Not for Ourselves Alone: Building an Inclusive Future
We envision making 3400 Dupont a beacon of hope and healing for all. Not for Ourselves Alone: Building an Inclusive Future is First Universalist Church’s capital campaign to:
- Expand Welcoming Hospitality
- Enhance Worship Experience
- Ensure Inclusive Programs
- Encourage Future Ministries
Repairing, improving and making our home more accessible will deepen our presence in the city as a place of action as well as worship.
For more than 150 years First Universalist Church has raised high the banner of inclusion and hope. Now is the time for us to step boldly forward to invest in the future, firmly planting our roots in the city and spreading branches of love and healing to our greater community.
This Capital Campaign is the culmination of a five-year strategic plan and hundreds of hours of creative visioning by our Pre-Design Team. The proposed investment of significant capital will repair, improve and make more accessible our Dupont Avenue home, and deepen the church’s presence in the city as a place of action as well as worship.
Amid the divisive messages in our country, our Universalist message of justice, peace, and compassion is needed now more than ever. By investing together, we can strengthen the church’s Racial Justice and Faithful Action programs, create new and better ways to serve our children, youth, and adult members, and expand the ways our building can be used by outside groups who share our values.
Capital Campaign Visits and Pledges
At this unique time in the life of our church, we are asking all members to make two pledges: one for the 2017-18 annual budget, and another for the capital campaign, payable over five years.
The goal of our capital campaign is to meet in person with each member of our community to have a conversation about our vision for the future. After having a Capital Campaign Visit with a volunteer from our congregation, you’ll be invited to make both an annual pledge and a five-year capital campaign pledge.
Volunteer visitors have been reaching out to members to set up capital campaign visits. If you haven’t been contacted yet, you may request a visit here.
Below, you can review highlights from the focus group presentations, take a look at the executive summary from the focus groups, review the answers to Frequently Asked Questions, and more.
Request a Capital Campaign Visit
Testimonials & Stories from Members and Friends
Photos from our March 11 Capital Campaign Kickoff Party
Letter from Board Chair Eric Cooperstein 11/23/16
Focus Groups Executive Summary
October 2016 Focus Group Presentation Highlights
Frequently Asked Questions 12/19/16