Facilities Rental

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of DeKalb

Building Use Policies

 (Updated January 2016)


1. Intent of Cost-Sharing Agreement

Cost-sharing agreement is meant to defray costs associated with building use. Any activity that increases the cost associated with running the building may be charged additional fees.

2. Cost-Share Schedule 

All cost-sharing fees will be determined by the Board of Trustees or its designee. Building use scholarships will be available for those organizations or activities that are unable to share in the cost of the building usage. All such requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

3. Fees: All Building Use Fees are Negotiable

Fellowship Hall

Members and Friends who pledge annually: Up to 4 hours $40; full day $80.

Non-Members: 4 hours $80; full day $160


Members and Friends who pledge annually: Up to 4 hours $ 30; full day $60. No cost for members to use the library when they rent the Sanctuary or Fellowship Hall for religious services such as commitment ceremonies, weddings, funerals, and child dedications.

Non-Members: Up to 4 hours $60; full day $120



Members and Friends who pledge annually: Up to 4 hours $75; Full Day $150

Non-Members: Up to 4 hours $125; full day $250

Weddings, Holy Unions and Funerals:

Members and Friends who pledge annually – No Cost.

Non-Members: Up to 4 hours $125. Does not include professional services such as minister and musicians.


R.E. Rooms

There will be one small R.E. room available for cost sharing on a limited basis. The capacity for this room is 8 people.

Fees - Members and Friends who pledge annually: Up to 4 hours $10; full day $20. 

Non-Members: 4 hours $20; full day $40


      Non-Profit Meeting Rentals

               UUFD is happy to rent to non-profit organizations needing meeting space on a

               monthly or weekly basis, depending on timing and availability.

               The standard non-profit rental rate is $35 per meeting, for up to 4 hours. 

4. Cost-sharing Payments

Groups and individuals using any rooms of the UUFD building must pay with 2 checks at least one week prior to the scheduled event. One check covers the cost-share agreement; the second check covers the security deposit, equalto the rental fee. Both checks should be made out to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of DeKalb. Before deposits may be returned, the sponsoring member must have checked out the facilities and returned the paperwork and key to the church office.


5. Member or Sponsor

All individuals and organizations using the space on a cost share basis must be sponsored by a UUFD member or a Friend who pledges annually.


6. Furniture Arrangement 

No furniture or chairs may be removed from or added to the building without the prior approval of the Board of Trustees or its designee. A small number of tables and chairs will be available for use by members off site; however, they must complete paperwork and submit to office manager for approval.


7. Keys 

Keys for the building will be available during business hours and can be checked out by members of the congregation sponsoring an event in the building. Keys must be returned to the UUFD office within one week of the completion of the cost share event or a fine may be assessed.


8. Prioritizing Requests

Applications for building use are available from the UUFD church office. Applications will be considered on a first come-first serve basis. Priority may be given based on type of activity (i.e. church-related vs. social event) and membership status. Priority for building use will be given to church-related events and member activities however, this does does not pre-empt contractual obligation already in effect. When examining any request the Board of Trustees or its designee will consider how closely the proposed activity furthers the principles and values of our Fellowship.


9. Building Use Approval

  1. All building use, except normal church business, must be approved thru Office Manager.

  2. Any request or building use that involves a religious service by outside organizations must be approved by the Minister.

  3. Any dispute involving building usage and cost-sharing agreements may be referred to the Board of Trustees for resolution.


10. Building Maintenance and Security 

Those using the building will be expected to return it to its original condition prior to closing the building. Any costs incurred due to damage or clean up related to the use of the building will be the responsibility of the individual requesting to use the building. The cost of any clean up or repair to the building will be deducted from the security deposit or billed to the building user. These fees will be determine on a per incident basis. The identified UUFD sponsor will be responsible for ensuring the church is returned to its original condition. This policy includes, but is not limited to, furniture, trash, heating and cooling.


11. Smoking Policy 

There will be no smoking in this building or within 15 feet of an entrance into the building.


12. (Service Animals) Animal Policy

The only animals allowed in the building are service animals, unless pre-approved by the Board of Trustees or its designee.





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