SAYING “THANK YOU” AND “FAREWELL FOR NOW” TO UUC’S BUILDING

Sunday, June 17, beginning at 9:00 AM

The congregation of University Unitarian Church has been located in this building for nearly 60 years! Over the years and the generations, many significant events have occurred and memories have been made within these walls. While we will be returning after the completion of the construction phase, now is a time to come together in gratitude and in celebration.

June 17 will be our last Sunday service at in our building before our temporary move off-site during the renovation of UUC. This Sunday will be dedicated to saying “thank you” and “farewell for now” to our building as we also envision the journey ahead. A series of events are planned, and you can enter at any point:

9:00 – 9:30 am, ritual in support of Black Lives and taking down the Black Lives Matter banner for the coming year of construction. Every Sunday for more than two years, we have held a sidewalk vigil in front of the church to speak our truth that Black Lives Matter. Suspending this vigil for now is poignant for us, though the work continues.

9:30 – 9:50 am, you are invited to gather before the service to sing favorite hymns in the sanctuary with Jacob Finkle and members of the IGC.

10:00 – 11:00 am, Reverends Jon and Beth will be offering our final worship in the sanctuary before our move to Meadowbrook Community Center, our temporary site for Sunday services through the building renovation period.

11:00 am, immediately following the worship service, members and friends of UUC are invited to come share in an Ethiopian lunch made by the owner of the Wedgwood Montessori Preschool, Meti Mulugeta, her family, and parents of students at the school! Wedgwood Montessori has been located at UUC for 20 years. Meti is offering this lunch as a symbol of her gratitude to the church for sharing our space with the students and teachers the last two decades. The food will be both vegetarian and gluten free.

Come! Make a plate, sit in the sanctuary or roam the church and share stories, take pictures, say “thanks” to the spaces that are significant to you, and celebrate this church community.