Not for Ourselves Alone: Building an Inclusive Future
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.
More than 250 congregants attended focus groups in October 2016. In these sessions we presented plans to make our church more welcoming and easier to navigate, by providing more space for education for all ages, by enhancing our worship space and renovating the social hall, by addressing our deferred maintenance needs, and by endowing programming that will further our social justice commitments.
We officially launched the campaign in March 2017 with a Kickoff Party for our entire community!
Below, you can review highlights from the focus group presentations, take a look at the executive summary from the focus groups, and review the answers to Frequently Asked Questions. We’ll be adding more information to this page as it’s available.
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