"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 email@example.com.
NEWS AND EVENTS
Church Office Closed Week of August 1The UUCB administrative office, currently located in the Belfast Center on Field Street, will be closed the first week of August. Maret Knight will be back in the office Monday morning, August 8.
Annual UUCB Yard Sale August 12-13 at First ChurchUUCB's huge annual Yard Sale, a major fundraiser for the church, will be held this year at First Church, 8 Court Street in Belfast. The dates are Friday, August 12 from 10 a.m. and Saturday, August 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; there will be a bag sale from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. (more)
Shared Plate Recipients for 2016-17 SelectedThe Shared Plate Committee has reviewed the nominations from members of the congregation and UUCB's standing commitments to location organizations and designated the recipients for the next year. (more)
Interim Locations for Church Offices and Activities During RenovationsChurch services, UUCB activities, and offices and meeting spaces are using several locations in Belfast during renovations to the church's Miller Street building. (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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 now held in temporary location:
East Belfast School 14 Swan Lake Ave., Belfast There will be child care every Sunday. During July, members and friends of the congregation tell the story of their spiritual journey. August has an international flair as we hear from those who have been abroad recently. 2016 MONTHLY THEMES with accompanying readings and information Seed Packets: May – "Peace" Seed Packet June – no theme, we’re moving July & August – "Journeys, Spiritual and Otherwise" Seed Packet
Sunday Services 10:00 am
July 31 , 2016
August 7 , 2016
August 14 , 2016
August 21 , 2016
August 28 , 2016
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