Sunday Service Oct 21st – Our RE Director, Gienah Harris, will be at UUFBC to hold a modified Sunday Service. If you can, please come and share your joys and concerns of the past 12 days. Be in community with other members and friends that are going through trying times also. We will meet at our regular time of 10:30 and there will most likely be no electric, water, or potty facilities. Parking may also be a challenge as our regular entrance is blocked with downed trees. The property can be accessed by the exit on Lisenby. Folks can probably park in the shopping center that is located next door on Lisenby.
Sharing Our Facility – UUFBC is glad to have Mutual Aid Disaster Relief working out of our grounds and facility to provide supplies to those most in need. They are also assisting when they can in doing some cleanup efforts around the grounds. To read their story click here.
Building and Grounds Update – Our main building appears to have received some minor damage which appears to be from wind driven rain and the tree damage to our property has been extensive. There are probably 25+ trees that are down and blocking the main entrance. Parking on the front of our property is blocked by down trees and debris. Professional tree removal will be needed. (Pictures are posted on our Facebook page thanks to Gianna Phelps and Gienah Harris, our RE Director)
There will be no electric service for some time, which means our AC, well and septic system will not be available until electric service is restored. Our Email, website, and phone can all be monitored remotely through cloud access.
Our out buildings that were accommodating our RE classes have structural damage from fallen trees. Rain from the hurricane has also caused damage to the contents of the buildings. Our Little Red School house was also knocked off of its tie-down foundation. The building will have to be examined to determine if they can be repaired.
An insurance claim has been filed with Church Mutual and we are awaiting an inspection by an insurance adjuster. Our RE buildings are only covered for liability.
Member Update – Steve Dixon, Tiffany Sapp and Cheryl Kellogg have been tracking down members and regular attending friends. We are still not in contact with a few. We realize that some of these my have evacuated to safer areas or have no means of communicating their whereabouts. We still would like to hear from the following: Cliff Myers and Harriett Myers. We hope they will check in with UUFBC or if anyone has been in contact with any of these folks, could you please let Steve know by Facebook or message him.
Report Damages & Needs– Steve Dixon (firstname.lastname@example.org) is compiling a data base of damages and needs for members and regular friends of the fellowship. Please contact him with any requests for help that you may have. We have been contacted by several Florida UU fellowships that would like to offer assistance. The Southen UU District may also be able to give assistance. We realize that many folks still have not returned to their homes or do not have access to communication. When you do have needs in mind, please reach out and we will try and help.
Communications – Cheryl Kellogg will be regularly monitoring: email@example.com If you have questions or need other help, please contact our official email and your questions will be answered or directed to others that may be able to help.
Housing Offer – We have had several offers of housing. If anyone is interested in finding a temporary housing alternative please contact Steve Dixon.