"Looking Up: Building Our Vision"
Building Renovation Plan Nears Completion
The comprehensive interior renovation plans and costs of our 37 Miller Street building are almost completely finalized. When completed in 2017, the second floor will be used for church services and also be the most useful performance and event space in the Belfast, providing a venue for public meetings, suppers, music and theatrical performances, lectures and all sorts of other large events. An updated sound system will assure that every word spoken during church services or performances can be heard.
The totally redesigned first floor will have four brand new RE rooms, including two rooms that will be qualified to house a community infant care center, should we decide to host one. A large meeting room for church and community events will be located adjacent to the kitchen. The church’s administrative office will be on the sunny side of the building. There will be huge amounts of space for storage on both floors and in the newly renovated the basement. All three floors will be served by an elevator.
Roger Lee and Charlie Plourde, our contractor, have created a realistic work plan and budget for the first phase of the project. All structural and code issues will be included in the initial construction project, but some finishing details will need to be addressed later
We have been gratified by the generous response to our $880,000 Capital Campaign. Reaching our goal is essential to avoid cuts to significant items in the renovation plan. We can do this if everyone pitches in to the best of their ability. A large and committed group volunteers can help us bring the building to completion.
During our construction year Sunday services will be held at the East Belfast School, and administrative offices will be located at the Belfast Center, the red and white building at the corner of High and Field Streets. We will move out of the church building in June, and volunteers are needed to help pack and facilitate the move.
In less than a year our “new” church building will be ready for us!
For detailed design/construction or budget information, please contact Roger Lee, (207)522-8007 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEWS AND EVENTS
LOOKING UPdate: June 17Good morning! It has been a very busy week, as anyone who has stopped by the church can attest! The Space Needs team met on Monday, June 13, after a hiatus of three weeks and discussed the following: (more)
Save These Dates!Monday, June 20th Our temporary offices are open for business at the Belfast Center, Suites #318 and #319, 9 Field Street, Belfast. Sunday, June 26th There will be no service at the church. Details to be announced. (more)
Building renovations begin soonUUCB members voted unanimously and enthusiastically to approve spending the money raised in the Capital Campaign on the building renovation project. The congregational meeting was held after the service on Sunday, May 15. (more)
Multisite Ministerial Internship and Ferry Beach RetreatThe Collaborative Ministry Team (CMT) is excited to announce that Lane Fisher is now officially the Ministerial Intern for our collaborative ministry. She will serve all three churches (Belfast, Ellsworth, and Castine) in various capacities. (more)
Multi-gen, Multi-church Ferry Beach Retreat: Oct. 28-30, 2016Save the date: October 28-30, 2016. Stay tuned for more information.
LOOKING UP: Capital Campaign Kickoff – the best Valentine ever!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)
Susan Coe makes special quilt for UUCB’s kidsUUCB’s Looking Up KICK-OFF: Perhaps you’ve noticed the large round quilted rug that now adorns the railing in the front of the sanctuary. Susan Coe, it’s creator, explained: “I made the rug for the kids so that they would have a sacred place of their own in the sanctuary, no matter where we are meeting. (more)
UUCB Temporary Offices
Ministers and Administrative Offices
The Belfast Center
9 Field Street
#318 Deane Perkins office
#319 Maret Knight office
Maret Knight’s Administrative Office hours will continue to be held on Mondays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Please call 338-4482 or email Maret at email@example.com if you wish to reserve the meeting room. The Administrative Offices can also serve as a meeting room for up to twenty people.
To Enter The Building: Plan to use the bottom floor door by the lower parking lot, on the bridge side, which is marked loading. Turn right inside and take the elevator to the third floor. Turn right from the elevator and go straight through the first door, which is the entryway to the suite. Pass the waiting area to find #319 on your left.
Services in temporary location
Sunday Services 10:00 am
July 3 , 2016
My Spiritual Journey — July’s worship theme will take on the spiritual journey of members/friends of our congregation each Sunday. Sarah Nicholson kicks off the month of services held at (more)
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