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The Seven Principles
  1. The inherent worth and dignity of every person;

  2. Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;

  3. Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;

  4. A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;

  5. The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;

  6. The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;

  7. Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part

BUILDING & GROUNDS PROJECTS

Lift Construction

Wheelchair Lift and
Handicapped Restroom

March 10, 2015. The lift and surrounding closets and woodwork have been completed as has the right-hand restroom outside Fellowship Hall. The doorway of the restroom has been widened to accommodate a wheelchair and push-pad activated openers have been installed. Motion sensing light switches have been connected in both restrooms as well.

Glass Entry Doors

Glass doors open up the sanctuary. Two sets of clear glass doors have been installed to enlarge the entry way and open the visual space to the sanctuary.
Glass Sanctuary Doors

Fellowship Hall Kitchen

The kitchen has been completely renovated including all new cabinets & countertops, industrial venting for the 8-burner stove, new refrigerator and dishwasher.

Kitchen Renovation

 
A/V System

Sanctuary Audio/Visual System

The Sunday services have been enhanced following the installation of the Audio/Visual System. The system also allows the church to provide a video library of the sermons and live-streaming of the whole service to shut-in members and friends. There are monthly movie screenings and video adult-learning activities as well.

Storm Windows

Interior storm windows have been installed on all the windows in Hale Hall, the church offices and in Fellowship Hall replacing the plastic sheeting that had to be replaced every fall.

Interior Storm Windows.

The Garth

Garth MontageThe Garth an interfaith garden.

What is a garth?
Old Norse garlor: farmyard, farm, courtyard
Middle Eng garth: yard, garden
Church garth or cloister: an open courtyard enclosed by a cloister, or, in a monestary, a sunny south facing garden.

The visionaries, who worked fron concept design to planting, nurturing and caring for the Garth: Holly Jobe and Michael Foy. How a shared vision turned a long-neglected space into an interfaith meditation garden.

"When I see heaven and earth as my own garden, I live that moment outside the Universe" a Zen Harvest: Japanese Folk Zen Sayings, p. 53, compiled and translated by Soiku Shigematsu

A weed-grown cloister in bloom, a steep gully transformed, no longer a barren, eroding flood danger, but a place of natural beauty and spiritual peace.

 

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