Congregational Meeting Information

Years ago we noticed that there were many issues with our sanctuary. Early last year our Operations Committee began to look at the issues we faced. This culminated in them thinking about comprehensive changes that needed to be made. With their collective years of knowledge in their varied fields and with the input of staff they researched the many avenues available to address those issues. They came up with a plan and presented to the congregation in 2023.

Here is a summation of that plan: Rejuvenation Project Update.docx

There were a series of townhall meetings on the sanctuary update, there were surveys on that as well as ministry, The board, who we elected to work in in our best interests, worked diligently to review and discern the best course of action. They then gave their best recommendations to the congregation.

Here are the results of the survey with the most recent votes: Sanctuary Survey Concerns Revisited.docx

In the spirit of openness and accountability, we acknowledge that some members may not have felt adequately informed or heard during this process. We regret any feelings of exclusion and assure you that your voices are valued and essential to our community’s vitality. We encourage your active participation and invite you to reach out to board members with any concerns. Additionally, we regularly disseminate information through our newsletter to keep you informed about ongoing developments within our community.

MOTION to approve the following four part action:
1. Approval of the sanctuary renovation project for the Unitarian Universalist Church of Lancaster as previously presented at town hall meetings. (The entire project)
2. Approval of a capital campaign of up to $228,000 for the sanctuary renovation project
3. Approval to permit the church to borrow up to $50,000 from the Walters Trust at 1% to allow donors to pay their capital pledge over three years. Repayment would be over three years.
4. Authorize the Board of Trustees to work with the Operations Committee to execute the vendor contracts and sanctuary renovation project.

To further facilitate dialogue and address any lingering questions or concerns, a board member will be available for one-on-one discussions on March 10th and March 17th. We urge you to seize this opportunity to engage, stay informed, and explore ways to contribute to our collective well-being.

Your commitment to engagement and participation is fundamental to maintaining our vibrant and thriving community.

If you have any questions please contact our board at:

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