Ground Breaking

On September 13, 2013, nearly two years after the beginning of the New Home Project we gathered at the spot of our future sanctuary to celebrate the occasion. After many speeches and songs, the corners of the future building were blessed with water from our Ingathering Ceremony. In true inclusive spirit of the New Home Project, each person had the opportunity to break ground with one of the many shovels. 


Opening Speeches, by Amy Falkenrath (UUFCO Board President) and Leslie Koc (UUFCO New Home Steering Committee Chair)

Speeches of Encouragement: Jodie Barram (Mayor Pro Tem of Bend) and Janine Larsen (District Executive of the Pacific Northwest District of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) 

Terry Sweetser (Vice President for Stewardship and Development of the Unitarian Universalist Association)

Katrina Foster, From UUA, reading beginning of letter from UUA President Peter Morales