Our partner, The Birch School
Our space is shared in the daytime during the week with The Birch School, with whom we have an unaffiliated but friendly relationship.
Rental of our space
Our facility is available for use at other times for weddings, funerals, memorial services, birthday celebrations, or public or private meetings. All questions about possible usage of the UUCRT building can be sent to board president Mike McGinn at email@example.com.
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The Building and Grounds Ministry
The Building and Grounds Ministry is responsible for maintaining and improving the property, real and personal, of the Congregation. It reviews all contracts essential to the maintenance of the building and grounds at least once a year. The Building and Grounds Ministry Leader is Jay Beaumont.
History of our Building
On September 12, 2006 our previous building at that location burned to ashes in an early-morning fire. We were temporarily housed at At. Annes Episcopal Church in Washingtonville, NY. At a special congregational meeting on March 2, 2008, the UUCRT unanimously passed a floor plan for rebuilding. The UUCRT committed itself to building green and secured the architectural services of Alfandre Architecture in New Paltz NY, with Rick Alfandre, a LEED certified architect committed to building environmentally sustainable buildings, and David Ekroth, a UU, as lead architect. The civil engineer was Troy Wojciekofsky, PE, Senior Project Manager at Fuss and O’Neill, located in Poughkeepsie NY. This firm ranks in the top 200 environmental firms in the country. The builder was Jim Hinze of Zion Church Builders in Mattawan MI.
Through monies from a capital campaign, insurance, and Chalice Lighter donations, our beautiful new building was completed in in the spring of 2010. The new building is approximately 6,000 square feet, and was designed for growth into the future. It contains the sanctuary, a fellowship hall, RE classrooms, and offices. The sanctuary holds up to 150 people.