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Reverend Jim McKinley and Rabbi Phil Cohen jointly open the first service away from home for the UUFH congregation.
Another “first job” when the contractors began was to protect our beloved piano from the dust, dirt, and grime that are a part of construction work. It is too large to move, and no storage facility was available. The solution, a padded wooden box on wheels that lets the piano be moved from place to place.
Incredible: The Sweat Equity Team beat their deadline of preparing the sanctuary for the contract work to begin. More than 40 of UUFH members and friends finished their part of the work five days ahead of schedule.
Good morning everyone. My name is Mari Rivera, these are my children Lucas and Gabriela, and this my husband Geoff Jones who is a co-chair of the Campaign for Our Sanctuary. As such, I knew the time would come when we needed to commit financially to this project, and to be honest I was not looking forward to the discussion. Geoff was very clear what he wanted to give, I on the other hand had some reservations. So for the past month I’ve been thinking about this topic; making mental notes, asking myself questions.
It’s really happening! After two years of planning, countless meetings and discussions, our sanctuary renovation has finally begun.
I’m Mickey Kilpatrick. Geoff Jones and I are co-chairs of the Campaign for Our Sanctuary, and we bring joy to this work.
May 14, 2012
Finally!! After years of plans and proposals and means of financing, our Fellowship is ready to move forward in a venture of courage and hope. The courage to, as it were, to "cross the Rubicon" and move to a new interior structure for our meeting home; and the hope that the new setting will better establish our goal of better serving the spiritual and social needs of our membership and community.
May 10, 2012
The architect and designer of the project have recommended 3 general contractors they felt we should consider. Their recommendations were based on first hand information and impressions gained by working with these contractors on a number of other projects. During the week of April 23rd-27th, each of the three contractors toured the building with the architect and Bill Elder or Steve Tipps to gain an understanding of the project scope and requirements.
April 29, 2012
Since February 19, the date of the Fellowship’s historic vote on Sanctuary renovation, progress on the Sanctuary has been fairly quiet. This was expected. In the past few weeks, however, the pace has picked up considerably.