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STRETCH GOAL: $15,000 Sanctuary restoration and accessibility project – to sensitively restore the pews, floors and interior using historically appropriate conservation methods and increase accessibility to the Sanctuary at the Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse of Provincetown.
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Image of a church pew. A pew and floor in the Sanctuary.

Sanctuary restoration and accessibility project at the Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse of Provincetown.

During this time when we cannot gather together in the UUMH of Provincetown, we want to use the time our temporarily going online affords to engage in stewardship of the historic interior of our Sanctuary.  We have been entrusted with a beautiful and historic building, and we want to preserve, restore and steward it, as well as increasing accesses for all members of our congregation and guests, now and into the future.

We will also improve accessibly and inclusion for members of the congregation and guests who use wheelchairs or scooters, by carefully removing one row of pews to create more room while being mindful of the historic integrity of the Sanctuary.

We have a budget of $20,000 for this work with a match of $10,000.  We are seeking to raise $10,000 from the congregation, UU’s worldwide, as well as friends and visitors.  You can donate online by credit card here, or mail a check payable to UUMH of Provincetown to PO Box 817, Provincetown, MA 02657. Please make a note “Sanctuary Restoration” in the memo field if donating by check.

Center aisle of a UU meetinghouse. Center aisle of the Meetinghouse.

This project is being undertaken in consultation between the Board and a member of the congregation with a master’s degree in historic preservation to sensitively restore the Meetinghouse pews, floors, hymnal racks, handrails, etc in a historically appropriate way.  We are keenly aware of both the emotional and historic significance of our building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and want to do our best to do this work in a historically appropriate way.

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Sanctuary Emergency Exit Door 15,000.00

To update the beautiful antique emergency exit door in the sanctuary, which has significant dry rot and is no longer air tight. This will involve a custom finish carpentry and painting project to adapt a code compliant emergency exit door and make it historically appropriate, while meeting the standards in the building and fire codes.

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