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The Fellowship is in the early stages of planning a special 2017 stewardship campaign that will encourage members and friends to support both the 2017-18 operating budget and the improvement and expansion of our facilities. Teams of volunteers are planning activities to ensure that people are prepared to make an informed, considered decision about their support for the Fellowship when we conclude the campaign in March.
The Communications Team will publish a third special newsletter in early January detailing aspects of the conceptual design for our facilities presented by Di Loreto Architecture on December 11.
The Events Team is recruiting over two dozen Cottage Meeting hosts to provide opportunities to learn more about the Fellowship’s plans for the future and to have questions and concerns addressed.
The Ambassadors Team will meet in early January to plan outreach efforts and identify questions we need to clarify prior to kicking off the campaign.
Additional work is underway by the Children and Families, Inspiration, and Gratitude Teams as we near our scheduled February 12 Campaign Kickoff.
Update from the Building Design Team
Since this past spring we have spent many hours learning from our congregation members about how our building structure and site could be enhanced with the goals of increasing our capacity to gather in community, comfort, service and activism. This beloved space is truly both a home and a refuge for our congregation in an ever changing world.
More recently, our committee has had the exciting experience of witnessing our DiLoreto architecture team transform the many ideas we gathered into design concepts for us to consider as they work towards creating an overall schematic design for our site.
We hope as many of you as possible will be able to attend their presentation of some preliminary ideas on Sunday, December 11th. This will be an opportunity for us to hear how our congregation priorities as well as our current building structure informed their design decisions. It will also be a time to ask questions and give further feedback.
We will gather in the Sanctuary at 12:00-1:30 PM for this presentation. Because we have renters using our facility starting at 2 PM, Rev McAllister will be tightening the timeline of the second service to allow enough time with our architects.
Lunch and activities for children who are elementary age and younger will be provided. Please contact Michael Molk at 541-752-5218 ext. 225 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org to let him know the number and ages of children who will be attending. We invite middle school and high school youth to attend and participate in the meeting.
Thank you for your continued engagement with this important process.
Marcia Shaw (Committee Chair), Chris Bentley, Kelley Kendall, Peter Sandford, Keith Martin
Campaign Planning Underway
Volunteers met for the first time October 18 to begin planning UUFC’s 2017 stewardship campaign. This year’s campaign will be different than previous ones in that we will be inviting members and friends to consider two separate financial commitments – one to support the daily life of the Fellowship and one to fund the building project currently being developed.
Six teams will be working on various aspects of our campaign between now and Spring 2017. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, contact one of the leaders below:
Inspiration: Susan Breckenridge
email@example.com, (541) 757-2752
Communications: Virginia Shapiro
firstname.lastname@example.org, (541) 223-8859
Events: Wendy Sutton
email@example.com, (541) 753-6931
Children & Families: Michael Molk and Rachel Kohler
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, (541) 752-5218
Ambassadors: Nancy Kyle
firstname.lastname@example.org, (541) 602-1930
Gratitude: Chere Pereira
Mark your calendars for Sunday, September 25, for a workshop at the Fellowship with our architect, Chris DiLoreto, from 1:30 to 3 pm. Everyone is invited for a structured process that will help us clarify our needs and communicate to our architect the goals and requirements of our Building Enhancement Project. The proven and thorough workshop process is one of the reasons that the Building Design Team recommended we hire this architecture firm. In addition, our Capital Campaign consultant, Jeff Susor, will be present and available to answer questions. Jeff will also be meeting with John Bailey, Capital Campaign Chair, and others interested in volunteering for the campaign.