“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.” Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night
“The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.” Kalu Ndukwe Kalu
Our Pledge Campaign kickoff is underway beginning with the Canvass Luncheon on March 3 at the Costa Mesa Country Club after church. We hope and expect to see a huge number of OCUUCers there for this important annual startup of the Pledge campaign. Orange Coast cannot exist without donation pledges from our members and friends so please come and be generous in what you can give to support our church. Thanks!
A new Sanctuary Fund was established by the Board at the January 2018 meeting to accept and designate funds specifically for building our new Sanctuary. We already have contributions to the fund and are soliciting others, including checking with some recent donors who have not designated precisely where their donations should go. At this point we have approximately $35,000 in new contributions for this important fund. Good start!
As we ramp up our efforts to begin building our new Sanctuary there is much work to be done, including planning a Capital Campaign. Fortunately, a volunteer to coordinate and run this capital campaign has self-identified. Very Fortunate!
What does a "Sanctuary" look like, anyway? Sandie and I just came back from Goleta in Santa Barbara County and were part of a beautiful ceremony honoring the life of our beloved Minister Emeritus in the Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Congregation's Sanctuary. The service was beautiful, our reflections were poignant, the memories were exquisite, and the Sanctuary offered the perfect environment for this meeting of friends and mourners. It looks like this:
Live Oak has a membership slightly less than does Orange Coast so if they have built a sanctuary so can we! Let’s work toward turning our Daniels Hall into a meeting hall once we have our Sanctuary.