Prairie UU was founded more than 25 years ago,
but has never had a home of its own.

This will soon change!

Please follow along for updates regarding the Spirit of Life property
that will soon house our congregation…
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Spirit of Life Usage Request Form
Twenty five years after Prairie was founded we are now starting an exciting new chapter!  A new home is being prepared for our exclusive use, first as a rental, later as a purchase.  There will be a few phases as we work through the process of preparing the property for rental.  During this first phase the house is available for meetings, lectures, dinners etc.
To take advantage of this wonderful resource we are putting a process in place to ensure we don’t have double bookings and that the house is clean and ready for guests! PUUC is not being charged for usage (the minimal rent Prairie is currently paying only covers storage). We need to be respectful of the space and do our bit to leave the house in good shape for the next group. The property owner will be hiring a cleaning service for deep cleaning, again at no cost to PUUC however visitors will be expected to tidy up after themselves.
With concerns for the safety of guests we are respectfully requesting that no alcohol be served on the premises and no open flames (including the fireplace).
If you are interested in utilizing this generous resource please complete the form below.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact Susan Reardon.
We hope that your event is successful and your group has an enjoyable experience!

Spirit of Life Usage Request Form

 

 

Spirit of Life Property Update, May 9, 2024 ~ Susan Reardon

We received very exciting news this week!
Highlights
  • No sprinkler system required (if second floor storage only)
  • Usage of the basement for assembly use approved
  • Exterior stairs only approved
  • Contract signed with Civil Engineering company
Details
  • County Responds
    • Sprinkler system – The county planner reviewed our current architectural drawings for code compliance and confirmed that if we designate the second floor as noncombustible storage only, and install a fire barrier between the first and second floors, we do not have to install a sprinkler system.
    • Ceiling Height – The required fire barrier between the first and second floors will add thickness to the first floor ceiling. The new ceiling height will violate the minimum required height for a commercial building, however the county planner will accept this variance to the code since the ceiling is slightly lower to meet the fire code.
    • Basement Assembly Space – The building was originally described as a three story structure. Any assembly building with two or more stories is required to have a sprinkler. Our house has now been re-defined as a one story with a basement below and storage above. This is an important distinction allowing us to use the basement as an assembly space, not just storage.
  • Stairways
    • Code violation – The interior staircases do not meet commercial code requirements. The staircase from the first floor to the basement was built against the main beam that supports the house, preventing us from modifying it to meet the codes without reversing the direction.
    • Interior to Exterior only Stairways – both interior staircases will be removed and new code compliant ones will be constructed exterior to the building on the North side.
      • The current staircases have to be completely removed and rebuilt to meet codes
      • The second floor can only be used as storage so members won’t need ready access.
      • There are several advantages to this change. The foyer to the church will be almost 4 feet wider, allowing for a generous welcome area as you enter, and providing space for greeters as well as a rack with information, order of service and name tags.
      • Another advantage is the access to the classrooms and bathrooms (current garage area) can be in the center of that wall where the staircase currently is
        • With the current interior stairs the entrance would be through the fireplace room disrupting the RE class whenever someone went to the bathroom
        • Moving the entrance to the classrooms/bathrooms is a more efficient use of the space, picking up 74 square feet of usable space to add to the classroom areas. The hallway will now be short and straight instead of longer with a turn.
  • Basement/Lower level
    • Bathroom
      • With the newly approved assembly use of the basement, we can locate the third bathroom to the lower level, increasing the classroom space upstairs (note: three bathrooms are required based on the occupancy calculations for the building)
      • The bathroom will be located in the NW corner for access to the septic tank.
      • The DYI walls installed by the previous owner will be removed opening up the remaining space
    • Fire Codes – With the occupancy rating for that level, one exterior door and one accessible window are adequate
    • First Floor Live Loads
      • to meet the requirements for an assembly building, the first floor needs to meet 100 pounds per square foot (psf) live load. It is currently rated at 40 psf. This is a challenging structural change to the existing structure.
      • Our structural engineer has calculated that we will have to add two additional large metal beams in the basement ceiling. Each will be supported by three columns. We will also have to sister the floor joists.
      • Since the basement will have additional columns, and the bathroom needs to be in the NW corner, opening up the space by removing the existing interior walls will give more flexibility of use to the space
Next Steps
  • Finalize drawings with architectural firm
  • Perform studies required by county
    • A Civil Engineering firm has been selected, contact signed
      • Grading and Drainage Plan
      • Stormwater Quality recommendations
      • GESC Plan and Report
      • Phase II Drainage Report
      • Construction Plans for property work
      • Traffic Impact analysis
  • Solicit bids to engineering firms to created the construction drawings from the architectural drawings
  • Prepare information required for the Site Improvement Plan (SIP) that is submitted to the county
  • Once the SIP is approved we can apply for our permits to begin construction
Usage of the Property
Church members who would like to utilize the building, please fill out the Usage Request Form. Our appreciation goes out to Claudia Van Buren for volunteering to coordinate scheduling. Her efforts will prevent double bookings and to ensure the building is available and ready for use.
If you have any questions about the renovations please do not hesitate to contact me (Susan). Any questions about use of the property please contact Claudia Van Buren at [email protected].
Susan Reardon
Chairman, Spirit of Life Property Committee
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Spirit of Life Update, April 15, 2024 ~ Susan Reardon
Current Property Usage
It is wonderful that so many events are being held at the property during this transition phase!  To ensure we don’t have double bookings, we have created a new Spirit of Life Usage Form.  It is conveniently located on the website under the Spirit of Life Update section.  Any church member who would like to plan a PUUC event can now click on the link and fill out a few questions.  They will be informed if the date is approved.  
As a reminder PUUC is only paying $150 per month for storage.  We are not currently paying rent for usage.  The doors of Baldwin Gulch are open for our use by the generosity of the owner.
We all need to work together to maintain property and be respectful of the space.  Guests should be aware that contractors will be coming through who may have muddy boots etc.  PUUC members booking the building will need to do a quick check prior to the start of their event to ensure it is ready, and will be expected to do a quick tidy before they leave.  An exit checklist will be posted.  The Spirit of Life LLC, not PUUC, will be paying for a cleaning service to come in monthly for a more thorough cleaning
Soliciting Construction Estimate
To get an estimate to build an addition for the sanctuary, the structural engineer required a soil sample to do calculations necessary to determine the type of foundation.  Prior to having the soil sample taken, we needed to have a company that locates and marks the private utilities (electric  to the barn and well electric and water) as well as public utilities marked.  All utilities private and public were marked, soil samples taken, the report submitted to the structural engineer for analysis.
Building Codes – Sprinkler
We are continuing to pursue what modifications we can make to our building plans to alleviate the requirement of the expensive sprinkler system.  The plans that we submit to the county for preliminary review will be a “Wish List” drawing.  After this review, we may have to eliminate or make more adjustments to our concept.  The current drawing converts the second floor to noncombustible storage (two story assembly buildings require sprinklers).  We are showing the basement level as assembly space for the preliminary submission, with the understanding that this may have to be storage.
Building Codes – Bathrooms
To have the sanctuary addition with capacity of 100 people, we need an additional bathroom (total of three).  In our Wish List drawing we have the third bathroom in the basement.  Two ADA bathrooms would be installed in the current garage space (along with two classrooms).
Building Codes – Stairways
Neither the stairs from the first to second floor, nor the stairs from first floor to basement conform with current safety standards and access requirements.  Since they have to be removed regardless, and we can only use the second floor for storage, we are exploring the option of having external stairs on the North side of the building.  The advantage of this is lower cost, opening up our foyer/greeting area, allowing more efficient access to our garage area (square footage goes to classrooms instead of hallways).  The obvious disadvantage is access to the basement and storage upstairs would be external.
Site Improvement Plan (SIP)
The analyses that are required by the county to convert a residence to an assembly building involve performing various studies on the property itself. One of these is a traffic analysis.  We have reached out to four companies for quotes.  The two quotes that have been submitted are $7500 and $8230.
Grounds
After the last large snowstorm a significant number of branches came down on the evergreens West of the building, partially blocking the driveway and turn around.  The limbs were cut down and removed to open up access to the parking area.
Current Building
A brand new, high efficiency, quiet dishwasher has been installed.  Along with the dishes that were purchased and donated we can now “Go Green” for all events.
The existing bathroom door latch was replaced this week.
A sturdy, industrial handicapped ramp has been purchased and installed for the front entrance for the convenience of guests.
Donated picnic tables have been transported to the property for outdoor use.  If you have a table that you would like to donate please let us know.
For improved security and safety of guests six dusk to dawn exterior lights have been installed.
Whenever possible accommodations will be made for PUUC members to utilize this convenient resource as much as possible during the months of construction.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact me.
Susan Reardon
Chairman, Spirit of Life Property Committee
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March, 2024 Update ~ Susan Reardon

We are continuing to pursue the Dream Plan of building an addition off the back of the house for the sanctuary. Since the sprinkler system is cost prohibitive ($250k), and is required for a two story building, we are investigating closing off the second floor and using it only for noncombustible storage. The basement could only be used for storage as well. The plan would be to convert the garage area into two classrooms, preserve the fireplace room for a third classroom area and add three bathrooms.
Our architect needed the drawings for the original leach fields, the leach fields that were installed 30 years ago, as well as the location of the various utility lines to add to the architectural drawings to submit to the county. Fortunately I was able to locate all of the information required to create the required Utility Drawing.
We had concerns that the addition might end up too close to our well. If the pump needs to be serviced or replaced the contractor would need access. I contacted the county to determine if they had setback requirements, they do not. They suggested I contact the Colorado Division of Water Resources. I was able to reach them and they do not have setback requirements either. I reached out to two different well maintenance companies in the area and made inquiries about access. Fortunately, the proposed addition would not interfere with well maintenance.
To get an estimate of the costs to build the addition, the structural engineer needs soil samples from the ground where construction would take place. I got multiple estimates and we have now selected a company to do the work. Prior to drilling for the samples, we need to have the private and public utilities located and marked. The public utilities will be marked for free. We have to hire a company to locate the private utilities ( the water line from the well and the electrical wires running from the house to the barn). I solicited estimates from five companies who do locating, selected one and arranged for the work to be done this week.
In parallel to the pricing and planning for an addition we are working on the Site Improvement Plan (SIP) to be submitted to the county along with the architectural drawings. This requires a number of independent studies to be done. We have an estimate of $40,800 from a Civil Engineering firm to perform some of the work. They would create a Grading and Drainage plan, make stormwater recommendations, do the Grading, Erosion, and Sediment Control Plan and report, the Phase II Drainage Report and create construction plans. The Site Improvement Plan also requires a Land Use Application Form, a written narrative describing the request, a site plan, landscape plan, property lighting plan, the building elevations, a colors and materials sample sheet, a boundary survey, documentation of sufficient water supply.
To make our dream become a reality there is a significant amount of work that needs to be done to meet state and local requirements and codes. We are slowly working through all of the necessary steps.
If anyone has any questions, concerns or comments, please contact me.
Susan Reardon –> [email protected]

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February 11, 2024 Update ~ Susan Reardon

Improvements to Current Structure
  • Structural requirement – The first floor needs to meet a higher load rating to upgrade a residence to an assembly building (40 pounds per square foot to 100 pounds per square foot)
    • The floor joists under the first floor needs to be reinforced to meet the higher load requirement
    • To perform the structural engineering calculations necessary to do the work a soil test needs to be done, we are getting quotes for soil testing
    • We have one quote to do the work and are waiting on a second quote
    • This work needs to be done regardless of where the sanctuary is located
  • HVAC
    • Current system is older, inefficient and shuts down periodically
    • A contractor has been selected to replace the system from several contractors who submitted quotes for a new system
    • New system will be an efficient electric heat pump with gas back up for sub zero temperatures
    • We are holding off on installation until the floor joist work is complete to alleviate removing and replacing the new ductwork
  • Septic System
    • New tank is installed
    • Retaining wall removed by septic contractor has been re-built to support the foundation of the main house
    • Current leach fields were inspected and are functional, we have a valve installed that will allow us to alternate use with the original fields to extend the life of both
Plans for the Usage
  • Two story structure – using the second floor of the house requires a sprinkler system to meet code requirements
    • We are still pursuing quotes however have been unsuccessful finding a contractor
    • Only quote received was for $250,000 for the sprinkler system
    • We are pursuing options without use of the second floor with the hope that we can proceed without the expensive system
    • Even if the second floor is blocked off it may need to have a sprinkler system however the county cannot make a determination until formal plans have been submitted
    • Having a well with a sprinkler system would require a very large water storage tank
    • We investigated connecting to Parker water however the tap fee is expensive and we would have to sign over our water rights. We are no longer considering this option
  • Location of the sanctuary
    • We are continuing to compare two options – either the garage/fireplace room or building an addition off the back
    • Option B – The garage/fireplace room sanctuary would be a cheaper option. RE would utilize the basement space since we cannot use the second floor
    • Option E – An addition would be significantly more expensive however it would give us more space with the RE rooms located in the current garage and would preserve the fireplace room
  • Paperwork
    • Submitted form to the Planning board for a Presubmittal Review Request
    • Researching and learning about the paperwork component of the project
      • Site Improvement Plan (SIP) Paperwork and Process
      • Usage by Special Review (USR) paperwork
      • Land use Proposal Form
  • Financial
    • Tax Exempt Status
      • Investigation into getting Spirit of Life LLC designated as a non profit
Go Green Initiatives
  • New energy efficient dishwasher ready to install
  • All light bulbs upgraded to LED
  • New Energy efficient HVAC system to be installed
  • Solar being investigated for road side sign
  • Dishes, cups, mugs and flatware purchased for events
Baldwin Gulch in Use
  • Storage of tech equipment, hospitality resources, PUUC materials
  • Craft club meeting
  • Spaghetti dinner
  • Weekly Spirit of Life meetings
Concept Drawing for Dream Plan
  • Sanctuary Addition off East Side, capacity 100 people
  • Two RE classrooms in current garage space (one dual use for minister office), Teen RE classroom in basement
  • Desk and file for minister in classroom
  • Two ADA accessible bathrooms in current garage space
  • Fireplace room preserved for small meetings, minister counseling
  • Fellowship area larger utilizing current living room with powder room removed, and current dining room
  • Decks on three sides – flanking two sides of sanctuary and two sides of the fellowship room

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January 26, 2024 ~ Susan Reardon

Summary of recent progress is as follows:
Contractor – Curt McQueen (General Contractor and Doug Hunt (Structural Engineer)
  • Reviewed reinforcing the first floor joists to meet 100 #psf requirement to convert first floor from residential to assembly
  • Reviewed Option B (garage sanctuary) and Option E (sanctuary new addition)
  • Need Soil Report for property for calculations
  • Discussed determining the costs of current options,
  • Doug Hunt (structural engineer) will calculate and submit proposal
  • Curt McQueen (general contractor) will submit revised estimate for current options taking limited budget into consideration
Sprinkler System
  • Contacted 5 more companies
  • Continuing to follow up and request estimates
  • Sarah Melius investigated getting a connection to Parker Water
  • Tap Fee will be significant
  • Spirit of Life would need to pay for putting in the line across Pine Dr (removing or going under roadway)
  • We would have to relinquish well water rights (cannot have two sources of water, even if county water only for emergencies)
  • We are no longer considering
Floor Plans
  • Determination of floor plan pending Sprinkler System results
  • Option B Garage Sanctuary w/o 2nd floor
  • Option E New Addition w/o 2nd floor
Utilities
  • HVAC
  • Stopped working again
  • Needs to be replaced ASAP with cold temperatures
  • Solicited and reviewed proposals and estimates from four contractors
  • Selected 5280 Heating and Cooling to install new system (electric heat pump with gas backup)
  • Local company
  • Compatible with solar panel integration
  • High energy efficiency system
  • Trane equipment (top rating in Consumer Reports for reliability/overall satisfaction
  • Air conditioning fully electric
  • Heat fully electric majority of the time, gas back up when temperatures too low for the heat pump to work
  • Lifetime warranty on heat exchanger, Ten Year labor warranty
  • 8% Discount for church
Appliances
  • Purchased new heavily discounted high energy efficient dishwasher
Grounds
  • Hired removal of dead trees North of barn to protect structure
Financial
  • Sarah Melius investigated the possibility of tax exemption, would require Spirit of Life, LLC to become a nonprofit

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January 1, 2024 ~ Susan Reardon

Teague and Tucker Van Buren have been working full time on the Spirit of Life, LLC property. (note: All of the expenses for the renovations and work, both planned and unexpected, are being paid for by the LLC, not PUUC). We continue to investigate the options for the sanctuary location with the key factor being the requirement for a very expensive sprinkler system if we plan to utilize the second story.
Summary of recent progress is as follows:
HVAC/Utilities
  • We have had three contractors come out to give estimates for a new system, we are awaiting written estimates.  The system will be an electric heat pump with gas backup.
  • The current electric heat pump shut off again and needed to be reset
  • Interior gas line installed (work performed by Teague and Tucker Van Buren)
  • Exterior gas line installed (work performed by Xcel Energy)
  • Third contractor for solar panels reviewed property and submitted bid
  • We are investigating the possibility of getting on county water (for emergency use only)  if it will reduce the cost of the sprinkler system by eliminating the need for a large water storage tank
Septic
  • Installation of new tank required imploding old tank, which was close to an exterior retaining wall (adjacent to the NW corner of the front porch).  Contractor removed existing retaining wall to perform the work.
  • To prevent foundation issues of the main structure the retaining wall, that was removed by the septic contractor,  needed to be replaced ASAP
  • Excavation and replacement of wall is now complete, additional unanticipated expense of $29,000.00
Plumbing Work (preventative maintenance performed by Teague and Tucker Van Buren)
  • replace kitchen faucet
  • replace laundry water faucets
Electrical (work performed by Teague and Tucker Van Buren)
  • light fixture in laundry room
Safety  (work performed by Tucker Van Buren)
  • install smoke detectors
Business
  • Application for change of use being prepared to submit to the Douglas County planning department

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December 11, 2023
The Spirit of Life Building Committee received several emails this week after the Social Justice League meeting. Below, please find additional information regarding the Spirit of Life property for clarity…
Green initiatives – Reardon family: For those of you who don’t know me, I would like to assure you that my own family is very environmentally conscious and make it a priority in our daily lives to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. We don’t use paper towels (cloth or sponges) or tissues (handkerchiefs only). My children, now adults, are 2.5-3 years apart so for a ten year period we had between one and two children in cloth diapers. Now that we are grandparents with two babies visiting we are back in the diaper washing mode on occasion! We have shampoo and conditioner bars, powder dish soap, dishwasher detergent pellets (not plastic pod), laundry detergent that all come in compostable packaging – no plastic bottles. We pay for weekly compost service pick up. For events and parties we use real dishes and silverware, glassware, mugs (over 35 people compostable plates that go in our green compost bin). Our trash goes in a paper bag (when there were the 6 of us we only filled one paper brown bag a week with trash, now that we are empty nesters we fill one paper bag every other week). For Christmas and Birthdays we re-use all of our wrapping paper. The four kids grew up using scissors to cut the tape and folding the paper back up. I will be pulling out wrapping paper with some pieces close to 30 years old next week. Although our clan has never known the delight other kids found in ripping open a gift, they are proud to do their part to reduce and reuse! A highly energy efficient green home for Prairie would be a dream come true!
Important Key Facts – HVAC System:
  • Teague Van Buren is a licenced HVAC professional with 46 years of experience
  • Teague is in support of installing solar panels on the property
  • The current furnace is 13 years old, stopped working, was repaired, has shut down 4-6 times since being repaired.
  • Winter is upon us, there is a concern about frozen pipes (flooding, property damage etc) since the building is not occupied extensive flooding would not be noticed for some time.  A replacement heating system needs to be installed ASAP
  • The Spirit of Life committee has had two different solar companies out to the property to review the building and grounds and provide estimates ($11k-$24k upfront after rebates)
  • The roof was in poor condition, therefore needed to be replaced prior to the installation of solar panels
  • Spirit of Life got quotes, ordered materials, scheduled work and had a new roof installed on both the main house and barn
  • Spirit of Life verified that solar panels would not void the warranty on the new roofing materials
  • An independent HVAC contractor advised Spirit of Life that an all electric heat pump system cannot keep up with colder temperatures in Colorado, he recommended gas back up
  • An independent HVAC contractor advised Spirit of Life that dual fuel hybrid systems are more complicated with electronic boards and sensors, prone to not being as reliable
  • Spirit of Life has solicited multiple contractors for quotes for both electric heat pump with gas back up, as well as a gas heat with electric heat pump for AC
  • The HVAC system has NOT been selected, we are awaiting quotes and are still gathering information
  • Even IF a gas furnace were to be installed, Air Conditioning, water heater, clothes dryer, as well as all lighting and appliances would be electric
Budgetary Concerns:
  • The Spirit of Life, LLC purchased the 7053 Baldwin Gulch Circle for $970,000 on September 18, 2023
  • Spirit of Life, LLC originally committed $150,000 for renovations, now increased to $200,000
  • Prior to purchase the inspection revealed that the roofing and gutters needed to be replaced ($34,500)
  • An architectural firm was hired to provide drawings of different layout options and to liaison with the county codes office (estimated $17,000)
  • Initially it was believed that the cost of removing several walls to open up a sanctuary space and moving the kitchen would fall within the budgeted amount
  • Contractors have been slow, or non-responsive, to provide quotes to make key decisions
  • Estimate to convert the building from a residence to an assembly building to meet code requirements was $368,000, more than double what was anticipated, and we have since learned this estimate is low for the sprinkler system
  • Estimate for the commercial sprinkler system (required for a 2 story structure) is $250,000
  • The committee continues to pursue multiple estimates and explore options
  • Budget = $200,000 – $17,000 (architect) – $2,700 (security cameras)
  • There are not unlimited funds!  We have received an extremely generous gift but also a very long list of strict ADA and Fire Safety requirements with shockingly large price tags.
  • Once PUUC moves into the building we will be responsible for the cost of utilities.  If electric is more expensive we need a budget review by the finance committee to ensure we can pay the higher monthly utility bill
  • Solar Panels remain a goal, however budgetary limitations may move them to the long term master plan.
Goal:
  • OPEN THE DOORS!  Many, many hours have been spent in meetings with numerous contractors, engineers, architects and county code officials working to find the path to opening the doors for Prairie to rent the space!
  • Once we figure out a way to open the doors, using the funds we have, the plan was to use any extra money for improvements such as solar panels.  Currently we are in a position with a deficit rather than a surplus.
Support from Newly formed Social Justice Committee:
  • Research Xcel Energy rebates for commercial properties with new dual fuel systems (HVAC with electric heat pump, gas back up)
  • Research CORE rebates for commercial properties with new dual fuel systems (HVAC with electric heat pump, gas back up)
  • Research State and Federal tax credits for new dual fuel systems (HVAC with electric heat pump, gas back up)
  • Prepare a cost and budget analysis based on research of current costs of gas vs electric in Colorado, historically gas has been cheaper to heat a building
  • Research grants for solar panels
  • Teague Van Buren has already put up over a million dollars to provide us with a home, PUUC cannot ask him to take out a loan for solar panels
  • Initial quotes for solar panels required a significant financial outlay, which we do not have
  • Research into becoming a Green Sanctuary (UUA)
Communication:
  • An email was set up ([email protected]) before the vote was held to determine if PUUC was interested in renting 7053 Baldwin Gulch.  Everyone has been encouraged via emails, newsletter, during the congregational meeting to send questions and concerns (note: this mailbox has remained nearly empty with only 3 emails before Sunday)
  • Periodic open meetings can be set up for members to ask questions
  • Updates will be provided in the newsletter (not weekly but when there is something to report)
  • Please inform me (Susan Reardon, [email protected]) of any information collected and research that is being done so that we don’t have duplicate efforts.
  • All quotes and estimates are being uploaded to the PUUC Google Drive
Important reminders:
  • Teague Van Buren has provided us with a once in a lifetime opportunity. So far it has been a series of challenges.  He is at the property nearly every day working to make this happen (today he was on his hands and knees with his son Tucker replacing leaking pipes and valves in the bathrooms).  Show your gratitude!!  Don’t miss the forest for the trees!
  • Please do not reach out to Teague, Claudia or Tucker Van Buren with complaints, the [email protected] was set up for the purpose of communicating any concerns or suggestions.  This email is monitored daily.  It also serves as documentation to help track action items to add to our ever growing list.
I hope that this answers some questions and clears up misinformation. This worthwhile endeavor is a collaboration between Teague, the current property owner, and Prairie UUC, the hopeful future owners. The Building Committee serves as a liaison and is open to all suggestions and comments as we work to create the best possible home for Prairie.
Susan Reardon
Chairman Spirit of Life Building Committee

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November 27, 2023

Spirit of Life has a gotten a new roof, and Prairie UU’s belongings have been moved out of their storage unit, and safely onto the property. Thanks so much to the folks helped with the move!

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November 13, 2023

Thank you to all Members who participated in our Proposed Property vote! The outcome of the vote was an enthusiastic YES! Watch this space for updates on renovations, timelines, volunteer opportunities, etc. Please direct any questions, suggestions, or comments to [email protected].

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October 30, 2023
The Spirit of Life, LLC has purchased a 4.6 acre plot of land in Parker with a house and barn. The property will be renovated to meet all safety and ADA codes.