MVUUF Building and Grounds
In 2003, MVUUF moved to our current location, 8690 Yankee Street. A wetland on a portion of the lot has been preserved as a natural area.
Architect Annette Miller created a space that is uplifting, inspiring, and uniquely Unitarian Universalist. The exterior of the building is suited to its wetland setting, and the windows on the east side of the sanctuary look out over the wetland.
The Yankee Street building is fully handicap accessible. It is also expandable in three directions: to the west, additional classrooms can be added to the RE wing; to the east, a fellowship hall can be added off the kitchen; and to the south, there is room to expand the sanctuary.
Moving a congregation is a major undertaking and an experience worthy of commemoration. The sanctuary features an art quilt as a backdrop to the pulpit. MVUUF member Gail Cyan’s creation incorporates the four directions, the four seasons, and symbols of many of the world’s religious traditions. Along the outside border, the quilt lists the names of all those who donated to our capital campaign.
Our property now includes a labyrinth, a memorial garden, and commemorative trees. We have upgraded the audio system and added to our video capabilities in the sanctuary.
Looking forward, we still hope to expand one day. The building has served us well so far and continues to offer possibilities for a bright future.