UUJAZ's Executive Director Janine Gelsinger and our Congregational Organizer & Legislative Coordinator Casey Clowes journeyed to Tucson to share a momentous event with the Mountain Vista congregation. Yes, it was Easter Sunday... but another kind of resurrection was also being celebrated, with the congregation returning to in-person services in their NEW BUILDING!
Having voted in 2014 to seek a new church space and then been in temporary spaces since 2017, MVUU folks "felt like we were wandering in the desert, but our strong community held us together during this time." Their patience and faith were rewarded when they found the perfect building in 2019, which they were able to renovate during the difficult days of the pandemic closure.
You can watch MVUU's April 17th service here (Casey and Janine make an appearance at about the 1:14:00 mark).
And if you want a tour of MVUU's new building, plus details of how they achieved this wonderful milestone, check out the video below!