Wednesday, May 20, 2020

The Historic Union Community Hall



Link to the May 18th 2020 article:  https://www.lagrandeobserver.com/news/local/union-group-receives-grant-for-community-hall-project/article_7c72ef9c-994f-11ea-a548-3ba0358134a5.html



LA GRANDE — The Friends of The Historic Union Community Hall announced on Sunday it received a $5,000 technical assistance grant from The Ford Family Foundation to help establish the former Union United Methodist Church into a community and arts center.

The newly formed nonprofit in Union working to establish the former church into a community and arts center. Cherie Kausler with organization said the fund could arrive this week.

“We’re pretty excited,” she said.

The former Union United Methodist Church, with its outstanding stained glass windows and unique wood-adorned chapel, has been a center for the community for more than 100 years. In addition to church services, the building has been made available to the public for events, classes, weddings and more until its closure in 2019.

Saving the landmark building on Union’s Main Street from deterioration will be a monumental task, according to the press release from the Friends of The Historic Union Community Hall.

The local nonprofit formed after a signature drive in Union resulted in a significant number of community members demonstrating support for the creation of a community and arts center.

Kausler said the technical assistance grant will cover the cost of a feasibility study about the purchase and sustainability of converting the old church into a community center.

The organization also reported it is in search of stories and photos about the former Union United Methodist Church. If you have any, email image and stories to HistoricUnionCommunityHall@gmail.com.

For more information about The Friends of The Historic Union Community Hall or to support please see https://historicunioncommunityhall.blogspot.com/ or email Historic UnionCommunityHall@gmail.com.

Sunday, May 17, 2020

The Friends of The Historic Union Community Hall Receives A Technical Assistance Grant


The Friends of The Historic Union Community Hall, a newly formed nonprofit in Union Oregon, working to establish the former Union United Methodist Church into a community and arts center, is excited to announce that they have received the Technical Assistance Grant from The Ford Family Foundation. 


The former Union United Methodist Church, with its outstanding stained glass windows and unique wood adorned Chapel has been a center for the community for over 100 years.  In addition to Church services, the building has been made available to the public for events, classes, weddings, fundraisers and until its closure in 2019, Union Senior Meals.   


The historic building on Main Street Union is an outstanding statement of architecture.  Saving this landmark building from deterioration will be a monumental task.  The Technical Assistance Grant from The Ford Family Foundation will help guide The Friends of The Historic Union Community Hall to successfully provide the residents of Union with a location for community events and arts.


The Friends of the Historic Union Community Hall was formed after a signature drive in Union  resulted in a significant number of community members demonstrating support for the creation of a community and arts center. 


The Ford Family Foundation was established in 1957 by Kenneth W. and Hallie E. Ford. Its mission is “successful citizens and vital rural communities” in Oregon and Siskiyou County, California. The Foundation is located in Roseburg, Oregon, with a Scholarship office in Eugene.


The Friends of The Historic Union Community Hall is in search of stories and photos about the former Union United Methodist Church.  Please email any photos, stories that you may have about the historic Union building to HistoricUnionCommunityHall@gmail.com .


For more information about The Friends of The Historic Union Community Hall or to support please see https://historicunioncommunityhall.blogspot.com/ or email HistoricUnionCommunityHall@gmail.com .

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Joy Ann (McCullough) Smith



  
A wonderful supporter of the Union United Methodist Church Joy Ann Smith has passed.  
Joy Ann was civic minded and helped the community.  She also had volunteered with senior meals at the church and was involved in the Methodist Church preservation and The Friends of The Historic Union Community Hall. She was also involved in the ranger station preservation and an active member of the Union County Museum. She was a firm believer in “if you don’t like the way something is, you should make an effort to change it.”
Memorial contributions may be made to the City of Union Ranger Station Fund, P.O. Box 529, Union 97883; Friends of Historic Union Hall (Methodist Church Preservation), P.O. Box 275, Union; 97883; Union County Museum; or a charity of your choice.
Feel free to tell us your thoughts about our friend Joy Ann Smith

Friday, May 8, 2020

Mother's Day Potted Plant Sale





The pot were donated, the plants were donated. 100%  of your purchase goes to help save our Union United Methodist Church
Your purchase is appreciated!!
Call  or Text 541-910-7048 
Free delivery in Union 

(1) Our largest potted petunia.  The glazed pot is tan with darker shading. You are looking at a two wave petunias purchased locally.
$15.00
(2) SOLD! Potted petunias in a cute metal pot $15.00

(3) Small stripped glazed pot with a singe petunia $10.00
(4) SOLD! Petunia in tan $10.00 


(5) SOLD!  Petunia in pink $10.00 


(6) Petunia and a cute light yellow pot $10.00


(7) Petunia in light house mug $10.00

(8) Two black and white dainty cups each with a petunia $15.00

(9) Red hearts with petunia $9.00

(10) Rustic clay pot and petunia $5.00

(11) SOLD! Deep aqua blue glazed pot with wave petunia $10.00 

(12) SOLD!-Yellow and white checkered pot with petunias $10.00



(13) Light green pot and sweet little petunia
(14)SOLD!  Blue pot with petunia $10.00



Mail your check to 
Friends of The Historic Union Community Hall
57958 Hwy 237 Union
Or  Paypal information@echoeyes.com

For more information about The Historic Union Community Hall please see  https://historicunioncommunityhall.blogspot.com/






Thursday, May 7, 2020



The mission of the Friends of The Historic Union Community Hall, Inc. shall be to:
  • Foster community relationships,

  • Provide and encourage participation in community events for all age groups,

  • Support community charitable efforts,

  • Promote community educational opportunities,

  • Aid community art and cultural development,

  • Extend community communications to City of Union residents,

  • Manage and maintain the Historic Union Community Hall facilities,

  • Advocate for the historic structures on the property

Friday, May 1, 2020

Requests for Proposals Requested!

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
Due May 15, 2020

The Friends of the Historic Union Community Hall (501c(3)) filed organization is seeking technical assistance to determine the feasibility of purchasing and operating a historic property as a Community Events Center on Main Street in Union Oregon.

The Friends has received a grant for $5000.00. Proposals are being accepted until May 15, 2020 with work commencing June 1, 2020.

The Mission of the Friends of The Historic Union Community Hall, Inc. shall be to:
*Provide and Encourage Participation in Community events for all age groups
*Support Community Charitable Efforts
*Promote Community Educational Opportunities
*Aid Community Art and Cultural Development
*Extend Community Communications to City of Union Residents
*Manage and Maintain the Historic Union Community Hall Facilities

The Proposed Scope of Work for the Friends of The Historic Union Community Hall Technical Assistance Project shall include but not be limited to the following items:

*Design a Strategic Plan for The Friends of the Historic Union Community Hall
a. establish program goals
b. review marketing needs
c. develop an overall budget
d. review current business plan

*Create an Operation Plan for The Friends of the Historic Union Community Hall
a. Determine income potential
b. review current operation plan

*Design a Fundraising Plan for The Friends of the Historic Union Community Hall
a. identify potential donors
b. design possible granting sources
c.  outline a capital campaign
d. outline operational funding needs
e. outline funding opportunities

*Design/Enhance a Marketing Plan for The Friends of the Historic Union Community Hall

All proposals should include allocated hours per activity.  Maximum funds available to be allocated shall not exceed $5000.00
Please submit your Proposal to:
HistoricUnionCommunityHall@gmail.com.  Or you may call Cherie Kausler at 541-910-7048

Thank you,
Cherie Kausler-Secretary

 The Friends of The Historic Union Community Hall, Inc.

Mission Statement

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