Saturday, February 9, 2019

Ground Breaking Ceremony

We are breaking ground!  Construction at the Boulder Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship begins next week.  We invite the community to join us in a special service and ground-breaking ceremony on Sunday, February 10th.  Service honoring our history at 10 am, followed by a ground-breaking ceremony, outside, at 11:15.  Stay for cake!

Starting next week, you can find us the First United Methodist Church 1255 Centaur Village Drive (corner of S. Boulder Road) on Sundays at 12:30 until we move back into our renovated building in the fall of 2019. We are so grateful for their hospitality!  

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

A Message For Our Neighbors


Construction starts Monday, February 11, 2019! We are adding a new sanctuary, a wing to house our religious education programs, and other modifications to our existing structure and parking lots. Construction will begin February 11th and will continue for 9 months (270 days). We will vacate our present building during construction and will hold services at the First United Methodist Church located at 1255 Centaur Village Drive. The Contractor, Milo Construction Co., will fence off our property for security. We aren’t sure, at this time, where the fencing will be placed but we hope that access to informal social trails that run through our property will remain open during and after construction, but we can’t guarantee this. We want to be good neighbors and keep our neighbors informed about our construction progress: 1. For current information regarding construction, please refer to the BVUUF Building Committee Blog at: 2. For neighbors in Centaur Village North (BVUUF’s neighborhood): Periodic updates will be posted on Next Door (Centaur Village North) and Facebook (search for and like: Boulder Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.) 3. If you have issues that you would like to bring to the attention of the Building Committee, please email us at: 4. Contact the Office Manager if you need to reach us at (303) 665-4280 (phone calls will be transferred to temporary office location in Longmont) or at A Site Supervisor, from Milo Construction Co., will be onsite during construction. His name and cell phone number will be posted once construction starts. If you have friends or neighbors in the Centaur Village North neighborhood who might not see this message, won't you please share it with them? Thanks.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

We Did It!

We Are Making Room For Our Future

On the right hand side of your screen you'll see a heading entitled Important Sites to Visit.  Right under that title it says We Are Making Room For Our Future.  That link contains the Special Announcement of February 3, 2019 regarding the details for our big move.

Also:  Check out the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) on the upper right side of your screen:  lots of good information about the move to the Methodist church.

More to come....

Greetings, All--

1. Construction Contract Signed: Our contract with Milo Construction was signed on Friday, February 1, so our building project can proceed! Special thanks to Jim Highsmith, Joan Mulcahy, Robert Nichols, and Larry Sherwood for their significant contributions of time and expertise during our contract negotiations.      

2. Office moving to Longmont: Our office is moving to Office Evolution in Longmont this week. (Our mailing address and phone number will remain the same.) Office Manager Carol Pranschke is overseeing the packing and moving of the office and equipment. That process should be finished on Thursday, February 7. 

3. Last Service in our Building and Groundbreaking: Our last Sunday service in our building will be on February 10; it will be a single service starting at 10:00 a.m.Please join us for the Groundbreaking ceremony following the service!

4. Final Packing Parties - February 9, 10, 11All hands on deck! See important message from the Building Committee's Transition Team below!

5. Pledges Up to date: A big thanks to those who heeded our call to pay on your pledges in December! Treasurer Joan Mulcahy reports that our pledge receipts are now in line with where we have stood at this time in the previous 2 fiscal years!

So ... our Year of Adventure continues! As we move forward, let's all keep in mind this year's congregational goal: Maintaining and Strengthening Our Connections. 

In community,
Marky Lloyd
Board President

Important Message from Building Committee's Transition Team


Construction will start as soon as we are out of the building, or even before!  We need to pack up EVERYTHING not nailed down, and some things that ARE nailed down and store it in the pods or move it to its temporary location for the next nine months.

We need EVERYONE WHO CAN to help sort, pack, move, take things off the walls, etc.  Please plan to spend a little time helping out this week.
These are the times we will be working as a group:

Saturday February 9
10 am- 2 pm (or longer)
Packing up everything except what we need for Sunday's service.  Moving it into the storage unit or barn.
People with TRUCKS are appreciated: they can take some furniture to be donated.
Lunch will be served. 

Sunday February 10
11 am-12:30 pm
Help move to storage after service: chairs, tables, dais furniture, kids' furniture, welcome desk, etc.
Healthy snacks will be available.

Monday February 11
9 am- 1 pm
Move the kitchen, move AV equipment
Move anything left from Sunday

Please contact Ellen Saunders Duncan if you have childcare needs.

Note: If you don't want to do the heavy lifting, you can still help by offering to get the food and set it up for workers! Email Robyn ( or Juli ( if you want to help with food.