Years of Regrowth - 1990 to 2006
During the 1990s the face of Bend began to change. The word got out about Bend's sunny weather and incredible recreation opportunities. Bend became a rapidly growing destination and retirement community. Some of those arriving were retirees from larger cities with well-established Unitarian Universalist churches.
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Years of Building & Preparation - 2013 to 2014
During Rev. Alex Holt’s ministry we started small group ministry/covenant groups, adopted a relational covenant, started a conflict management process, made some complex policy changes, and assisted the leadership team in restructuring our organization to meet the needs of building ownership. At the end of his ministry with us the congregation had over 160 members.
We completed a successful Capital Campaign for finalizing building funding, completed the planning and design phases for the New Home, and broke ground in September 2013.
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