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Ground Breaking Ceremony and Building Fund Update
July 24, 2014, 4:26 pm
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Bridging the Gap:  The Time to Give Is Now!

Some friends and members have said they not sure when would be the best time to donate to the renovation project: Will there be another capital campaign in the fall of 2015? Should I hold off donating now?

Please don’t be confused by timing and possible giving campaigns–the time to give is NOW!

UUSS has just received our loan approval, with up to $1.1 million needed to complete the project. Giving toward this amount will Bridge the Gap between money we have raised and received in bequests so far, and the total cost of the project.

Our goal is to minimize borrowed money, as soon as possible. If we raise the full amount, we won’t need a campaign to pay off a loan!  So, don’t wait for a future campaign to donate. The time to give is now.

One-time gifts or new commitments to the Building Fund over a 2-year period would be gratefully accepted. If you made a commitment to the Building Fund back during the 2012 Capital Campaign, please consider extending your donation amount for another year or two.

Every dollar given now can help UUSS avoid up to three dollars in payments to a bank later. Thank you for helping UUSS be in the best shape it can be financially as we begin construction!

The Gifts Keep Coming!

We are 1/10th of the way to Bridge the Gap. Many members, friends, ministers, and staff are coming forward with additional donations on top of their earlier Building Fund gifts. See Ginny Johnson or a UUSS minister if you’d like to participate with a gift at this promising time for UUSS.

On June 29, Nicholas Dold, our guest pianist, donated his honorarium and mileage reimbursement back to UUSS for the Building Fund! He completed his master’s in piano in Indiana just a year ago and began his career in San Francisco. Say thanks when you hear and see him again this month!

Groundbreaking Ceremony this Sunday, July 27

The groundbreaking ceremony will take place after the 10:00 a.m. service on July 27. We will say thank you and farewell to this UUSS home we have known and loved for so long. Stay after the service for some ceremonial shovelfuls of dirt, brief but inspiring words of celebration and remembrance, refreshments, and fellowship. This big day in our shared history is a big step in living our UUSS mission in the local community and region. Don’t miss this day!

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