About this project
Restoring the Parsonage to Life, and Vice Versa
This project is very personal for me. I would not say the restoration was my idea, but at every opportunity I have egged on my fellows in the First Universalist Church to undertake it. I am not simply lending my name to someone else's good cause. As have others, I have contributed my own money and spent many hours at the parsonage, wielding crowbars and slinging paint. So, any support you might provide will be as a literal helping hand to friends and to me.
A Unitarian Universalist congregation, the First Universalist Church of Camp Hill is seriously committed to optimizing life in this world. Located in the heart of Camp Hill, a rural town suffering its own indignities at the hands of time, the parsonage would be a space not just for members but also writers, musicians and thinkers, a torch to pass to the creative young citizens who are waking forgotten neighborhoods and towns all over the U.S.
We are an older congregation, few in number and modest in means. At any given moment there are thousands of old homes undergoing renovation, but the parsonage represents a gigantic undertaking for our little fellowship. It stretches us to our limit, and we welcome that. However, we're not too proud to ask for help!
Jimmy Johnson, Creator of Arlo & Janis
P.S. We might even have a show of cartoon art some day!
Risks and challenges
The worst that can happen is the overhaul of the parsonage might never be completed. Believe me: I think about that, especially late at night. Work is underway now, but it will take us longer alone, and the flesh is weak. With your support, it is almost certain we can finish plumbing and painting an old house. Without it, maybe not quite so certain.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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