More than Bricks and Mortar
Dave Fleck, Secretary
Humanity has an amazing connection with the architecture we create and the spaces we inhabit. On a most fundamental level the volumes and spaces of the built environment are created to serve a function, yet they accomplish a great deal more.
We have a visceral reaction driving an emotional connection with our spaces. Our home at JUC is no exception. It has been home to hold ourselves in times of joy and times of pain. We've seen our children grow in our halls and classrooms from infants to inspired adults. We have said goodbye to those we cherish and found comfort within these walls and with each other.
Our identity is more than the sum of bricks and mortar. Our identity is the sum of the relationships we build and our unrelenting drive to better the world. Our home must serve our mission to deepen, connect and engage with our current membership and to welcome those yet to arrive. It will be a challenge for many of us to say goodbye to our sacred space and that is because of the amazing spiritual and life altering moments it has facilitated. We must address our future needs in order to truly live into our values. I hope you will join us in holding in our hearts where we are, where we have been and make real the dream of tomorrow.
On Sunday, October 15 at 12:30 p.m. we will have our Fall congregational meeting where together we will envision the next chapter of our shared home. Please join us; to share, to listen, and to dream of our tomorrow.
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