Category: PSIT

Photo looking south from our renovated building into the parking lot

Parking Changes at Our Renovated Building

Three cheers! We will have a newly designed and paved parking lot ready for us when we return on November 3. And as you may already know, while we were away street parking in...

New UUC bookstore with display shelves

Pages from the UUC Bookstore

Yes, the UUC Bookstore will reopen once we return to our home! There will be a few changes. Location: The Bookstore will be on the eastern side of Nathan Johnson Hall, to the left...

Beautiful low wooden structure against a white wall

Returning Home

Will the Chapel Look Different? While many of the upgrades in our Chapel are hidden–such as new insulation, a sprinkler system, asbestos abatement, earthquake retrofits and air conditioning (yay!)–others you will see when you...

New loft risers

Returning Home

Loft Organ Will Not Return At the start of our building project, our intention was to dismantle, store and then re-install our chapel organ, with minor improvements, at a cost of about $150,000. For...

Sign showing wheelchair icon and reading "Accessible Entrance"

Returning Home

Features for Equal Access and Participation The vision for our church renovation from the beginning included a welcoming home that’s accessible to each person coming through our doors. Now we have: An elevator that...

UUC kitchen under renovation

Returning Home

21st Century Kitchen Awash in Natural Light Our church kitchen has been relocated from the west side of Nathan Johnson Hall to the east side.  This provides us with two advantages.  It creates a...

Keep Calm it's moving day

Draft Move Plan

(As of September 5, 2019) While we all wait excitedly through the final stage of our construction project, we know many of you are curious about the plans for Returning Home. We want to...

Three men and a machine installing a window in the sanctuary

Returning Home

New, Soaring Windows Installed in ChapelThis week, new glass windows along the chapel’s west wall were installed. The new windows, each weighing 500 pounds, were transported one by one from the parking lot staging...

Shelves in Dix living room, August 2019

Returning Home

New Convening Spaces The multi-function Dix living room will house a smaller, curated Raible Library. With book-lined walls, sofa, armchairs and an attached restroom, it will be perfect for families to gather before a memorial...

Architectural drawing of upstairs restrooms

Returning Home

All-Gender Restrooms and Other Features Gender-neutral. Unisex. Gender-inclusive. All-gender. Whatever we call it, UUC’s new home has one restroom for all genders on each floor, rather than separate male- and female-designated restrooms. You’ll find...

UUC Chapel, August 2019 - finishing up renovation

Returning Home

Setting Expectations: Occupancy Permit In early September, we will begin sharing essential information of our draft Move Plan in this “Returning Home” column. The plan is a timeline of tasks for our return to UUC–things like...

Mahogany plank with wood shavings

Loft Mahogany Gets New Life

We have reclaimed mahogany from the chancel and loft stairs to build new furniture pieces for our refreshed church home. PSIT commissioned woodworker Jonathan Cohen, of Jonathan Cohen Fine Woodworking, to design and create...

Tour group standing in Nathan Johnson Hall

Impressions from a Building Tour

“A home for dreams and a house of action.” That phrase kept coming back to me as I toured our new church building with several members of Camilla’s Circle last Wednesday. Camilla’s Circle is...

Building Tours, Construction Web Cam

Check out our live web cam! You can see the UUC building site at any time. A camera mounted up high provides a live feed that you can view on the web. For instructions,...

Building Tour Sign-Ups

As announced last week, four tours of the UUC construction site kick off this month! Online sign-ups are now open. The tours are for UUC members and supporting friends. We are excited to offer...

Not for Ourselves Alone--UUC

Building Site Visits

We are excited to offer a first-hand look at the progress on UUC’s future home to congregation members. Starting this month, BNBuilders will lead four small-group tours of the construction site. BNB will guide...

Updates on the Building Project

Shovels! Our construction crew from BNBuilders worked hard before and during the recent winter storms to manage the snow load on flat surfaces and to keep the site open as much as possible so...

On These Rocks We Will Build Our Church

On January 24, the “Imagine” stones were placed around the foundation of our future elevator, a significant new element that so many members wanted–an uplifting feature, you might say! In 2016, congregation members envisioned...

See Building Photos, Ask Questions!

Curious about what’s happening with the renovation of our church home? Members of the Building Team (aka PSIT) will be at the Focus Table on all fourth Sundays, including November 28. (The table is...

Have a Building-Project Question?

Members of the Building Team are available most any Sunday morning at Meadowbrook. We can be found near the Connections Table. We also invite you to send us a question online. Use the Share...

Demolition!

Starting yesterday, the demolition phase of our building project suddenly became visible from outside! The south wing is now gone. Visit our Renovation and Expansion page to see more photos.

Update on Construction, Demolition and Houses

After our Master Use Plan was issued in early August, our Physical Space and Implementation Team (PSIT) learned that the City was supportive of our original plan to remove the three brick houses. Demolishing...