An update on our upcoming move, from our Board President, Elaine LeCain:
As of January 2, 2018, we will begin relocating to our new rented space at the First Congregational Church at 5 Real Road. We will have use of Huber Chapel on Sunday mornings from 9 am until 1 pm. We will share nursery space and babysitters for our youngest children on Sunday mornings and will also have our own classroom space for three additional Religious Exploration classes. One of those classrooms will be available in the evening twice weekly for our use. Our minister will have office space one day a week. In addition we will have access to the large gathering place (Plymouth Hall) twice during the year for activities of our choice.
We will have an intergenerational, whole church celebration and worship service on December 31st. We will be designing and making a worship piece to take with us for our first service together at 5 Real Road on January 7, 2018. In addition we will enjoy a delicious lunch and have a packing party to gather up the last unpacked portions of the Activities Building and our Sanctuary and kitchen. The moving van will arrive on January 4 to transport our boxes, chairs, and books to our new home. We will have an unpacking party on January 4th and 5th as we prepare for our worship service on January 7.
We are busy planning and thinking about all the parts and pieces we will need to have a coordinated, successful move. We ask that current members and friends please respond eagerly to those requests for help as we move forward. There will be many opportunities for us to work together as we transition from our old home to our new one.
There will also be many opportunities for us to stretch and grow individually and collectively as we move together. We will learn to be gracious resident guests, adapt to new surroundings, learn new routines for our “coffee hour”, and “roll with the changes” with good humor and a sense of adventure.
I am so looking forward to exploring with you who we can become as a community of spiritual seekers free of the constraints of property to manage. What can we accomplish as people of good will to transform our community when our full focus can be upon that transformation? What kind of people can we be as we take on more fully our first principle? What kinds of growth will we find in this new year of opportunity and adventure?