welcome. (more)
Chili Potluck on April 10 and “Seed Starting” on April 30(3/28/2016) CongoLife is hosting an after-church Chili Potluck on Sunday, April 10; please bring chili, soup, breads and desserts to share. Cheryl will lead the second annual Seed Starting Workshop on Saturday, April 30. (more)
“Tending Moral Injury in Returning Veterans” workshop, May 20-22(3/28/2016) This three-day workshop will equip and empower lay leaders and clergy from congregations to tend the moral injuries and soul wounds that result from war and military service while building their capacity to prevent future pain and destruction by resisting militarism and promoting non-violent solutions to conflict. (more)
Plans for Interim Space during Renovations Announced(3/25/2016) As the June moving date draws closer, many of the pieces to our temporary space puzzle are fitting together. (more)
April 20 and April 27 – Earth Day Events at UUCB(3/22/2016) Please join in on these events the UUCB Green Sanctuary Committee is sponsoring at our church during Earth Days Waldo County: Local Foods Potluck and Invention Convention Exhibits, Wednesday, April 20, 6-7:30 pm and Pushing Up Daisies: Funeral Alternatives and Natural Burials, Wednesday, April 27, 7-8:30 pm. Details of these and other Earth Days events of interest follow. (more)
Friends, Fun and Food Fellowship Gatherings(3/4/2016) The Membership Committee is excited to update you on our Friends, Fun and Food (FFF) fellowship gatherings. FFF gatherings are groups of people that have been assigned together to get to know each other on a deeper level than time allows at church. (more)
Multi-gen, Multi-church Ferry Beach Retreat: Oct. 28-30(3/3/2016) Save the date: October 28-30. Stay tuned for more information.
LOOKING UP: Capital Campaign Kickoff – the best Valentine ever!(3/2/2016) Members and friends who came to church on Valentine’s Day were treated to two unique events: a highly participative church service followed by a joyous kickoff celebration. In the morning, speakers Dan Avener, Angela Domenichelli, Jane Dopheide (speaking for Bill), Avery Kreamer and Lane Fisher shared how the church informs and supports their life goals. (more)
Sunday Services 10:00 am
May 1 , 2016
May 8 , 2016
This service will feature 4 speakers from our congregation who have contributed many hours and much wisdom to the Restorative Justice program here in Waldo County. The program began at (more)
May 15 , 2016
May 21 , 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
(Saturday evening, 7pm) Led by participants in the Chris Antal Workshop “Tending Moral Injury in Returning Veterans”. Open to the public. As we approach this Memorial Day, after 15 (more)
May 22 , 2016
“Peace and Pain” – War hurts. To heal from war and create peace we must be willing to remain with and carry our fair share of pain.
May 29 , 2016
You hear “multi-gen service” and perhaps are not inspired. Yet consider how interactive we can be when we seek to recognize the wisdom, humor, interests and spiritual wonder that each (more)
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