Archive for December, 2015
On Dec 18th, 2015, a cluster of votive candles caused a small fire in the sanctuary. When a fire extinguisher was used, the pressurized air and flame retardant moved flaming wax and votives into the air and onto the carpet and surrounding chair.
Full Circle is deeply and sincerely sorry for the carpet and chair damage that happened during this accident Friday night. We are taking this quite seriously and are willing to pay for damages. Full Circle has a shared leadership, even if we weren’t in attendance, we all have a responsibility for the practices of our members. For the last 20 years, UUCA has been supporting our “earth based spirituality” , and we treat the church with the respect it deserves. We try to leave the sanctuary space cleaner than we arrived, and so we feel devastated that harm came to the sacred space during one of our services.
Many of us have been mentors, or worked in UUCA’s youth programs at the church. We did a four year fund raiser and a whole summer of community construction to build the outdoor labyrinth. We have brought people from the public into the UU fold, and many have become members at our church because of events hosted by Full Circle. Full Circle exemplifies all of the 7th Principles, but most importantly, is a good example of “Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations”. We are grateful for UUCA in welcoming us in the church. Many of us are anonymous to protect our jobs and families. It’s still a scary prejudiced world out there for those who practice a non-Christian faith. Words cannot express the regret we feel that this incident ocurred in our place of worship and safety.
We are in the process of discussing paying for new carpet for the church, or in the short term, possibly (if the church would like it) a nice printed throw carpet in front of the altar.
Our sincerest apologies