Priorities for Use:
First Priority Use
UUFB Board, ministries, committees and affinity groups for the purpose of regular congregational meetings, programs and events.
Second Priority Use
UUFB members and friends (persons contributing significantly to UUFB’s mission through financial and/or other contributions of time and talents) for rites of passage provided they have been members for six months prior to a request for space use, or pledging supporters or regular contributing supporters for the previous year.
Third Priority Use
Affiliate Organizations, such as UU Minister or District cluster groups for their regular meetings, programs and events.
Fourth Priority Use
Recognized “Partners” of UUFB, whose purpose supports the social justice work of the congregation, such as HELP of Beaufort, CODA, etc. for use of space on a regular or single event basis.
Fifth Priority Use
UUFB members and friends (persons contributing significantly to UUFB’s mission through financial and/or other contributions of time and talents) for personal events such as family reunions, birthday parties, etc.
Sixth Priority Use
501(c)(3) non-profit groups, organizations and individuals whose purposes, although they do not promote the values or purposes of UUFB, are not incompatible with our values, purpose or principles. These groups or individuals may arrange for use of space on a regular or single event basis, provided their use does not interfere with the regular congregation programs.
Partisan political groups may not use UUFB facilities for partisan political purposes. However, the facilities may be used for free and open, non-partisan discussions of political issues. Examples: a neighborhood meeting to discuss highway expansion issues would be allowed; a precinct caucus for a political party would not be allowed; a debate between candidates would be allowed. If the Board or Minister deems it advisable, outside groups may be asked to seek sponsorship of an appropriate Committee. For example, a political issue discussion group may be referred to the Social and Environmental Justice Committee.
Approved by the Board, July 10, 2014
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