The Expanding Our Vision project’s charge is to help UUFA fulfill its mission and vision by creating spaces for growth and for deeper connections among members, friends, and the community.

Progress Report

The EOV Building Project Committee shared a Progress Report with the Fellowship on Sunday, October 29th. If you missed that presentation, you may view the Power Point, including the latest version of the floor plan, by clicking here.

We passed an important milestone October 5th when the Athens Clarke County Planning Commission decided to recommend full approval of UUFA’s Special Use Permit. Thanks to the careful planning done by Koons Environmental Design, and the EOV Committee’s contact with neighbors, there was no opposition to expansion of our parking. The Planning Commission also voted to not require us to put in a sidewalk along Timothy Road which is a huge relief!

However, those recommendations must be ratified by the Mayor and Commissioners on November 7th.  If you wish to contact your commissioner expressing your support of our project, please do so before the November 7th Mayor and Commissioners meeting.  The names and emails for commissioners can be found on the ACC website.

Houser Walker Architects have now moved into the Design Development phase of their work. The EOV committee is working with them and the CloverLeaf contractors to further define architectural details and the costs associated with various finishes, etc.


  • Fall 2017:  Secure planning/zoning approval; finalize construction-level documents
  • Winter 2018:  Secure permits; finalize plans
  • March – October 2018:  Construction
    • Phase 1:  Construction of New Addition – Approx. March through mid- to late-June 2018
      • Main entrance temporarily relocated to RE Door next to parking lot and down RE hall through Fellowship Hall
      • Administration offices temporarily relocated, possibly to an RE classroom
      • Access to Sanctuary is through the Fellowship Hall
      • Access to old admin wing (sofa room, youth room) is through the Fellowship Hall and Sanctuary
      • New entrance, Gathering Hall, new Administrative Offices, new conference room, and new large Multi-purpose room constructed
      • Some meetings and activities may be temporarily relocated to other rooms or even off-site
    • Phase 2:  Renovation of existing Fellowship Hall – Approx. mid- to late-June through July 2018
      • Main entrance is moved to the new main entrance in the newly constructed Gathering Hall
      • New administrative offices (administrator, CRE, Minister), new conference room, new multi-purpose room, and new bathrooms are put into use.
      • Access to RE classrooms and kitchen is through the RE hall; no direct indoor connection (temporarily) between RE wing and Sanctuary and new addition
    • Phase 3:  Renovation of Sanctuary – Approx. August & September 2018
      • Renovated Fellowship Hall will open up to new Gathering Hall and RE classroom wing
      • Sanctuary will be inaccessible during this phase
      • Worship services will be held in expanded Fellowship Hall/Gathering Space
  • Late October 2018 – Construction is completed!

NOTE:  There will be disruptions and relocation of activities during the construction–some to other areas onsite and some offsite.  The Board, Ministry Council, and Staff will guide UUFA through this process.  Stay tuned for more details.

We want to hear from you!

EOV Building Project Committee (BPC):

Iva King, Chair
Bob McArthur, Board Representative
John Olive, Project Treasurer (Naming and recognition sub-committee)
Herb West, Ministry Council Rep. (Sanctuary function and design sub-committee)
Roger Moore (Landscape sub-committee)
Sarah Cook (Playground and RE sub-committee)
Jane Mayer (Administration and Meeting Spaces sub-committee)
Carol-Lee Baker (Kitchen sub-committee)
Barb Schell (Aesthetics sub-committee)

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Project History:

For a short history of the project including links to major documents, click here.