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Preserve the Christian Union Church's Rich Legacy

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Dear Friends,

This GoFundMe request is to help the Christian Union Church of North Truro continue our rich legacy of supporting and working with the Truro and Lower Cape communities by restoring and upgrading our antique building.

Some of our immediate fundraising needs include:

  • Ceiling replacement and lighting for the Fellowship Hall and Kitchen
  • Energy efficiency upgrades and an engineering evaluation
  • Bell tower restoration

The Christian Union Church of North Truro’s importance to Truro began with its founding in the early 1700s to meet the charter requirement for establishing the Town of Truro. Our current building was erected in the early 1840s at its present location, then raised in the early 1870s to provide a lower floor for Sunday school, meetings, church suppers, and other church-community activities.
Truro adults may remember events they participated in as children and youth at CUC, such as Halloween parties with apple bobbing and hanging doughnut races. Several of our local Boy Scouts earned their God and Country Merit Badges with us, on their way to Eagle Scout. The former Ladies Aid Society was well known for its extensive rummage sales and bake sales. Those traditions are continued today through our summer Thrift Shed and Community dinners, and quarterly bake sales.
Our goal for the Christian Union Church is to preserve its historical character and to continue serving as a safe space for worship and community activities. Today, the Christian Union Church actively serves the Truro community in many ways:

  • Hosting the Truro Community Kitchen, a free weekly meal service.
  • Weekly 12-step support meetings, and meditation gatherings.
  • Community meals, concerts, local artisan craft fairs, and bake sales.
  • Community Thrift shed and garden.
  • Weddings, memorials, baptisms, pastoral care, and social nurture services.
  • Sunday worship and fellowship.

We are fortunate that other critical initiatives are being funded through grants and partner organizations:

  • The Truro Community Kitchen, in partnership with The Truro Central School, is launching its own green program to introduce reusable cloth bags and washable containers to its meal delivery program, significantly reducing waste, and actively involving the youth of our community.
  • Cape Light Compact is upgrading HVAC, insulation, and LED lighting, which will reduce the carbon footprint of the church to almost zero.
  • The historic parsonage currently provides affordable housing for a local Truro resident, The Resource, Inc. is providing a roof replacement and the required septic upgrade for the parsonage property.

Please help us to reach our goal!
Thank You and God Bless

Please visit our website for other ways to give.
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Donations 

  • Janis Sommers
    • $25 
    • 1 mo
  • Kathleen Rosenkampff
    • $50 
    • 2 mos
  • Mercy Grinold
    • $25 
    • 3 mos
  • Justine Rice
    • $200 
    • 3 mos
  • Steven Roderick
    • $250 
    • 3 mos
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Organizer

Deborah Grozier
Organizer
Truro, MA

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