Expanding Our Vision: Making Room for You!

Latest News

  • EOV Building Renovation and Expansion Update Front plaza – This space is intended for pedestrians ONLY. Due to recent issues with vehicles driving onto the plaza, we are looking into placing large planters or bollards along the edge of the black asphalt circular drive. Sidewalk on Rambling Road – Cars should NOT park along that sidewalk. Because they cannot get off the road, as they could previously, cars there obstruct neighborhood traffic. The same is true of the sidewalk along Cheatham Drive. Rambling Road parking lot improvements – There is now curbing around the islands as well as drainage to prevent standing water between the islands. The storm water drain near the woods has been reworked to function properly.  Re-coating and re-striping will occur as soon as it can be scheduled so as to not interfere with UUFA functions. Sanctuary We are very aware of the echo issues in the sanctuary, and knew that removal of curved walls would affect the acoustics. Sound absorption panels will be installed by the first of the year. Additional acoustic treatments will be added if needed. Brent Litch is supervising these efforts. New sanctuary chairs should arrive the first week of January. Welcome and Fellowship Halls furnishings New soft furniture and small tables are being purchased to complement the three teal pews which were kept from the sanctuary. There are 120 new folding chairs for the Fellowship Hall. (Some are being used temporarily in the sanctuary.) Habitat ReStore was glad to get the old metal folding chairs. A new welcoming station where visitors are greeted is being purchased. Art work – Paintings are being hung and a new system for hanging displays installed. Patio – The Children & Youth RE committee authorized use of Seeds for Seedlings funds to purchase retractable awnings for the new patio. Thank you for your patience and understanding during disruptions in these last few weeks of the renovation project. Building Dedication – Sunday morning, January 13 Public Grand Opening Celebration – Saturday afternoon, January 19 ————————————————————————————

You are invited to use the new 45-space parking lot off of Cheatham Road for additional parking!!  Enjoy a nice walk to the building on a paved (and, at night, lighted) path.

Document Links Below

History of the Project
Power Point from the Congregational Town Hall on March 4.
Floor Plan
Landscape Master Plan


Iva King & Herb West are the UUFA representatives who meet and interact regularly with the contractors and architects.  All questions or concerns should be addressed to one of them:

Iva King



Herb West



Capital Campaign Commitments

New or additional Capital Campaign Commitments are still needed, especially from new members or anyone else who hasn't yet made a pledge to the building campaign. Click here for a Capital Campaign Commitment form to print, fill out and sign, and turn in (or email) to Shaye Gambrell, our Congregational Administrator; John Olive, the Building Project Treasurer; or Herb West, Capital Campaign Chair.  Donor recognition opportunities are also available.

If you have not paid your Capital Campaign Commitment in full, please consider doing so before the end of 2018.  The sooner you can pay off your commitment, the less money the Fellowship will have to borrow, thus lowering our interest expense and eventual mortgage payment.

Building Project Committee

Iva King, Chair
Bob McArthur, Board Representative
John Olive, Project Treasurer (Naming and recognition sub-committee)
Herb West, Ministry Council Representative (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)
Rev. Alison Eskildsen

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