Monday, May 24, 2021

Wildhorse Foundation Grant to the Friends of The Historic Union Community Hall for the Catherine Creek Community Center

 The Friends of the Historic Union Community Hall operating the Catherine Creek Community Center in Union Oregon is excited to announce that the nonprofit has received a generous grant from the Wildhorse Foundation.  Funding from the Wildhorse Foundation, operated by The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) will be used for the Catherine Creek Community Center Roof Repair.


The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) is a modern Tribal Government representing the Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla people, who have lived in this region for thousands of years. Each year the Wildhorse Foundation makes grants to eligible organizations in the  homeland area now known as northeastern Oregon and southeastern Washington Morrow, Umatilla, Union and Wallowa counties in Oregon and Benton, Columbia and Walla Walla Counties in Washington, along with Native American organizations in the Pacific Northwest region.


The Friends of the Historic Union Community Hall acknowledges and thanks the Wildhorse Foundation for the opportunity to support the preservation of this historic brick structure. This grande building formerly known as the Union United Methodist Church was built in 1905 and has been a home for religious services as well community gatherings and events since its construction.


Wildhorse Foundation dollars will support a large percentage of the repair of the steep gabled roof system.  The Friends of the Historic Union Community Hall will be organizing fundraising activities over the next few months to help raise the additional dollars needed to complete the roof repair and secure the building for future generations. 


You can view more information about upcoming fundraisers, The Wildhorse Foundation and the roof project at www.CatherineCreekCommunityCenter.com or view our exterior display when you come to Union for the Eastern Oregon LiveStock Show the first full week of June or the Union County Fireworks display on the Fourth of July. 



Sunday, May 23, 2021

Food Pantry Coming Soon to The Catherine Creek Community Center

 The Catherine Creek Community Center will soon provide a Food Pantry at the 667 N Main Street Location!

The volunteer group has participated in Food Handlers Training, had a site visit and is now finalizing requirments to begin operation. 

To assure a continuation of services, volunteers from Catherine Creek Community Center visited the Union Food Pantry operated by the Union Baptist Church at 1531 S Main St. Union OR 97883.  The Union Baptist Church opens the Food Pantry once a month for services and has been orperating at the location for eight years. 

Opening date for Union Food Pantry at the Catherine Creek Community Center will be announced. 



Community Resource Center at The Catherine Creek Community Center funded by Oregon Community Foundation

 


The Friends of The Historic Union Community Hall operating the Catherine Creek Community Center in Union Oregon is pleased to announce that the organization has received an award by the Oregon Community Foundation.  


The grant request, for a Community Resource Center, will be an asset to the local community of Union Oregon.  The grant request will include staff, three computers, resource literature and bookshelves for public use.  The Catherine Creek Community Center Community Resource Center will be open Fridays from 9:00-2:00 beginning June 2021 with extended hours posted later this summer. 


Terra Richter, Board President writes, “The Oregon Community Foundation dollars will allow our organization to provide a needed service to our community.  Union residents can use our computers, printers and staff to access local and regional services.”


The funds that supported the Oregon Community Foundation Grant are: the Glen and Jean McKenzie Fund of Oregon Community Foundation, Robert W. Chandler Fund of Oregon Community Foundation and the Northeast Oregon Heritage Fund of Oregon Community Foundation.  


The Catherine Creek Community Center is now open for booking.  The historic Union Main Street location hosts an impressive Chapel with grand stained glass windows. In addition to Chapel rental for weddings and family events, the building includes a meeting hall, office desk is available for rent as well as an approved kitchen facility.  For rental and contact information see our website at www.CatherineCreekCommunityCenter.com


The Community Resource Center at the Catherine Creek Community Center, funded by Oregon Community Foundation dollars,  is one of several programs that the Board of the Catherine Creek Community Center has been developing.  Additional programming will include a Food Pantry, Memorial Wall and a Community History Project located at: Union Community History Project  As the volunteer program develops, Covid-19 restrictions are addressed and resources are sought, the Friends of The Historic Union Community Hall will continue to bring responsive programming to Union Oregon.   Community input in program development is encouraged.    


The Friends of The Historic Union Community Hall has worked to  address access to all.  The Community Resource Center will include a desk designed to compliment wheelchairs, access to our newly enlarged ADA Bathroom and existing wheelchair ramps. 



Sunday, April 25, 2021

Catherine Creek Community Center Open House- A Huge Success!

 
Bourbon Bill, Mike Riley playing music at Catherine Creek Community Center Grand Opening!

 

The Catherine Creek Commnuity Center, Open House was a huge success. The Board members were excited to present the freshly painted building and program thoughts to the community.


The highlights of the evening included live music in the Chapel, a wide selection of cookies freshly baked from supporters and the Union Fountain. Mr. Colt Haney arranged the music lineup. 

The evening ended with a drawing!  The prizes included $100 Gift Certificate from The Union Market, 1 chord of wood, two picutres by Maxine Meyers or a beautiful acoustic guitar! 

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Catherine Creek Community Center Open House April 24th


 

Raffle in support of an ADA Restroom at the Catherine Creek Community Center


 

The Friends of The Historic Union Community Hall is hosting a raffle.  Drawing to be held on April 24th during our Open House!  

Proceeds will be used to suuport enlarging our current bathroom to meet ADA requirments.


Thank you for your continued support! 


Monday, April 5, 2021

Chapel at Catherine Creek Community Center an ideal Wedding Venue in Union County Oregon

 


The Chapel at Catherine Creek Community Center now offers an ideal location for your wedding.  The century old building contains spetacular stained glass windows as a back drop for your event. 

The Chapel at Catherine Creek Community Center can also be rented with the community hall. 

Eastern Oregon Wedding Chapel



Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Catherine Creek Community Center A New Name for a Historic Building

The Friends of the Historic Union Community Hall have selected the name the Catherine Creek Community Center for the newly purchased property located at 667 N Main in Union Oregon. 

The as the new nonprofit work to rehibilitate the building formerly known as the Union United Methodist Church, it became apprarent that the location needed a name to better reflect the goals of the community center. 

 The Catherine Creek Community Center was named after Catherine Creek which flows through the the community of Union Oregon. 

Friday, February 26, 2021

Purchase Completed!

 The Friends of The Historic Union Community Hall are excited to announce that the purchase of the former Union United Methodist Church Property is complete!


The ability to purchase this historic building is the result of many donations from individuals, civic and non-profit organizations and local businesses.  Over $25,000 was gathered from the community in order to purchase the property on Main Street in Union.  Many thanks to everyone who donated.


The Friends of The Historic Union Community Hall are overwhelmed by the support of our local community for this project. “Union’s residents, regional businesses and service providers have been a driving force since our organization's conception in February 2020”, President Terra Richter said.


Even though a large hurdle has been achieved, there is a lot of work ahead for the Friends of The Historic Union Community Hall.  The building is in need of rehabilitation with several large projects requiring immediate attention and funding. Planning for a wide range of future activities and programming is also on the immediate horizon.  The building will be available for rent for community events very soon.   


A socially distanced Open House with an online viewing option will take place at the end of April. During this event, we will tour the building, announce our volunteer program and update the public on upcoming events and publicly thank the organizations that have assisted in the purchase of this beloved landmark. 


Check our website at www.historicunioncommunityhall.org to schedule events and activities or sign up as a volunteer. You can also email us at HistoricUnionCommunityHall@gmail.com

Monday, December 14, 2020

Strengthening our Community by Preserving our History




Strengthening out Community by Preserving our History

Due to the efforts of Union's citzien to-date, the 501(c)(3) public charity, The Historic Union Community Hall, are now one step closer to the goal of purchasing the former Union United Methodist Church located at 667 N Main Street. Together with your support, we can preserve this beautiful century old brick building with breathtaking stained glass windows, and continue to strenthen our community.

We request your support as we mover closer to preserving Union's Hsitoric landmark. You can paritipcate in our missins by purchasinf our colorful Union Cookbook, enggaging on our upcoming events, volunteering or provide a donation to The Freinds of Teh Hsitoric Union Commnuity Hall.

Your donation can be clasimed on your taxes. Additoinally, THE CARES ACT passed in late march instituted a provision allowing people to dedcut $300.00 for charitable contributions. Deductions under THE CARES ACT must be in cash ( including checks and credit card paymenrs) and given to a 501 (c)(3) publich charity such as The Freinds of The Historuc Union Community Hall.


You can also double your impance by gogin to the Hsitoric Union Community Hall page on

the Oregon Culture Trust website at:

https://culturaltrust.org/get-involved/nonprofits/friends-of-the-historic-union-community-hall/



Thank you for your efforst!

for more information

email: HistoricUnionCommunityHall@gmail.com

or call 541-905-0102


 


Union Community Cookbook!


The Union Community Cookbook are Ready to Order
$25 per book, with blank recipe pages to add your own recipes.

Email: HistoricUnionCommunityHall@gmail.com or call 541-905-0102 to place your order!


 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Friends of The Historic Union Community Hall, Inc. shall be to: Foster community relationships, Provide and encourage par...