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Mexico House Building Trip, April 8–15, 2017

MexicoUpdate: Registration has been extended to January 15! See below to download the registration form.

Come on one of Los Altos UMC’s Mexico trips and put your faith into action! The next trip is scheduled for April 8–15, 2017. We will build simple two-room houses for working people in Tecate. This trip will change your life as you get to know and fall in love with the people of Mexico who live and work in conditions very different from ours.

No power tools are used and no prior experience is necessary, so these experiences are great for the whole family. You don’t have to participate at Los Altos UMC to come on the trip: if you are interested, you are welcome!

Download the trip overview, FAQs, and registration form or pick up print copies of the informational flyers and registration form in the church entry or Creekside lobby. Completed registration forms and deposits are due January 3, with later registrations accepted if space is available. For more information, contact Leslie Carmichael.

Sanctuary Building Committee Starts Feasibility Study

Our sanctuary renovation project moved an important step forward on June 26 when the Church Council, the governing body of LAUMC, unanimously approved that a feasibility study be conducted. Church Council authorized the Sanctuary Building Committee to hire the firm of Netzel Grigsby & Associates to perform this work and approved an Opportunity Fund grant of $37,000 for this purpose. This grant will cover all costs associated with the study, including the Netzel Grigsby contract and all associated costs necessary to support that firm’s work.

The feasibility study has three major objectives. First, it will assess LAUMC’s collective capacity and intent to support the proposed project. Specifically, the Church Council will gain a clear understanding of our financial capacity to support the capital spending required for the project. Second, and equally important, the study will provide a clear understanding of our capacity and readiness to sustainably support annual giving to LAUMC apart from these capital needs. Finally, we will gain a thorough understanding of our collective support of the project’s scope—to what degree it encompasses what we want done.

Work on this feasibility study has begun and will continue through October. At the study’s conclusion, Netzel Grigsby will report its summary findings along with recommendations for next steps. The Building Committee will share those results with the congregation through LAUMC’s communication channels.

The feasibility study is an important step in the project approval process, but certainly not the final one. At each step, we continue wanting to hear from you. Please email the Sanctuary Building Committee if you have further questions or comments about this study or the project.