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UUCDC Building Use

  1. UUCDC seeks to make our facilities available to the people of the community where they may satisfy their needs for devotion, work, study, discussions, concerns for public issues, or recreation. We do not assume responsibility for the opinions or activities of any organization/individual which is not officially connected with this church. Permission to use Church facilities does not necessarily constitute endorsement of the group or its goals.
  2. Space at UUCDC may be rented by any group or function whose purpose, goals, ideals or philosophy is not inconsistent with the broad ideals of the Church, except for fund raising for a specific political candidate or candidates.
  3. Renters will specify in their publicity that “meetings held at the Unitarian Universalist Church” rather than using language which may imply that there is sponsorship by or affiliation with the Church.
  4. Priority for events is determined on a first-come-first-served basis. However, church sponsored events have priority where possible over requests for building use from non-church groups and individuals.  
  5. Use by individual church members is not considered church use. Church members in good standing[1] may use the church facilities free of charge for “life passage events” such as weddings, memorial or funeral services, child dedications or any ceremonial event with a minister performing ritual. All other use of church facilities by members will be at the normal rental rate. In case of such rental, all normal rental rules and regulations apply.

[1] A member in good standing is someone who has signed the membership book and has a payment of at least $100 against a pledge in the current or previous calendar year.

UUCDC Rental Rules and Regulations

  1. All persons applying for use of the facility must be at least 21 years old.
  2. A deposit of 50% is required with the written contract. Full payment is required 7 days prior to the event. The key can be picked up when the balance of the contract is paid.
  3. Cancellation less than 30 days prior to the event will result in forfeiture of the deposit.
  4. If there is any breakage or damage during the event, the lessee will be responsible for the costs of any such damage. The church reserves the right to require a damage deposit prior to the agreement. A $25 key deposit is also required.
  5. The building and all equipment must be left in a clean and orderly fashion. (See checklist below for specific clean up responsibilities.) 
  6. The Church reserves the right to remove from the premises any person or group who is deemed by its representatives to present him or herself in a disorderly fashion.
  7. Arrangement for delivery of any equipment rented for an event must be prior to the event and such equipment removed prior to 9:00 am the following day. Any exceptions to this must be negotiated in advance with the church office.
  8. The following are strictly prohibited:
a) throwing of rice, bird seed, confetti, paper rose petals (exception - fresh flower petals)
b) flowers or plants placed on the floor without protective covering; Any of these properly placed, must be removed immediately following the event
c) thumb tacks, nails, or tape on walls or woodwork (exceptions may be arranged at time of rental)
d) fires (other than candles) except by special permission
e) smoking anywhere within the building
f) use of the playground except by prior arrangement

Clean Up Check List

  1. Take out garbage. Cardboard and white paper are recycled and go into the dumpster so marked. All other trash should be placed in the other dumpster. NO food items should be left inside the church.
  2. Sweep/vacuum floors as necessary. Mop if needed.
  3. Wipe down and put away all tables and chairs.
  4. Pick up any litter at entry ways.
  5. Take away any pamphlets, brochures or other material from your event.
  6. ALL lights must be turned out. Note: the night light outside the upstairs bathroom is on a light sensor and cannot be turned off.
  7. Turn off all fans (including exhaust fan in Fellowship Hall).
  8. All doors and windows must be closed and locked. The outside doors can still be opened from the inside when locked. This allows that persons remaining in the building can leave after the doors have been locked.

                If the guidelines are not adhered to, the user may forfeit the right to use the facilities and the function will be terminated by the Church.

Description of Facilities

  1. Sanctuary: This is a place for worship, ceremonies, concerts, and suitable meetings and other events. It features a wood beamed cathedral ceiling and large windows which provide a view of the wooded grounds. In this room, no material may be affixed to the walls, or other surfaces by means of any fasteners such as nails, screws, etc. Tape may not be affixed to the walls or any painted surface. Food and/or beverages may not be brought into this room except by special permission. Seating may be arranged to suit the needs of the lessee but must be returned to the arrangement it was found in. This room is equipped with an assistive listening system and audio equipment. Capacity is 220 persons.
  2. Fellowship Hall: Newly remodeled with kitchenette and new flooring. The architecture and views from this facility are similar to that of the sanctuary. Seating may be arranged to suit the needs of the lessee. Capacity is up to 120 persons (depending on setup).
  3. McClennen Room: Equipped with wall mounted TV, computer HDMI hookups, and DVD/BluRay player. This room can hold up to 20-25 people.
  4. Youth Room: Equipped with wall mounted TV, computer HDMI hookups, and DVD/BluRay player. This room can hold 10-15 people. 
  5. Lower Classroom 2 and The Owl’s Nest classrooms: Equipped with wall mounted TV, computer HDMI hookups, and DVD/BluRay player. Chairs may be taken to classrooms for meetings of 15 persons or less. They must be returned after the meeting. None of the materials in the day school classrooms should be used by any renter.  These classrooms hold up to 15 people each.
  6. Chapel: This more intimate space is located on the lower level and is adjacent to two classrooms. Seating may be arranged to suit the needs of the lessee. Equipped with wall mounted TV, computer HDMI hookups, and DVD/BluRay player. Capacity is up to 75 persons.

Usage Fees

Members in good standing are eligible to receive a discounted rate. [1]  Further reduction of rates for special circumstances may be made on a case by case basis. Contact the church office.

[1] A member in good standing is someone who has signed the membership book and has a payment of at least $100 against a pledge in the current or previous calendar year.

 

    Rental Fee Schedule

1st Hour Additional Cost per hour Ex: Event Length Ex: Event Cost Overtime/Hr
Wedding (Ceremony only)* $750 None 1 hr $750 $100
* This includes rooms for use of changing/storing belongings, rehearsal, sound system, and event coordinator          
Wedding (Ceremony and reception)* $600 $200 4 hrs $1,200 $65
* This includes rooms for use of changing/storing belongings, rehearsal, sound system, kitchenette, Fellowship Hall use, tables/chairs, and event coordinator          
Memorial Service (Ceremony and reception)* $175 $100 2.5 hrs $325 $65
* This includes rooms for use of respite/storing belongings, sound system, and event coordinator          
Event or Party* $175 $100 2 hrs $275  $65
* This includes use of kitchenette, Fellowship Hall, tables/chairs, and event coordinator                    
Non-profit business meeting/seminar* $75 $25 8 hrs $550 $25
* This includes use of technology enabled room, tables/chairs          
Sanctuary Rental $200 $150 2 hrs $350 $65
Fellowship Hall Rental $150 $100 2 hrs $250 $65
Chapel Rentals $100 $25 2 hrs $125 $25
McClennen/Classroom/Youth $45 $25 1.5 hrs $57.50 $25
Entire Building $400 $150 6 hrs $1,150 $100
Parking Lot (donation in kind suggested)          

Other Fees:  

  1. Key Deposit of $25 to be returned at conclusion of event
  2. Any officiant or musician fees are separate and payable to the respective parties
  3. Classes or meetings that are "drop in" style are charged per head, typically $1-2 per person in attendance

Continue to the Rental Agreement

Questions? Contact church office or Special Events Coordinator