Sunday in Sharon, MA

Unitarian Church of Sharon, MA before their building project. There is now a structure behind and to the right of the sanctuary.

Sunday I had the pleasure of guest speaking and leading a program at the Unitarian Church of Sharon, MA with our district executive, William Zelazny.  Our focus was on the possibilities and potential associated with a new building and a new minister arriving in the Fall, search willing.

Three weeks ago the Sharon congregation opened a new addition and renovation including a three level elevator.  I remember when my home congregation in Providence, RI, opened its new building after years of study, design and a lengthy build.

New buildings make us look at congregational life with fresh eyes.

  • How do we do this?
  • Where does that go?
  • How do people know to go from here to there?
  • What signs do we need?
  • Where do we need greeters?
  • How do we need to change?
  • How can we meet the opportunities of the days to come?
  • Now that we have a 5 start building, maybe we should have a five star…

Of course, these are all things we should be asking regularly even without new buildings.

Photo credit: Flickr

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