Dear Fellow Cobblestone Church RE Alumni,

It has been a long time since together we were listening to Uncle Bob Paysonís sermon, we hung from the rope to ring the church bell, put on a Christmas program, baked cookies, prepared gifts for a family in need, went Trick or Treating for UNICEF, went camping with Big Bad George Anderson and Bess Koval, set up for family night suppers, and washed many coffee cups after the coffee hour. What a wonderful fellowship we shared!

We are writing to you today because the Unitarian Universalist Cobblestone Church of Cortland is in need of restoration and we would like to see a significant contribution from those of us who grew up in the Cobblestone church. For many of the years since we were kids, upstate New York has seen economic hard times and the Cobblestone Church is not as vibrant and as well-funded as it was then. The current congregation is significantly smaller now. A smaller congregation coupled with an aging building (160 plus years) has meant that there are many more building needs than funds. Hopefully you value your UU experience as we do ours.

We have recently talked about how our experiences shaped our lives and the many ideas and values we were taught in the UU RE programs have helped us in our lives and careers. Hopefully you feel the same way when you reflect on what your UU education has meant to you.

Please join us in contributing to the Cobblestone Church Bell Tower Fund to make sure that this architecturally significant building can house the current and future generations of UUís. It sure seems the world could use more people educated in the UU beliefs.

Please make your checks out to Unitarian Universalist Church of Cortland and mail to Marion Sutton Lutz at 7 Holley Drive, Homer, NY 13077.

Visit our website for more information and photos of the church.

Marion Sutton Lutz
Treasurer, Cobblestone Church

Ana Beth Koval